Ray Scott began his performance career at the age of 10 in
British Guiana when he formed the group "Ray and the Melody
Makers". By his late teens his band, "Ray Scott and Merge"
were national superstars, performing British and American
Rock and Roll. As a child Ray studied violin with the premiere
teacher in the nation. He is a drummer and composes on the
As a British citizen, he took advantage of the ease with
which he could move to Canada, where he continued his career,
took voice training with Paul Pander and began writing music.
Based in Toronto, he formed "Ray Scott and the Saints", a
large resident club band, that played at the Concord when
he was in town. "Sunray" was his pared down touring band that
toured clubs around Canada, playing six nights a week, 4 sets
a night. Their performances always guaranteed a good crowd.
Some of the well know and respected musicians who were members
of his band were: David Stone (keyboard), Allen Webster (drummer)
and B. B. Gabor (guitar). In the late 1970s he set up his
own club, LA DISCO, on Danforth and settled into a more residential
schedule. He also put together the first Black Funk Band in
Canada, "Scott Free". He became known as "Cosmic Ray".
In 1979 he toured
as a Yahama Sponsored Event. That same year his "Space in
Time" was one of the 10 winning pieces in the radio Q107 "Home
Grown Talent Competition". This competition was created to
find the best of Canadian pop music bands and showcase them
on an album to benefit UNICEF. He produced the album "No More
Fire in the Sky". The entire album adds up to a powerful musical
poem in the pop music genre that protests man's inhumanity
to man, war and potential nuclear holocaust.
In the late 1980s
he started his own production company, Gold Records. In addition
to producing his own work he produced "The Love Birds" and
the heavy metal band "Maltese" which had success overseas.
During that time period he headlined at such venues as The
Roxy and The El Rey. For a few years he had his own restaurant,
The Cosmic Diner, at The El Rey, where he did command performances
for special customers like Arsinio Hall. He has a large library
of compositions and is registered with SOCAN and BMI.
Now Ray comes forward with a new body of pop music in his
album "It's All About Love", which contains 14 original songs.
The music reflects Ray's amazing ability as a musical artist
to design with sound and words to target and create the exact
response he wants his audience to have. Once again he has
crafted an album that is a total poetical piece composed of
individual songs which are each a piece of pop music poetry
in its own right. Expressing raw passion and desire, these
are truly love songs to love and be love by. They say what
every woman wants to hear her man say.