Ray was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario and came from a very musical family including his mother who was a professional opera singer with the Canadian Opera Company. Following high school he attended Humber College for Music Performance. Ray has been playing saxophones for over 40 years with many local bands including Ruby, Opus 11, Project People, Terry Odette and Top Pocket. He has also sat in with the horn section for Ray Charles and the Temptations at Lulu’s Roadhouse and played in opening bands for Eddie Money, Meatloaf, and Ray Lyle and the Storm. Ray has recorded in studios locally and in Toronto and is presently playing with local bands Too Mutch Clutch and Group Therapy and the OCD horns.