Frequently Asked Questions


Does Vilray have a record for sale?

Yes! He's released two: 'Slow Boat' and '7 Singles', a series of original songs recorded directly to vinyl to give them a luscious crackle.

Is his music on Spotify, Apple Music or other streaming services?

Yes. For your convenience these records stream on all platforms. However, to support Vilray and his work directly it is better to purchase them through his store or on Bandcamp. This article addresses the reasons why.

Where can I see Vilray play live?

To see a list of upcoming shows, visit the Events page.

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How do I learn how to play this kind of music?

Schedule a lesson! Either in person if you're in the NYC area or over Skype. Write to

Vilray transcribes and arranges these songs from available recordings. On his Patreon page, donors are rewarded for their support in the following ways:

  • with handwritten chord charts (lead sheets) for the videos posted weekly to his YouTube channel.
  • with opportunities to request videos and lead sheets.

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Does he write original music too?

Yes. Vilray studied Jazz Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He is a versatile composer and lyricist who has written for film and theatre in addition to all that he writes for his own projects. He is available for commissions of all kinds. Please write to

Does he play weddings? Will he write a song for my wedding??

Yes and yes! Vilray has contributed in memorable ways to special events near and far. He's serenaded wedding proposals, receptions, first-dances, and composed custom songs for weddings and other occasions. He would love to do the same for you. With inquiries, write to

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Wait...did he draw all of these?

Vilray's other great love is drawing. He takes portrait commissions too. You can see more of his work on Instagram by following @vilray.

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