Ray Belli

Session Drummer

Ray Belli on SoundBetter

15+ years working as a recording and touring drummer. I have a one-of-a-kind approach to sound and groove that draws equally from 70's fusion, minimalist folk, sample-based music, Indian hand percussion, and more! My greatest strength is thinking outside the box to find just the right part for the music.

In addition to my own band Arc Iris, I've had the pleasure of recording or performing with world class artists such as Jon Anderson (Yes), Ryan Miller (Guster), Stuart Bogie (Arcade Fire), John Medeski, Oh Pep, Kristian Leth (#1 Danish pop star), plus many more.

My musicality is not a one-trick pony. Whether your track calls for straight-ahead grooves, bombastic fills, a light touch, or a textural flourish, I can make it happen. I have extensive knowledge of different styles of drum tuning to help nail the sound you're looking for.

I also specialize in blending acoustic drums with samples and programmed beats. I'm happy to play along to existing loops or come up with hybrid acoustic/electric drum parts on my own. My main tool for creating and playing electronic drum sounds is Sensory Percussion, a new, revolutionary "drum synthesizer" that makes electronic drums sound way more organic, dynamic, and human.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Slingerland drum kits
  • Vintage Ludwig snares
  • Sensory Percussion
  • Amedia Cymbals (custom
  • handmade
  • and amazing!)
  • ProTools
  • Ableton
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