new york based
Paris Ray is an acoustic 26 year old singer songwriter based in Long Island, NY. She started in the entertainment industry at the age of 4 as a child actress, appearing in shows like Guiding Light, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, All My Children, 30 Rock, and iCarly. After years of acting in commercials, TV shows, movies and off-broadway shows, she found herself getting more seriously into music. She taught herself guitar when she was 15 and never looked back.
Paris has written well over 50 songs and now performs full time all over Long Island and Manhattan at restaurants, vineyards, weddings and bars. In the time that she's been playing, she has opened for Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, Jon Herrington of Steely Dan, and David Crosby of Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
Most recently, you may have heard her in the national Dawn commercial singing a soulful rendition of Lean On Me which started airing July 2018.
Paris is a 2 time Top Ten finalist of the Grammy's Gig of a Lifetime, a recipient of Dan's Papers' Best of the Best award, the winner of the Gold Coast Art Center's Your Big Break Competition, and performed on Fox 5's NY Star of the Day. Paris Ray has had a song placed in a McDonald's commercial and regularly sings the National Anthem at CitiField for the NY Mets.
If you're looking to add a personal touch and a special ambiance to your big day, a live musician would be the perfect addition. Paris Ray has been performing at cocktail hours, ceremonies, and first dances all over Long Island and New York State for the past eight years.
What sets Paris apart from other musicians is her passion for customizing your experience. She loves learning and arranging songs that are special to the couple and communicating throughout the process to make everything run as smoothly as possible!
If there is a specific song you're dreaming of, whether to walk down the aisle or just to hear during cocktail hour, Paris will make it her mission to make your choice special and memorable. If you know you want live music for any part of the wedding, but are struggling to pick a song, Paris has hundreds of recommendations and will make sure your vision comes to life.
Paris can provide performer's insurance, supplies her own amp, sound board, microphone, cables and stands. All that is needed from the venue is a power source.