Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray

BandJazzEDM

Ryan Gray is a professional percussionist, drummist, composer, and instructor. Studied drums since age 6 with Roger Strange, percussion since grade 12 with Jim Faraday. Received a BA focus in music at Dalhousie University. Plays in bands, musicals, symphonies, ensembles, quartets, trios, and solo.

Biography

GROUPS / COLLABORATIONS / SESSIONS / MUSICALS / CLINICS: The Orchid, The Ryan Gray Quartet, The New Boomers, Don't Take My Picture, Free Hugs, Three Drummers and a Keyboard, The Apex Beat, Dalton Churchill Band, Magnus Haze, Sugar Time, Finding Reno, Solcola; Brian Bourne, Bruce Mills, Jim Faraday, Roger Strange, Cirque Siana; Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Atlantic Jazz Festival, Symphony Nova Scotia, Dalhousie Christmas in Song, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Kiwanis Music Festival; "Urinetown", dir. Dr. David Overton, "Experimental Selves", dir. Zachary Florence, "Into The Woods", dir. Jerry Etienne, "In Trousers", dir. Zachary Florence, "Merrily We Roll Along", dir. Dr. David Overton, "Three - Penny Opera", dir. N/A; Atlantic Band Festival, Acadia Band Camp.

Lyrics

The Raccoon

Written By: Ryan Harrigan Gray

The Raccoon

Well, this is a fine mess I’m in, you take the time to hunt me down due to the colour of my fur and skin, I only want to eat, I need to eat to stay alive and you may think it’s of my own volition but i will deny this situation the devil has me in, these dark rings around my eyes find me guilty in the end.

Im tweedley dee, wish I was tweedle dum then I wouldn’t realize how deep this hole is that I have dug, I put my left foot in and I’ll never get it back I put myself in this shallow grave looking for a snack, it may be my nature it may be I’m a masochist but when it’s time to scratch the metal can I’ll use my claws instead of fist, I still say the devil made me do it to pay him back, for all those times when I missed those tires leaving their tracks.

Gimme back my life take away my eyes I want out I want out of this devil’s duty devil doing all alone wrong let me go home
take away these eyes dark as any night I went out I went out about this devil’s duty satan selling take my soul fur and all