Ray

Live Act Alternative Hip-Hop Alternative Rap Hip Hop Melodic
Ray - Alternative Hip-Hop Alternative Rap Hip Hop Melodic Live Act in London

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“Ray’s vocals have a great tone, which to me is incredibly important. His rhythm and delivery is consistent and convincing, and he understands the need for hooks and what I call ‘pop sensibility.’ His use of chorus is commercial without being crass, and there is a musicality about his compositions that I am impressed with. There is a depth to what he is doing that I like” Alan Moulder (Record Producer)

When looking at a painting we identify, among other things, both the beauty and darkness of the composition. We try to understand the artist through the various shades and colors, and although not a painter, Ray’s colors are so bold and his shades so dark that we are under no illusion as to what he feels. A poet who paints his pictures with words, Ray bares his soul and invites his listener to view the world from a fresh perspective; a perspective that manages to be both intensely individual, yet globally applicable.

A classically trained pianist, songwriter and artist, Ray graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a BA (Hons) in Sound Technology. During his time at LIPA, Ray co-produced and performed on a track that won First Place for most downloaded song in a competition hosted by EMI Japan & the British Council. Subsequently, Ray won First Place for the R&B/Hip-Hop category of the International Songwriting Competition. Judges included Timbaland & Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC. Following this win, Ray won Grand Prize as well as the Lennon Award for the Hip-Hop category of the John Lennon Song writing Contest. His highest accolade came when the Rebel With A Cause EP garnered positive reviews from British alternative rock record producer Alan Moulder. Ray’s Requiem For Hip Hop EP was released in 2012. His latest single, Rock-A-Bye, is due for release this spring, accompanied by a music video with director Andy Marsh at the helm (Keane, Black Rain).

“Ray’s vocals have a great tone, which to me is incredibly important. His rhythm and delivery is consistent and convincing, and he understands the need for hooks and what I call ‘pop sensibility.’ His use of chorus is commercial without being crass, and there is a musicality about his compositions that I am impressed with. There is a depth to what he is doing that I like” Alan Moulder (Record Producer)

When looking at a painting we identify, among other things, both the beauty and darkness of the composition. We try to understand the artist through the various shades and colors, and although not a painter, Ray’s colors are so bold and his...

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Discography Ray

  • 2016 Rock-A-Bye Single | TBA
  • 2012 Requiem For Hip Hop EP | Independent Release
  • 2010 Rebel With A Cause EP | Independent Release

Media

  • Sound My Life Remaster
  • Sound Requiem For Hip Hop
  • Sound Apocalypse
  • Sound Rebel With A Cause

Origin

  • London GB

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