Lessons: $35 per 1/2 hour with purchase of four lessons
Ray, a 30 year veteran of the British pop scene, began his drumming career studying with the legendary Scottish drummer George McGowan as well as London great Bob Armstrong, whose former students include such luminaries as Oasis’s Alan White and The Who’s Zak Starkey.
Ray began playing professionally in Glasgow and at the age of 20 made the move to London to join the Scottish band Contraband who had been signed with Transatlantic Records. From then on he became a fixture on the London scene, playing and recording with such greats as Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Big Audio Dynamite, Wishbone ash, Bjork, Bill Wyman, Andy Summers, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Mick Jones (The Clash), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), lulu, Ultravox, Belinda Carlisle, Peter Green ( Fleetwood Mac) Del Shannon, Right Said Fred, Rolf Harris, T’pau, The Bay City Rollers and Steve Howe (Yes).
Other career highlights include:
Collaboration with members of Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Portishead, Thin Lizzy, The Average White Band, 10cc, Mike and the Mechanics, Fairground Attraction, Roger Waters and Van Morrison.
Spent 10 years touring worldwide with Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash. Ray was the television house band drummer for UK TV shows- The Jack Dee Show (Channel 3), Viva Cabaret (Channel 4) The Paul Merton Show (BBC Television) An audience with Freddie Starr (Channel 3) What’s That Noise (BBC Te;evision). In house drummer for music publishers Southern Music. Also responsible for playing on many advertisement/film and tv jingles. Performed on live recordings for Chrysalis Records.
Ray is a Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Sticks, DW endorsed artist.
To arrange drum lessons with Ray, please contact Kenny’s Music Store at (949) 661-3984.