Ray is an experienced trumpet player specializing in jazz improvisation but enjoys playing lead trumpet, reading music and composing.
I will hire them anytime. they were very professional, but more so human considering that, the help I was waiting never arrived, They were not only helpful but also, very good musicians. Well done Ray and your friend. Thank you very much. Zoe Eastbourne.
Ray is a Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter who has been influenced by many of the great trumpeters of the genre. Ray has played for well known US/UK artists such as Dr John, Mica Paris, Robbie Williams, Beverly Knight, Scott Matthews and Delirious frontman Martin Smith. He was the trumpet soloist on the Grammy nominated cd 'Burning Lights', on the track 'God's Great Dance Floor', by US Grammy winner Chris Tomlin. This album topped the US Billboard 200 charts. The follow on album 'Passion; Let the Future Begin' (also featuring Ray's solo), reached the US Billboard 200, number 4. Ray's own band, 'The Ray Butcher Band' has made appearances on comedies 'Very Important People' and 'The Morgana Show' (Channel 4). Ray also had extensive coverage on BBC1's period drama 'Landgirls'. Ray was invited to appear on Maltese TV show 'Ilsien in Nisa' playing his own music. He has been involved in jazz promotion, at the 'Blue Train Jazz Club' (Waterloo) and Birmingham's 'Yardbird Jazz Club' (2012-2014). Ray is the resident musician at various nightclubs, performing live over DJ's.
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