About Me

About

Hi I am a recording artist and songwriter, I have won multiple awards around the world, I consider myself very experienced at songwriting and arranging and as a vocal coach. You can read my extended autobiography here http://www.reverbnation.com/starryray Starry Ray is my stage name.

My main aim is to teach vocal techniques that involves breathing techniques including harmonies. Starry Ray UK-born and bred singer-songwriter Starry Ray has been singing in various bands for more than 20 years. Now pursuing a highly successful solo career, she comes across with the confidence and command of a woman who knows exactly who she is and what she wants to say.

Music is, and has always been, the lifeblood of her very existence. Born in the Gloucestershire town of Cheltenham, the youngest of five children. From the age of three she would be the family’s entertainment, singing and performing for anyone who would stop and listen. She channelled her thoughts and emotions into writing songs and knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a singing career.

Whilst gaining a degree with honours in commercial music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Starry became involved in various musical projects including stints in Trader Bay, Buntline Special and Star Lane. This led to Starry supporting such international performers as Chip Taylor (Angel in the Morning) with Carrie Rodriguez, Al Perkins (The Band, The Eagles, Bob Dylan) with Kevin Montgomery, Gail Davies (The first female record producer in Country Music), Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Susan Gibson (Wide Open Spaces) and Sally Barris (Little Voice) who described Starry ‘as an English Rose but you would never know that listening to her crystal clear country voice.

I have known Starry for many years and she has really come into her own as a songwriter and singer! A real woman singing real songs about heartbreak, love, the road, strength and resilience. Fans who like Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis will embrace Starry Ray and her songs.’ In 2000 Starry produced a prison concert involving 26 musicians, including prisoners, to raise money for the Demelza House children’s charity. Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) headlined the concert that raised a substantial amount of money.

Starry played at the Country2Country Music Festival at the O2 Arena in 2013/14 and was named in the top three in the 2013 Great British Country Song Award. She has also gained two official Country Music Awards at The Texas Sounds International country Music Awards 2014/2015 and was a special guest star performer in 2016. That same year she was voted in the top 10 nominees for Artist of the Year at the 2016 UK Country Radio Awards.

Currently in the studio working on her next album, Starry finally released her first full-length album, BUCKLE UP in 2013. It was an impressive album full of honest, from the heart songs filled with optimism and hope. Several of the songs are like pages torn from chapters of her life. My Life concerns finding the strength to walk away from an abusive relationship written and sung with great power and emotion. Slammin’ Door explores a similar scenario as a bruised and battered woman seeks a loving relationship following a series of disastrous entanglements. It takes great courage for anyone to open up their heart and inner soul like this, but Starry does it with an element of hope and optimism for the future rather than wallowing in a sad and heartbreaking past. Her faith obviously plays a part as she explains in Getting Over You, a soulful ballad and the spiritual You Shine On with its inspiring lyrics and lush arrangement. Starry Ray’s ability to connect with the human heart through her singing is an amazing thing to witness. Listen to her sing, listen to her songs, you will understand this. It’s a gift, and she uses her gifts beautifully. Now armed with her new album ‘Tell No Lies’ and new material that is already being played on mainstream radio, I am sure Starry will be a household name in the music world.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

I have a BA Hons in commercial music and I have traveled the world with my music as a touring musician. I have taught songwriting and arranging also vocal techniques to many students.

Location

Gillingham, UK

Geolocation

51.386322,0.551438

Instrument(s) Taught

Singing

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Teacher's Location

Instrument

Singing

Lesson Type

In-Person

Lesson Prices

60 mins

£40.00

30 mins

£25.00

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Sarah

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