Ray C. was born in Staten Island, NY, and eventually moved to central New Jersey where he first picked up the guitar at age 11. Spending hours everyday, Ray taught himself how to play the guitar, the bass and write songs. By the age of 13, he knew that all he wanted to do was play music.
Ray immediately put a band together with some buddies from school. This band and a few others that had come and gone, seemed to have the school talent shows and backyard parties down. However, Ray felt the need to journey into the "real" music scene, so he set out to find a more professional situation.
Eventually he landed a dream gig, playing bass with the NY/NJ based glam rock band Penny Lane. Ray (a.k.a. Raci Starr) very quickly fell into position as one of the chief songwriters. Over the years, Penny Lane went on to have worldwide success, selling thousands of EP's, and appearing in just about every major rock publication out there. Time and frustration eventually took a toll on the band, and Ray felt it best to move on.
"I was always a songwriter, and I would play all the instruments, and do all the singing on my demos...So I decided to go it alone as a Singer/Songwriter, so I picked up and headed to Los Angeles for a fresh start." Ray has since written and released numerous Pop/Rock songs, and released his first full length CD entitled "Walking Into Walls". "Walls is a really straight forward, guitar driven, pop/rock record with a ton of hooks...it was a really fun record to make on a really tight budget."
Ray re-united part of Penny Lane in 2009 to record and release Penny Lane's "Midnight Tales From The Funhouse: Part 1". The cd is produced by Alice Cooper guitarist, Keri Kelli, and features Pretty Boy Floyd's Steve Summers on vocals.
A brand new solo cd entitled "Undone" was released in early 2014. "Undone" is also co-produced by Kelli and features him handling the lead guitar duties. Drummer, Liam Nasslander, also joined Ray for the new cd. "It feels really great to put a record together with close friends who are also great musicians." "Walls was pretty much all me, so it felt really good to have other players add their colors and textures to the songs."
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