Ray is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He started playing the piano at age 6. Ray's first musical impressions came from listening to his parent's extensive album collection. His favorite - Herb Albert's Tijuana Brass "Whipped Cream & Other Delights."
In the mid 80's, Ray performed with the South Hills Chorale trying out his vocal skills. His main interest still remained the keyboards. He spent most of his spare time in the 70's and 80's playing keyboards for various local rock bands. Back then, the Hammond B3 organ was the keyboard of choice. The Hammond has long since been retired, but after more than a decade away from the local band scene in Pittsburgh, Ray jumped at the chance in 2003 to join Jumpin' Jack Flash as one of its founding members.
Ray enjoys performing with talented musicians, and what better material than the songs of The Rolling Stones.