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.