Ray Vanlanot bridges genres to bring a sound incorporating smooth elements of jazz and blues, edgy classic rock, subtle nuances of the singer/songwriter era and clever hooks of pop. Versatile in the performance of his various instruments, Ray has been described as a cross between James Taylor, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton and Frank Sinatra. Ray's aim is to fill a void of substantitive musicianship while maintaining modern and classic sounds, to project such sounds into the ages.
Indianapolis: The Monkey's Tale, Birdy's
Bloomington: The Bluebird, Jake's, The Players Pub
The Beatles. Simon & Garfunkel, The Doors, The Rat Pack, CSNY, Bob Dylan, The Band, Ben Folds Five, Eric Clapton.
BASSES: Upright bass, Danelectro DC bass, Epiphone EB-0 bass, Epiphone Rivoli bass, 2001 Fender Active Deluxe Jazz bass. GUITARS: Gibson J-45, 1999 Fender Telecaster Custom , 2000 Epiphone Dot, Rickenbacker 360/12. KEYS: Roland 2560, 1967 Hammond L series organ. AMPS: Ampeg bass rig, 1998 Fender Twin. DRUMS: 1971 Ludwig Kit, Zildjian cymbals.