The Ray Rich Band

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5-piece, male lead vocals, 2x1 hour or 3x40 minute sets. Recorded music during breaks.
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About The Ray Rich Band

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The Ray Rich Band’s combination of great versatility and superior musicianship adds up to a swinging, rocking, grooving package that will have all your guests crying out for more! The band usually kicks off an evening’s entertainment with a sophisticated set of jazz and swing classics. With their tight arrangements and Ray’s laid-back contributions on vocal numbers, the band covers jazz hits from Duke Ellington’s Mood Indigo to Herbie Hancock’s Watermelon Man – perfect for creating a party atmosphere and suitable for some gentle dancing without being over-obtrusive. When you are ready, the band can turn the dial up a few notches and get on to its comprehensive repertoire of R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and soul anthems, from Route 66 to I Feel Good. This is serious funky dance music which will soon have everyone strutting their stuff! 

The line-ups featured on the demo tracks vary from six to nine musicians, but our quoted price is for a five-piece band comprising keyboards/bass, drums, guitar, guitar/vocals, saxophone unless otherwise stated. Where a larger band is required, a trumpet can be addded, and the band can also go down to a four-piece line-up – the latter usually comprising keyboards/bass, drums, guitar and guitar/vocals. 

The band’s members are all top London musicians whose work includes collaborations with Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley & The Comets, Shakin' Stevens, Fats Domino, Skinny-Bo-Jo, The Royal Ballet, James Whale, Miracle Mile, Nick Hayward, Edwyn Collins, The Rocking Birds, Lenny Henry, Rolf Harris, Q-Stone (one of Finland’s leading pop bands), Level 42, Squeeze, The International Blues Brothers Show, Cliff Richard and Belinda Carlisle. 

As well as private functions and events, the band has frequently performed at public venues including The Roadhouse, Mezzo's Quaglino's, The Marquee Club and The Dover Street Wine Bar, and also played at The Cork Annual Jazz Festival. The band can perform three 45 minute or two one hour sets and bring a full PA system. In their breaks, recorded music can be provided if required.

Songs List: 

Soul Classics
Signed, Sealed And Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
6345789 (Wilson Pickett)
Hold On I'm Coming (Blues Brothers)
Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
Knock On Wood (Otis Redding)
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (James Brown)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Sweet Home, Sweet Chicago (Blues Brothers)
Take Me To The River (Al Green)
Leave Your Hat On (Tom Jones)
Hard To Handle (Otis Redding)
My Girl (The Temptations)
Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
Lets Stay Together (Al Green)
Mercy, Mercy (Ace Of Base)
On Broadway (The Drifters)
Under The Boardwalk (The Drifters)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Hey Bartender (Blues Brothers)
Steamy Windows (Tina Turner)
Rainy Night In Georgia (Brook Benton)

Swing/Jazz Classics
Take The A Train
In The Mood
Somewhere Beyond The Sea
New York, New York
It Had To Be You
Up A Lazy River
I Got Rhythm
Autumn Leaves
Sister Sadie
Satin Doll
Mack The Knife
Cantaloupe Island
Blue Bossa
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Blue Monk
Watermelon Man
Moon Dance
Georgia On My Mind
Misty
Mood Indigo
The Very Thought Of You
In A Sentimental Mood
Summertime
Girl From Ipanema
Fever
Love Letters
When I Fall In Love

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rock and Pop
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino)
All Shook Up (Elvis Presley)
Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)
Down The Road Apiece (Chuck Berry)
Keep On Running (Spencer Davis Group)
Long Tall Sally (Little Richard)
Slipping And Sliding (Little Richard)
Walking On The Moon (The Police)
Roxanne (The Police)
Message In A Bottle (The Police)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
Can't Buy Me Love (The Beatles)
Get Back (The Beatles)
Come Together (The Beatles)
Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
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Price from: £1,250

Travel and cost: 
The Ray Rich Band are London-based. See Pricing for details of travel costs, etc
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