Michael Raye's impressive debut began at age 7 with his first piano recital. At 14, he played cello at Carnegie hall with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of New York. Composition in his early teen years soon followed. He has composed for film, television and dance companies in the United States and Canada. As a musician, he has toured extensively both nationally and internationally with an impressive array of artists including: Daryl Hall, Will Downing, Michael Bolton, Tom Browne, Suzette Charles, Deniece Williams, Phyllis Hyman and Gloria Gaynor. He has performed on Broadway in 'Bring in the Noise Bring in the Funk' and 'It's So Nice to be Civilized.' He has recorded with Richie Havens, John Blake and Will Downing among others. As a solo artist, he has recorded, arranged, produced and released two singles on Menu Records entitled 'No Love Intended' and 'Black and White' and the album 'Due Lights' released on his own label HotLance Records. His highly anticipated album 'Mystic Gypsies' was released on SoulRaye Records in October 2002.