Photo Credit: Tony Adams
Growing up on a farm just outside of Pittsburgh, PA where at age 4 he began with piano lessons that turned his interest to drumming. He was self taught playing along with records of bands like Rush, AC/DC, Ozzy, Van Halen, Zeppelin, Kiss and Deep Purple. Ray performed with bands in high school including Symphonic, Marching, Jazz, and Concert bands.
After studying at P.I.T. in L.A. in 1994, his first official tour was with Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) then on to play and record with various national acts like The Nixons, Arcade and Wicked Alliance. In 1997 another big break came along to play for David Lee Roth who he toured and recorded with for 8 years.
A short list of gigs includes Robert and Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Richard Patrick (Filter, NIN) as a member of Army of Anyone, Billy Sheehan (DLR), Wicked Alliance, Hideous Sun Demons and John 5 (Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie). Late in 2007, Ray was asked to join the mega-metal band KORN. He is currently touring the globe with them.