Ray Mailman, a funk/soul/pop performer from Edmonton, Canada, has transcended the realms of many genres of music, creating his own eclectic style and groove. Ray combines complex chord patterns, catchy song styling and "in-your-face" lyrics that come from life experience, compassion and divine inspiration. Using Funk, Rock, Jazz, Soul and Pop influences in his music, his tracks appeal to a wide range of audiences in his high-energy pop/rock shows.
Ray Mailman’s performances are known for their quirky and fun stage presence and outrageous antics which make every show a memorable one. With his sincere charm he personally connects with the audience, giving them a sense of involvement and his band of experienced musicians can satisfy even the toughest critics. Even though each song has its own unique style, the music is always upbeat with lots of clever lyrics and catchy melodies. Mailman carries his awkward charm with him on stage at every show, making audience participation a mainstay of his fun and quirky performances.
Ray Mailman released his first EP, Sideways in 2008, which consists of six original songs of various styles from jazz to latin to rock. Because of the band's wide range of styles, it's difficult to find just one artist with which to compare Ray Mailman's music, but comparisons are often drawn to Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Jamiroquai and occasionally the Red Hot Chili Peppers.