“THAT SILKY,SILKY, SOUL-SIGNER” , , ,
As Frankie Beverly of Maze says!!
Raymond Coats, San Francisco, California- raised, showed his mother, Gradie Coats & father, Curtis Coats, Sr, at an early age that he was destined to perform. Raymond (who cites icons such as David Ruffin, Sam Gooden, Melvin Franklin, Bill Withers (with whom he recorded), Bobby Womack, and Otis Redding as influences) knew his sound needed to contain the raw soul of these artists to complete his own concept.
Let's go forward a few years to the age of 15 when he caught the attention of Motown's artist, Martha Reeves! While at a Motown show at Winterland, with his group, The Performers, in San Francisco. Raymond was singing in the front row of the audience, when he was beckoned backstage by Martha who snuck him on the bus and he wound up back at the motel where he spent the rest of the night singing and partying with his friends The Temptations. He later met Tony Saunders and immediately started songwriting with him to create the Raymond Coats sound.
In 2013, Raymond released his album on the Tate Music Group imprint along with 17 compelling music videos on YouTube (Raymond Coats & The Ray Coats Band). Through extensive online and offline marketing, he developed a fast and still growing fan base.
Raymond Coats & the Ray Coats Band have performed throughout Northern California, drawing large crowds and leaving them wanting more. There is even a healthy buzz growing internationally in places like Japan, and the UK.
His soulful voice cuts emotionally and crisply with the music grooving with a melody that slices directly to the heart with sheer power. This music and his genuine heartfelt delivery come across with heart and soul.
Whatever your event may be we pledge a magnificent, specialized and meticulously entertaining show. Ray's concert has been widely admired and is perfect for all your party wishes. With a resources gained by many years of experience and a true sense of happiness in his work Ray never fails to astonish.
Ray is able to offer a 'David Ruffin Superb' show which includes songs such as 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg, 'My Girl, 'I Wish It Would Rain', 'Just My Imagination' 'A Rose Is A Beautiful Flower', Love TKO, The Whole Town's Laughing At Me', 'Close The Door', 'Lean on Me', 'Use Me', Ain't No Sunshine', 'Dock of The Bay, 'Hard To Handle, from the likes of David Ruffin, The Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Stevie Wonder! Please let us know if you have s special song that you wish to be performed and if we don't already know it, then this can be learnt!
If these soul singers are not your scene then Ray can provide an 'Urban Contemporary Classic Soul' show which includes all the favorite dance tunes such as, Easy, Sitting On The Dock of The Bay, Turn Back The Hands of Time, Just The Two of Us, Save The Last Dance, One In A Million, Knock on Wood, I'll Be Doggone, Superstition and many others that are guaranteed to have the whole room up and dancing in no time!
If you cannot decide then why not have a bit of both! You can choose to kick the night off with a set of Motown, followed by a Pop set, followed by jazz standards when everyone wants to party the night away. Whatever you needs may be, our flexible approach will find the right balance for you.
Ray's ability to cover many genres of music is also enhanced by his originals of Simply Raymond also allows you to have the music and the sound you want to make your even perfect!!
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