billraydrums Bill Ray

Seattle Washington   United States of America
Member since February 7, 2015

Collaborations: 3   Joined: 34   Tracks: 89


   

Bio

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OK gang! I'm back! :D Let's rock!

**DISCLOSURE: I can provide a Stereo Mix free of charge. Stem Files help pay the rent on my studio. I offer a sliding scale rate for those. Got a question? billraydrums@gmail.com**

Bill Ray pretty much showed up on earth with sticks in his hands. Born into a family of photographers, musicians with teachers and salesmen scattered throughout, the creative and logical influences that surrounded his youth would provide a constant source of inspiration and curiosity. At the age of 4 his path was clearly lit upon seeing the local drum guru George Lawrence perform a drum solo during a photo shoot at his parent's photography studio in Jackson, MS.

Since then, he has over the past three decades developed the ability to play what needs to be played to make a band sound good. BR also teaches via Skype and in person worldwide whether in a drum clinic or one-on-one lessons. He has also played on 150+ albums including Ike Turner's 2007 Grammy-Award winning "Risin' With The Blues".

BR is currently playing with instrumental rock guitar trio RDG, playing amazing shows with some of the hottest new groups out as well as opening shows for many legendary performers. Bill can be seen around his ?backyard? that is Southern California playing gigs with many different acts and artists.

Bill endorses Stone Custom Drum, Sabian Cymbals, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Aquarian Drumheads, Kickport International, Sonall Percussion, Humes & Berg, Etymotic, Eccentric Systems, and Slug Percussion Products.

Most Endorsed Talents See All Endorse
+31Drums-Acoustic
+10Professional
+8Jedi
+6Ninja

Latest Collaborations Created See All

The Dance

Instrumental
1 File, 2yr+7mo ago
billraydrums billraydrums
 

4/4 Funky thing

Fusion
3 Files, 2yr+8mo ago
billraydrums billraydrums
 

Babylon Funky Sisters

Instrumental
6 Files, 1yr+4mo ago
billraydrums billraydrums, RGBass, Janfat
 

Collaborations Joined See All

Color-Blind

Adult Alternative
8 Files, 1yr+5mo ago
ipft ipft, billraydrums, LYRICSMART
 

Love is Blind (spun off from ejay)

Electric Blues
15 Files, 1yr+7mo ago
BrotherRat BrotherRat, billraydrums, ejay + 1 more
 

You could never know

Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
25 Files, 1yr+3mo ago
MHenebury MHenebury, billraydrums, wtrznadel + 1 more
 

SpaceJam (with billraydrums, JhSchcilling and m99tty)

Prog-Rock/Art Rock
12 Files, 1yr+7mo ago
TheOtherMichael TheOtherMichael, jhschilling, gabrojazz + 4 more
 

Latest Activity See All
billraydrums accepted the mix Janfat uploaded to the collaboration Babylon Funky Sisters
1yr+4mo ago
billraydrums added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration Babylon Funky Sisters
1yr+4mo ago
billraydrums liked the collaboration Color-Blind
1yr+5mo ago
billraydrums added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration stop the motion
1yr+7mo ago
billraydrums uploaded a mix (version 3) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration stop the motion
1yr+7mo ago
billraydrums uploaded a mix (version 3) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration stop the motion
1yr+7mo ago
billraydrums added a comment to the Engineering-Mixing Mix in the collaboration stop the motion
1yr+7mo ago
billraydrums uploaded a mix (version 2) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration stop the motion
1yr+7mo ago
billraydrums uploaded a mix (version 2) of type Engineering-Mixing to the collaboration stop the motion
1yr+7mo ago
billraydrums liked the collaboration They Wont Lie
1yr+7mo ago