Composed/Arranged, Written/Performed, Produced, Keyboards/Programmed By: Ray
Keyboard ability: Expert
Composer ability: Expert
Rapping ability: Expert
Producer ability: Expert
Influences: Michael Jackson
, Hans Zimmer
, Dr. Dre
, Jay Electronica
Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Sound Technology from Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Liverpool, UK.
Co-produced an R&B track that won First Place as the most downloaded song in a music competition hosted by EMI Japan & the British Council. Tokyo, Japan/London, UK.
HitQuarters ‘Artist of the Week’ in 2010.
Grand Prize Winner as well as Lennon Award Winner for the Hip-Hop category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in 2010. Judges included Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. New York, USA.
First Place for the R&B/Hip-Hop category of the International Songwriting Competition in 2010. Judges included Timbaland & Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC. Nashville, USA.
Debut EP, entitled ‘Requiem For Hip Hop,’ released on Apple iTunes & Amazon MP3 on March 11, 2012. Includes the charity single ‘Imagine,’ the proceeds of which is being donated in full to scholarship funds established for the children uprooted and orphaned by the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Impressive reviews received from British alternative rock record producer Alan Moulder.