One year before the Early Ray Band was formed Rayen Belchere had already designed the group in his mind. He knew exactly what kind of talent he needed, and when it came time to fill the positions he didn’t settle for just anyone. From the violin and the fiddle to killer vocals, Early Ray Band brings it all to the table.
“I love the fact that we have a wide variety of experience and styles to choose from. Nothing is more unoriginal than a band of guys who grew up playing the exact same thing and liking the exact same music. It’s a unique chemistry that only we have,” says Belchere, also known as Early Ray.
Their self-described “Carolina Smash Mouth Country Music” combines bits and pieces of each of their backgrounds for an eclectic sound the catches your attention from the start. One of the highlights of their career up to this point was opening for the Charlie Daniels Band, however according to Belchere most of their shows have been memorable.
“There have been so many great shows, it becomes a blur after awhile. We love them all,” he commented.
According to Belchere, live shows are their “bread and butter” and they’ll be playing as much as possible around the region following AWOL tomorrow. In addition, the group hopes to release a few new music videos and continue growing their fan base in the coming year.
As for tomorrow, Early Ray Band is looking forward to playing for a great crowd at Symphony Park. It will be the perfect opportunity for those who haven’t had a chance to watch them perform live see what the fuss is all about!