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A Creation From The Soul

Rayn – Biography

“The music created from the depth within your soul” is how Rayn describes his debut album titled “A Creation From The Soul”. Not only to bring the soul back but also to stand for the music he has grown up with. The funky baselines the bluesy sad songs the mid tempo soulful grooves and smooth vocals will blow you away and take you on a journey to the good old days. The first 2 sentences from the title song say a lot about how he thinks about his life “I wanna make music all my life, Don’t wanna work from nine to five”. He chose to live this way to use his talent that he is born with. The song continues “Cause I can put all the feeling in, Just blow the past away from me”. He wants to use his emotions and negativity from the past in music to clear his mind. Known for his feeling to bring emotion into any song and use autobiographic lyrics for his own diary, Rayn used his inspiration that he found from great artists such as Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway and Marvin Gaye.His talent has evolved at young age cause of his father being a DJ and by listening to his LP’s. Rayn’s mother also had a big influence at his musical abilities cause of all the soul songs she used to play on LP’s with him running around still in his diapers. At the age of 13 he started to play in bands with family and friends to develop himself as an artist. He touched the piano once and he never stopped touching it again.His introduction in the Dutch music scene started when he went to free style jam sessions to develop his own personal style and inspired to continue. Just to expand his network of musicians and to meet people that inspire him. Rayn has Played and recorded with established Dutch and international artists like John JR Robinson (drummer on Michael Jacksons off the wall), Marcus Miller (Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack), Coen Molenaar (Jan Akkerman, Angela Groothuizen), Arnold van Dongen (Ilse de Lange, Trijntje Oosterhuis) Eveline Karels (Candy Dulfer), Will Nuruwe (Edsilia Rombley, Berget Lewis) and Marcelino Latupeirissa (Total Touch, Brace). He has shared his talent and musical skills with them and many more.He co-produced, played the piano, wrote and put vocals on a song from the L4 rap album “Counting Coins” that was released in March 2010. Most of the time he was writing at home in his little studio, playing the piano, listening to different kinds of music or playing live with several cover bands throughout the Netherlands.His debut album “A Creation From The Soul” is an independent project by Rayn, containing 10 soul/funky/blues songs that will make your feet move and take you back in time for some old school Soul. The album will have a digital and physical release at the 22th of august in Japan by the label Sweet Soul Records. Rayn wants his music to be heard globally by people all over the world with Japan as its start position. Rayn himself wrote and composed all the songs in the pre-production phase and collaborated with Lars Karakusevic to co-produce all the songs for the album. The drums of his album were recorded in LA by his hero John Robinson for which Rayn flew over to the states to set a solid foundation and groove from the most recorded drummer in history. Rayn and Lars Karakusevic went trough their network to find a good formula for each song and did the whole recording process together. Most of the instruments are recorded at the Time Play studio in Amsterdam. On the song “You gonna love me” Rayn has the honor that Marcus Miller played the bass guitar for him and is very thankful to the people he worked with that made that possible. The album is mixed by Ronald Prent (Alain Clark, Clouseau) and mastered by Darcy Proper (Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash) and is the first studio album that is mixed and mastered at the New Wisseloord Studio’s in the Netherlands.His musical abilities (sing and playing the piano as well as producing his own music) and mind to process and orchestrate, made him the soulful singer he is today.

Rayn plays with an amazing band he calls “The Flavors of soul”. This backing band with musicians playing trough out the Netherlands wide and international, colors the vibe groove and harmonies around Rayn to give you that soulful taste & melody. These friends and colleague musicians are creating more space in their agenda to make music with Rayn. His music with this band will be a variation of soulful covers and music from his album that will also be available for sale at the events.

Musicians playing:

Rayn – Keys & vocals

Arvind Durgaram – Bass

Glenn Schwarzer – Guitar

Patrick Wiebers – Drums


You can listen the best of Rayn on our Featured Artists Airtime Program on

Mondays, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 18h CET on OneLuvFM

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