Professional and experienced Vocalist with a 4 octave range, versatile, great pitch and creative "out of the box". Vocal Stacks, Harmonies, writing melodies always with a soulful delivery.
I can deliver great quality Pro vocals for serious Music. I'm a seasoned Singer that has great versatility, I have a 4 octave range and can offer a wide choice of vocal styles. My specialty is Rock/Blues, however I can deliver a wide range of vocal styles, even more operatic. Vocal stacks, harmonies, writing top lines, songwriting is what I love to do.
Im a Touring musician,International or local, performing my own compositions or covers, either solo or with my band and I am also a Session Musician. I am really easy to work with and I love collaborating with other Musicians.
I love a challenge and I love creating and thinking "out of the box" to come up with unique and interesting Vocal melodies or lyrics. I have been playing covers for a long time and I find it has given me a wide knowledge of styles either vocally or sonically and it really is a great tool. So if there is a specific style the client is looking for, I can deliver.
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6 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Ray van D
Ray has excellent communication skills, has an amazing voice and great lyric skills. It was great working with him and I hope we will be able to work together soon. Thank you.
Ray Van D
Wow what a great vocalist
Very good communication and extremely fast turn around, I will definitely use Ray Van D on future projects
All the best
Ray is a talented vocalist and a joy to work with. His response and delivery time is great, I think he is working on songs a few minutes after being hired.
Ray is a good vocalist and was easy to work with, his turn around time is FAST, as is his communication. Good experience.
Ray delivers big time! Great voice and easy to work with.
Highly recommended :-)
Ray is not only a fantastic professional, but a great guy. Very easy going. He definitely knows the job. Sings with soul and power. He is very experienced and you can totally trust he will deliver what you are expecting and more. We had the chance to work together a few times, and I have always been excited to get back to him. He also composes and creates some great backing vocals for your recording. Good luck and till next time!
Interview with Ray van D
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I formed my first cover band at the age of 14, recorded my 1st album at 17 in 1995 with the band Iris (vocal lead and back vocals, co-writer and guitarrist,) released 3 albums with them and toured for 10 years. I have had several cover bands and I gig regularly either locally and internationally. I recorded an acoustic cover album under my name Ray van D in 2017 and I co wrote and recorded an acoustic rock album called Terra Plana in 2018, I guested as a Singer/ Lyricist in Paulo Barros "More Humanity Please" album, in 2018 I co founded a project called Opera Rocks (a blend of Rock and Opera), I co founded the band Stone Breaker in 2015, released our 1st EP in 2018, "Hopes & Dreams" in April 2020 and and a Live Acoustic album in December 2020. I have been a professional singer for the last 25 years.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspired by musicians that think out of the box as Josh Homme, Jack White, or producers like Eric Valentine.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Im very proud of my work with my band Stone Breaker. I'm the main songwriter, vocalist, lyricist and co producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am always writing and recording. It's something I do on a regularly base. After the release of the album "Hopes & Dreams" with my band Stone Breaker I am currently working on the next album and on studio jobs that come along.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Easy & friendly communication, passionate & high quality vocals.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as Rock/Blues/Alternative.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Rock/Blues/Alternative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a good sense for melody and a wide vocal range.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communication is key to reach a great result so having a nice open conversation about the song we are working on. It's good to have references on the type of Singer, Melody or Lyrics that the customer envisions for their song
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of an Imac running Logic ProX with an Apogee Duet, Neve LB 1073 pre, Neumann Tlm103 mic
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. There are advantages and disadvantages in both and it depends on your vision of what your music to sound like.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to sing and Music is my call, my mission on this planet. I am very fortunate to be able to do what I do.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think it's that I am limited to one genre or style of singing. I can sing high octane rock but I can also sing low register.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record vocals, write melodies and lyrics or write songs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for? What do you hear in this song? How does it make you feel? Can you describe the images you have in your mind? What is your vision? Where do you see the vocals coming in? Do you have lyrics? If you could choose any singer to sing this song, who would that be?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Josh Homme. I like his originality and approach to music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always aim for authenticity and I always approach it as it is my song. I always aim to bring passion and soul to the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process consists of listening to the tracks, have an overview of the work that has to be done and communicate with the client. If there is a vocal guide I will listen to the song a few times and I will record a rough sketch. I will later come back to hear it with fresh ears and record the vocals to send to the client to ask if the client is happy with the direction it's taking. I will record melodies and vocal stacks and deliver this usually in a few days.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I am on a desert island every time Im in writing mode. I would bring my acoustic guitar, my iMac, my apogee duet, my Neumann tlm103 and my neve preamp.