Indie soul musician and visual artist Ray Mann has supported Al Green, Tori Amos, Jamie Lidell, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, De La Soul, Lauryn Hill, Aloe Blacc, Roy Ayers and many more.
Indie-Soul musician & visual artist Ray Mann has toured with Al Green and Tori Amos, supported Jamie Lidell, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Roy Ayers, and shared festival stages with Lauryn Hill, De La Soul, Aloe Blacc and many more, and played headline tours and festivals in Australia, Japan, New Caledonia and Europe. Ray was born to Egyptian parents, was raised in Sydney, and is now based in Berlin.
After independently releasing his debut album, The Ray Mann Three (2008), Ray relocated to Berlin in 2011 and began an ambitious, innovative, interactive, online series: The ‘Sketches’ Project saw Ray create a new song & music video every month, with audience collaboration via social media. The project produced a collection of experimental music videos, the album Sketches (2012), and a compilation of remixes, Skratches (2013) from producers including Deepchild, Karoshi and SWING-O 45.
Ray’s self-made music videos have received award nominations and been featured on music television shows and festival screenings internationally, from “Indie of The Week” on Rage (ABC TV Australia), to Billboard Top 40 TV (Japan), to finalist in the Berlin Music Video Awards and VideoBites Festival (Berlin).
Ray’s intimate, soulful voice and unique, distinctive guitar playing have engaged audiences of all sizes, from cosy warehouses and small bars, to festival stages playing to thousands.
Live video: Ray Mann (solo electronic mode)
V I E W F I N D E R – Day 9: The Show. You literally had to be there: one-off #installation #performance with #visuals by Martin Pühringer, and beats & poncho by me. #Schmiede16 Thankya @alexandrareichart for shooting this video x #art #residency #live #concert #experimental #room #grid #montage #silhouette #singer #songwriter #buttons #light #shadow #window #Finale #ListenUp #LookIn
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