Vilray (vill-ree) is a composer and performer from Brooklyn. He sings and plays guitar in NYC and around the world.
With the release of his album 7 Singles in 2017, Vilray's unique take on the Tin Pan Alley style has earned wider acclaim. These original songs inspired by the Great American Songbook were recorded live and lathe-cut to vinyl in real time--lending them a haunting warmth and authentic crackle.
His duo with Rachael Price (of Lake Street Dive) is called Rachael & Vilray. Their close harmonies sung into a shared microphone turn venues of all sizes into intimate parlor concerts. They’ve performed at the Newport Folk Festival and Lincoln Center’s Appel Room, among other legendary stages.
Vilray is available for session work, events both public and private, and accepts commissions to compose original music for film, commercials, theatre, weddings or special occasions. Get in touch.