Famed rock vocalist Ray West’s career has been much like his music, a series of expressive progressions, like chords in a song, which have left his fans wanting more. Hard rock and heavy metal enthusiasts are well familiar with his raspy and raw - yet strong and distinctive vocal style. Like most rock musicians Ray’s life reads like a movie. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, West’s father turned him on to all genres of music from Soul to Rock and Roll. Growing up, Ray became influenced by such celebrated bands as Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, ACDC, Humble Pie, Judas Priest and Santana and the singing styles of notable greats including James Brown, Elvis and Stevie Wonder.
Ray has finished recording his new album with his band APW aka All Points West with producer Miguel “Nino” Gonzalez. The track Novacain is planned to be in a soon-to-be released Spike Lee Joint called “The Perfect Age of Rock n Roll" and will also be heard on USA’s new TV series “Burn Notice.”
Ray’s personal growth as an artist, combined with a talent that has created new and exciting material, has developed his gift even further. “It's a privilege to be able to sing in a rock band, and should never be taken for granted.” When asked about his sound, Ray says it’s “melodic, soulful, & psychotic!” We expect nothing less.
His future points to…All Points West!