THE UNIVERSE FEATURING RAY
Storming the Ontario music scene with a wide array of indie rock songs styles. Ray Stern is the vocal powerhouse and creative mind behind the project which came into being in 2016. Since then, Ray has attracted attention from industry pros and music lovers across North America with her catchy melodies and meaningful lyrics that are derived from her interesting life and positive perspective.
At 18, Ray received a Toronto Independent Music Award Nomination having reached a notable status with her first band, The Peace Leeches. She had no choice but to get comfy performing in front of big crowds as they opened up for Canadian acts like, Finger Eleven, The Trews, Sloan and The Arkells. In 2017 she fronted an American rock band from North Carolina and toured throughout the USA.
Ray now resides in London Ontario where she has had the honor of working with prominent Canadian producers and on a brand new original 12 track album that she co-created with several producers within Ontario. She wrote the theme song for Chatham-Kent County's Positivity Day 2018, entitled "My Superpower" and has since been nominated for "Fan Favourite" as well as “Best Music Video” at the Forest City London Music Awards 2019.
Continuing with the momentum from her successful year, The Universe Featuring Ray gained further recognition for her original song and video entitled, “Give It Up”, receiving the “Best Music Video” at the Chatham-Kent Indie Video Awards. From there you can find Ray’s creative video and artistic creations on Youtube and her social media, including a song she wrote in association with the Ronald McDonald house of South Western Ontario for their “Show Your Stripes” campaign which was featured as the theme song for the Show Your Stripes TV commercial in which Ray cameoed singing with her Guitar for a charity promotion.