Ray Sharp is a single father and veteran pianist / songwriter in the DFW metroplex music scene. Ray began playing the piano at age 12. By 13, he had composed dozens of contemporary and classical piano solos. In high school he wrote and directed two wind symphony performances and began performing at restaurants throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. While in college Sharp supported himself by performing solo piano at churches, restaurants, hotels, and art museums. Ray was discovered by critically acclaimed Four Day Weekend while playing at a local restaurant and was asked to be a guest musician where, after six months, he became their musical director. Four Day Weekend is the longest running show in the Southwest. On Fridays and Saturdays the group performs a one hour and 45 minute show created from audience suggestions and participation at their 212 seat theater in downtown Fort Worth. Voted best comedy, Four Day Weekend is a Fort Worth institution. They’ve been called Fort Worth greatest ambassadors, have been awarded the key to the city, toured Europe to perform for American troops stationed abroad, have performed for two US presidents and delivered a keynote address to the United States Congress.
Sharp has also been commissioned to write the music for two comedy revues, national commercials, television theme songs, short film, and video games. Sharp has released 5 full length albums. Exaudio (2001) Letters for a Lifetime (2013) More Than Myself (2014) Smile Driver (2015) My Muse (2017) Recently, Ray has scored two short films (2018) that have been submitted to the Sundance Film Festival.
Enjoy these samples from various film projects:
Ray would love to compose original music for your next film project. Please fill out form to send inquire.