Mr. RAY (Ray Andersen) has been writing and performing under this name since 1994 –
but that is only part of the story. In 1994, Ray was asked to come in and perform at a pre-school.
In no time, he became known as “mr. RAY,” holding an eye-catching, colorfully-stickered guitar.
The kids (and Ray) were quickly hooked.
Singing about friendship, dinosaurs and rainbows never sounded so cool before…
He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey in the home that legendary songwriters
Carole King and Gerry Goffin lived and where most of the “Tapestry” album was written.
Ray’s love of music was apparent at an early age when he was introduced to The Beatles. Eventually the bug of songwriting hit him hard. Along the way, he went on to the famed American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, which further emboldened his love of the arts.