I'm Proud to be a fan of my fans because that's what its all about........ They fuel me and I fuel them.
Donald Ray Caldwell Jr. Born October 2,1984. After working to learn how to play a few key tools of the trade he set to work and has only progressed from talented instrumentalist to accomplished artist. In 1997 Ray began to gain momentum working with a few odd ball bands. Ray met a talented guitarist that turned his wondering from band to band to discovering his true talent. Vincent better known as Vinnie took Ray in and began giving lessons. As time went on skills grew and so did a personal relationship in Rays life. He married an old flame in 2007. The marriage was short lived only 6 months Ray found himself filing for Divorce (That's right Ray took on the big D) and in 2008 it was finalized. But not all bad came from it while married Ray found himself with a group of mixed friends some his some hers and after discovering the talent of the small group a band was born. Signal Suicide this tho like his marriage was also short lived. That's where the real fun begins because Signal Of Siolence came about after Signal Suicide broke up. The small time band never made it out of the practice stages with vocalist Ryan bass Tiquito lead guitar/drums Vinnie guitar/keyboard Ray. The group went there separate ways as friends Ryan went on to work solo Tiquito quit the game all together Vinny and Ray stuck together with Vinny showing Ray more skills and teaching him to be a better guitarist and all around better performer. After a while Vinnie went on to create Sonic Ninja and entered a whole new sound and style. Ray began work on building a sound of his own and shortly after became known as Signal Of Siolence the band name keeps with it a memory of where he began. Ray and Vinnie jammed out often and always supported each others work. In Nov 2012 a tragedy sparked a major change in Rays music when Mateo Vincent Lorenzo passed away. Vinnie's passing struck home when Ray got the news and within days Ray brought out a noticeably different pace and sound with I'll Never Back Down spearheading his new line of songs. Ray has dedicated that song along with his album Rival Memories to Vinnie.
The best way to put into light just what Ray is capable of take this into thought. Ray is a father of three kids. Two of that three live with him. He manages taking care of them and his fans. Talk about dedication. He refuses to let the fact that he is a performer step in the way of his family. Backed by his friends and family Ray has built a strong foundation with his music. When fans join him its not long before he personally returns the favor by becoming there fan. True words he is know to stand up for is "Its the fans that make the band not the group. Its on the group to give there all in return for the love and support fans give"
In 2013 Ray was hit yet again when a close personal friend was involved in a car accident that left her Hospitalized. Crystal better known as Moose still just a teen, has shown that even at the very darkest situations being you is more important. This girl has a place in Rays heart that is right there with his own kids. In seeing the picture sent by Crystals mom in a text emotions washed over the rocker. The picture was of Crystal outside for the very first time since the accident. Tears of joy waved free in seeing the young girl trapped in a hospital bed for months finally getting to feel the sun on her face. Smiling as she holds up her Reeses candy. The power this young girl has inside her has become the focus of Rays drive and inspiration.