Chloe Ray found her feet in South London music café and bar, “The Brook”, performing regularly on the same line-up as Grammy nominated songwriter Scott Mcfarnon (Daniel Merriweather, Beyonce).
Over the summer of 2015 she was joined on stage by the talented musicians who feature on the debut EP, including cellist Alex Eichenberger/Swampmother (Lucy Rose) and bassist Dan Stubberfield (Brightlight City).
Multi award nominee producer Andy Brook (Status Quo, Ginger Wildheart, The Frisbys, Coffee Pot Drive) took on the role of recording the EP. Impact Date: January 23rd 2016 London based singer songwriter Chloe released her debut EP “The Waiting Room”. As well as a loyal following in the UK, Chloe was well received in the U.S. during her trip to New York City where she performed every night.
Singer Songwriter – Chloe Ray
Drums: Daniel Smith. Bass: Daniel Stubberfield. Cello: Alex Eichenberger. Piano: Rhodri Williams.
Vocals / Guitar: There is a raw emotional feel to the EP throughout the four tracks. Underlying exceptional performances are stories of heartbreak, loss, courage and a poignant track addressing the struggles of a unknown musician lost in New York. The EP confronts a raw and honest battle with personal experiences.
The EP was mastered by Grammy nominated engineer Emily Lazar (Sia, Foo fighters, Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, Alanis Morissette) at the Lodge in NYC. Chloe has shared the stage with Adam Barry from Merrymouth and Dan Sealy (Ocean Colour Scene) as well as up and coming The Rainband (Paolo Nutini, Kaiser Chiefs, Simple Minds).
More recently Chloe has worked with grime artist Sketchman (Radio 1) on his new album as co-writer and featured artist on the debut single “Paramount” played on UK based radio stations as well as London Live. Chloe toured the UK to promote the release of the EP and returned to New York to make the music video for one of the tracks off the EP titled “New York”. Chloe’s latest EP – Reprise – is out now and available on Amazon. The Waiting Room is also available. “Definitely two ‘from the heart EPs for the connoisseur’s music collection!”
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