Simply Raymond by Simply Raymond
Before you do ANYTHING else,
- HIRE The Cool-Drift Band for your next event!!
- Call: 415-240-3200 or use the contact page!
- Listen to what Frankie Beverly of Maze says!! ”Raymond is “THAT SILKY,SILKY, SOUL-SIGNER”
Raymond is a seasoned, versatile entertainer with over 25 years of experience in the music and performance arena. His repertoire runs the gamut from his original hits to R&B, Motown, Jazz, Blues and Standards. He is a magnetic singer with excellent range and a commanding platform presence as well as audience charm. Raymond has performed in numerous venues including weddings, festivals, county fairs, parties and has been the featured performer on many other shows and at different venues.
Raymond is known throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area for both his professionalism and his showmanship. When Ray performs the audience is guaranteed not just a good time but also a “Simply Raymond” good time! You already know that live music enhances and improves the quality and enjoyment of life and any event! You can choose to keep it to just that, or you can choose to elevate your event’s experience for your participants even more, by booking this high energy worker with his music!
Raymond has performed for such dignitaries as the Honorable Willie Brown, Mayor of San Francisco, and Danny Glover, performer extraordinaire. Raymond sang at the Sacramento Black Expo Fair, Solano County Fair in Vallejo, Department of Motor Vehicles and Walden House. This year, 2013 Raymond has performed at the Sacramento Jazz Festival with the SacBluesRevue he also appeared on Good Day Sacramento and performed at the Outrigger Cafe on Sherman Island and Appeared at the Cajun Crawdad Festival in Isleton, CA
Raymond took part in the Michael Jackson video “CRY”. He performed in Japan. Included in all of this are his performances as the front man for various bands among which were Raw Soul on the streets of Berkeley, The Elegants, The Performers, Cordial, Finesse and Soul Commitment. Currently Raymond’s newest CD “Simply Raymond” was produced by Tony Saunders.
Raymond Coats – Vocalist, Armann Robb – Guitarist, Martin Holland – Bassist and Gary Bennett – Keyboards & Hammond B3
, on bass has been Performing worldwide since 1975. Known for his skill and versatility within a large range of musical genres on instruments ranging from acoustic bass (stand-up), fretless electric bass to six string and eight string basses . Martin has performed of the years with many well known artists including Stanley Turrentine, and many more.
on guitar has Studied Music Harmony at Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA and currently Lives in Sacramento, California
– Hammond B3 Keyboards
Make up the Cool-Drift Band!
Hire me and these are some of the songs you will be hearing!!
TRACKLIST of ORIGINALS
- Just Like Me, They long To Be Close To You
- Nobody Better
- The Love We’ll Share
- Ladies In The Night
- Stay In My Heart
- It’s A Party Night
- Wrapped In Your Love
- Statue Of A Man
- Everytime She Cries
- Make Your Play