Levi Ray / Bio

Soulful Electric Funk-Wave:
An artfully crafted cocktail of ambient analogue synth textures, syncopated percussion, well aged blended R&B guitar and keyboard riffs, and smooth sensuous tenor vocal, shaken vigorously and strained into coupes of love, sex, and heartbreak. Pairs well with evening attire and dancing shoes.

Levi began his musical career as a guitarist for hire in the Nashville music scene. As an avid performer and consumer of music, he developed diversified tastes and techniques on his instrument, as well as a unique perception for songwriting and production.

Levi attended MTSU as a student in the Audio Technology concentration of the Recording Industry program. He translated the lessons and skills he attained as a student engineer into his own production aesthetic. In December 2011, Levi released the first of three mixtape volumes. The ep had begun 2 years prior as a class project and evolved into an indulgence of his funky, soulful, and new wave roots. Levi's "Mixtape Volume I" included the song "Out of My Element," which also served as his first Music Video Release.

While recording his followup ep, Levi began experimenting with a more electronically oriented sound, and different ways of performing his ambient groove oriented songs. He released his 2nd mixtape volume in June 2012, which Absolute Punk described as "James Blake meets Justin Timberlake at Frank Ocean's apartment." He attained this unique balance through the implementation of vintage synth tones, syncopated percussive elements, and tasteful guitar textures.

Levi works with a variety of lineups live, ranging from acoustic, solo looping, 2 and 3 piece electronic outfits, and multiple full band incarnations.

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Pop / Soul / Rock

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Nashville, TN

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