Ray Sharp

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Who is Ray Sharp?

Ray Sharp is a 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. During his professional career Ray has released several full length albums. Exaudio (2001) Eros (2005) Letters for a Lifetime (2013) More Than Myself (2014) Smile Driver (2015) My Muse (2017).  Over the summer of 2018, Sharp scored two short films (By The Dark of Night & Second Skin; both directed by Farah White) that have had successful runs at film festivals around the nation.  During the summer of 2019 Sharp is working hard on a new TV show series (Yes & Yoga) for Amazon Prime and has released a kundalini yoga/meditation album under the same name.  In addition, on June 28th, 2019 Ray released his 3rd electronic dance album, Beaten Piano, featuring solo acoustic piano.  You can find his entire catalog on your choice of digital music platforms. 

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