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KEVIN RAY: Bio

Kevin Ray is a songwriter/singer and piano player from Los Angeles, currently residing in New York City. His latest musicalCentral Avenue Breakdown, just got back from a production at the Daegu International Music Festival in South Korea and returned to New York  for an encore presentation at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where it won six awards including Excellence in  Music and Orchestations in 2011.  Kevin is currently busy at work constructing his newest musical, Maquiladora, a story about young factory workers in Juarez, Mexico. 

Kevin has recorded seven solo albums including Radio Silence (2013), Speak Now (2009), Karaoketown (2004), and RadioFriendly (2002). In 2006, he composed the MAC-nominated Seasoned Greetings – complete with twelve original holiday songs performed by the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. That record went on to receive critical acclaim including a MAC nomination for the song Fat Christmas

In January 2008, twenty-five up and coming singers performed a musical revue of Mr. Ray's work called Songs from the Magic Trash Can at the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street, New York, NY. Kevin's songs have also been featured in the December 2007 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Fundraiser, Unsung, alongside award winning Broadway composers Andrew Lippa and Laurence O’Keefe, and in the independent film Zerophilia . He has spent the last year performing around the world, most recently at the Globe (Dublin), and "Society of Exiles" at Pooca (Hamburg). He is currently working on his newest musical, Maquiladora, about factory workers in Juarez.


Kevin's songs have been performed on television, in theaters and federal courtrooms. His unique style of piano-based pop-rock mixes elements of theater, jazz, and soul music. His songs are personal and literate, and range from intensely emotional, to humorous, to political. For more information on Kevin's music, check him out on iTunes and CDBaby.com.


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