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Go-Go Ray

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Go-Go Ray started drum lessons at age 9 and has continued his passion for over 34 years (25 years pro).

He has toured nationally with Billy Goat (1994-1997) and Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle (2006-2011). He is currently on tour with Ruf Records recording artist Samantha Fish and Lakeshore Records recording artist John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons. He was a major performer in Kansas City's R&B/Funk/Soul scene (1998-2006).

In addition to live performances, he teaches at Big Dude's Music City (Kansas City, MO), Funky Munky Music (Shawnee, KS) and Explorers Percussion (Kansas City, MO). He's been teaching for 15 years.

Go-Go Ray won the first ever Roland V-Drums USA Finals in Las Vegas, NV (04-Nov-10).


  • John Velghe & the Prodigal Sons - Don't Let Me Stay (Lakeshore Records) 2012
  • Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle - Rock Star Bench Press (Hyena Records) 2009
  • Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle - Battery Milk (Hyena Records) 2007
  • Billy Goat - Black And White (Mercy Records) 1994

Drumhead Setup

Snare - Triple Threat (top) Hi-Performance Snare Side (bottom)
Toms - Force Ten - clear (top) Classic Clear (bottom)
Bass Drum - Superkick 10 (batter) Regulator (resonant)

Artist Quote

Aquarian drumheads allow me to have a sound that truly represents my melodic and rhythmic concepts of drumming from the heart.

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