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A professional musician for the past number of years he has performed on stages all over Ireland, England, Sweden and Germany. During recent years Ray has played bass with many well known musicians such as Donovan and Micheal o Suilleabhain and also as a side man for many well known jazz musicians at the Cork Jazz Festival. A fully qualified musician he has a Batchelor of Music degree from University College Cork and has also completed a masters course in Multi-media at U.C.C. While this musician is known mainly as a player of both double and electric bass his musical instrument arsenal includes Euphonium, Guitar, Piano and a wide range of ethnic instruments.The project began in late 2004 when the Raized studio was assembled. Creating the studio environment was only the beginning of the task and the process of recording has been a labour of love for everyone involved. To attempt to mould every aspect of the song creation from beginning to end has proven to be very time consuming and patience intensive, due mostly to the fact that every facet of the songs, from the basic chord structure, to the arranging and recording of all the instrumentation, to writing and singing the lyrics has thus far been largely a solo venture. The guest vocal skills of Adrian Richmond and Stephanie hall can be heard on many of the Raized songs, including 'Letting go', 'Talk about it' and 'Angel Child'. While this project is still only in it's embrionic stages the songwriting and recording continues to be the priority and by the end of 2006 there will hopefully be enough material to take the songs out of the studio and road test them to a live audience.