The Universe Featuring Ray is an indie-art-pop-rock creation by Ray Stern, a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter based in London, Ontario.
Ray began writing music in her teens and emerged as an artist in the electronic dance duo, The Peace Leeches which earned her a nomination at the Toronto Independent Music Awards in 2010. In 2017, Ray's most recent travels took her down south to North Carolina for 4 months of writing, recording, and touring the USA with the rock group, Grown Up Avenger Stuff where she had the opportunity to play at SXSW, Canadian Music Week and will be playing Indie Music Week T.O.
Taking a break from working on outside projects has brought Ray back to London to pursue her solo career. The Universe Featuring Ray is an outlet for Ray to express her heart and soul through her music and visual art. Her songs are original and catchy, ranging from raw and real to fun and frivolous like life itself. The live show is equipped with stage props and art, all handcrafted by Ray.
Ray's vision is to co-create a space with the Universe, which means with everyone, where everyone feels the love and joy to express themselves freely!