Ray Coyle is an English mallet player, percussionist, composer and educator now living in Chicago.
Ray grew up in Newcastle upon Tyne in England has experience playing many types of music in the U.S. and Europe from jazz and rock bands to classical recitals .
After earning a degree from Trinity College London Ray furthered his studies in the Netherlands gaining a masters degree in percussion performance .
Whilst in the Netherlands he was also able to study with some of the greatest mallet players of our time, namely Keiko Abe, Leigh Howard Stevens and Dave Samuels .
Ray has written film scores as well as music for dance productions, percussion ensemble and solo etudes as well as continuing to write for his current ensemble .
RAY COYLE MALLETS AND KEYS :
RICK SHANDLING ON DRUMS
SHIMON MARCUCCI ON SAXES
BART COYLE ON TRUMPET AND FLUGEL HORN.
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THINGS COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE
RAY COYLE TREEYOH
SHIMON MARCUCCI SAXES
SWEN HENDRICKSON BASS
RICK SHANDLING DRUMS