Vilray (vill-ree) is a composer and performer raised in Brooklyn. He sings, whistles, and plays swing guitar in NYC and around the world, most recently opening for The Gipsy Kings on their west coast tour.
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 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. In July 2018 they performed at the Newport Folk Festival.