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"Fantastic,  just Lovely!"

Graham Norton

"Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant!"

Tom Jones

"Fantastic! Wonderful connection with the audience!"

Emeli Sande

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21st  june  2021

Raya Max Released Her Debut Single!

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Raya Max is a London-based Ghanaian-British singer and songwriter. She creates electrifying disco music with catchy melodies and a powerful groove. Her goal is to bring listeners' inner disco divas back to life following the miserable time we’ve had recently. She is passionate about giving you music that empowers you and inspires a spirit of joy!

The song Starlight is written, produced and sung by Raya Max herself. In Raya's songwriting, she uses a traditional soul song format. Her style is reminiscent of the greats Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. She also has studied the vocal stylings of Patti Labelle, James Brown and Tina Turner. Composers such as Quincy Jones made a huge impact on her as well the Motown days of the late 70s.

 

The Starlight lyrics are inspired by being liberated from having felt trapped and oppressed in an unhappy stage in her life. “We can go to music as a dreamland escape, a moment in time to just dance and forget everything.” she says and “Sisterhood can be a soul saver in those moments!” she exclaims.

She has incorporated her African musical heritage in the multi instrumental layers to create a dance floor classic with standout performances from gifted Afro-Caribbean musicians. Raya is also inspired by the innovative and creativity in the LGBTQ+ community and the flamboyance of London club culture. Raya radiates a fabulous energy and optimism. A fresh new voice for the UK disco soul music scene!

4th  November  2021

Raya Max Releases Her Second Single!

Raya Max follows up her acclaimed debut single ‘Starlight’ (featured on the brilliant BAFTA award winning ‘Alma’s Not Normal’ sitcom currently airing on BBC 2 and BBC iPlayer) with her latest feel-good single Classy Lady. Raya Max is the breath of fresh air we need to get our feel-good groove back in our step after this miserable year we’ve had. Raya caught the attention of music legends Tom Jones and Emeli Sande who described her as “Brilliant!” and “Wonderful!”respectively. Graham Norton described her as “Fantastic, just lovely!”

 

Classy Lady is written, produced, and sung by Raya Max herself to bring together her family’s Ghanaian influences. After being immersed in the explosive sounds of traditional West African live percussion in the warmth of Ghana - Raya brings this enigmatic instrumentation and polyrhythmic percussive layers to giveus an irresistible dance floor filler. Her intimate lyrics pay homage to all the wonderful soul sister’s that stick by us through the dark times;

 

“Whether it be your sister, girlfriend, teacher, aunty, mother or wife we all know that ‘Classy Lady’ in our lives who inspires us to bloom out the other side of a difficult time to a more joyful place!”

 

Raya grew up bopping to composers such as Quincy Jones, songwriters Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton, and you can hear their inspiration in how she produces her songs, as well as the Motown days of the late 70s. 

 

The moment her single Classy Lady begins its opening shimmer creates a buzz for Raya’s fabulous energy and optimism. We can’t wait to see what Raya Max has planned for the future and hopefully get the chance to see this disco diva on stage!

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"Raya Max is just the breath of fresh air we need

during this extraordinary year!"

Raya Max brings a ray of light (This is the literal meaning of her name)

during these uncertain times. She has chosen Instagram as the central 

point for socialising together, She believes in community.

You will receive content on your timeline every week,  

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About
 

"This magical music artist is just what we need to keep our inner disco diva dancing amidst this extraordinary year we are having!"

 

Raya Max is a London based Ghanaian - British recording artist. She creates electrifying disco music with catchy soulful melodies and a powerful groove! Her goal is to bring listeners' inner disco divas back to life following the miserable time we’ve had recently. She is passionate about giving you music that empowers you and inspires a spirit of joy!

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Raya songwrites and record produces her songs to bring together her families Ghanaian influences in her music. Raya’s paternal side of the family is from  Kumasi Ghana, special   occasions would be set to the explosive sounds of traditional live percussion! Her tribe performs variations on typical West African rhythms.

"Her goal is to bring listeners' inner disco divas back to life following the miserable time we’ve had recently."

The polyrhythmic instrumental layers of her music draws you into her songs and you can’t help but move to the beat! Her style is reminiscent of the greats Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. Composers such as Quincy Jones made a huge impact on how she record produced her songs as well the Motown days of the late 70s.

"Raya songwrites and record produces her songs to bring together her families Ghanain influences in her music."

Her songs lyrics are inspired by being liberated from having felt trapped and oppressed in an unhappy stage in her life. “We can go to music as a dreamland escape, a moment in time to just dance and forget everything.” she says and “Sisterhood can be a soul saver in those moments!” she exclaims.  In her lyrics she tells these stories with vivid positivity and lightness with a sweet innocence about it. It’s quite the contrast to the full power of the impactful drum beat and makes for a fresh new voice in the UK music scene! 

 

Raya is also inspired by the innovative and creativity in the LGBTQ+ community and the flamboyance of London club culture. Raya radiates a fabulous energy and optimism. A fresh new voice for the UK disco soul music scene!

Before releasing her own music Raya toured extensively as a Jazz and gospel vocalist to Europe and America, performing solo to a sold out 10,000 arena audience at the Mandalay Bay arena in Las Vegas among others. 

"Inspired by the innovative and creativity in the LGBTQ+ community and the flamboyance of London club culture."

Throughout this time she studied the vocal styling’s of Patti Labelle, James Brown and the performance style of Tina Turner, Her popularity grew and she was booked on average 5 performances a week/250 performances a year over a number of years in London, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. In later years, as lead vocalist and musical director, she was able to perfect her musicianship and delivered fantastically engaging live shows. 

"She studied the vocal stylings of Patti Labelle and perfromance style of Tina Turner!"

Among many in her audiences, Tom Jones said she is “Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant“ and Emeli Sande said she is “Fantastic! Wonderful connection with the audience!” 

        In her first song with her multi octave honey sweet vocals you 

can hear the strong influence of 

her experience in Jazz and gospel vocal, This immersed in an electrifying disco rhythm is music

 that, during these uncertain times, inspires you to

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bring on that dancing energy to your days activities! This magical music Artist is just what we need to keep our inner disco diva  dancing amidst  the extraordinary year we are having. Her mission is to empower you with music that moves you and wow does she deliver just that!

On 21st June 2021 Raya Max releases her debut single!

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