RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE

dancefloor jazz from Glasgow

Raymond Harris is a talented keyboardist from Glasgow who successfully manages to blend dancefloor jazz with latin vibes, a touch of funk & soul, and Brazilian sounds coming directly from the 60’s and 70’s. Ray Harris has won the “ Brewin Dolphin” newcomer award in 2008, and together with The Fusion Experience band has opened for the late godfather of soul James Brown and supported Funk Legends The Average White Band, MTV award winners Jaga Jazzist, MOBO Award winner Denys Baptiste as well as performing with Ian McCulloch ( Echo & The Bunnymen).

Media interest has been extensive with Harris being featured in a live Session on BBC Radio Scotland's "The Jazz House", in another live session on BBC6 Music's "The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show" and with his being interviewed on STV prior to his performance at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival. Radio play worldwide has been considerable with Mark Lamarr of BBC Radio 2, voting "One of A Kind" by Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience one of his top 10 tracks of 2009.

Record releases worldwide include Record Kicks Italy, P-Vine Japan, DIW Japan, Demajors Indonesia, Mr Bongo Records UK, EMI Holland, and Chin Chin Records Germany. Such releases have coincided with extensive touring of Asia and Europe with prolific performances at Jakarta International Jazz Festival Indonesia, Penang Island Jazz Festival Malaysia, IJazz Festival Holland, The Hague Jazz Festival Holland and also touring performances in China, Japan & Europe.

Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience are:
Raymon Harris - keyboard and vocals
Jamie McGrory - drums
Signy Jakobsdottir - percussion
Ian Thomson - guitar
Chris McGarvey - bass
Marie Claire Lee, Susie Palmer, Jane McLaughlin and Lana Shilvpe - vocals


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