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Paul Harris, born in Philadelphia, Pa., attended school in Bloomfield, NJ and West Orange, NJ.
At age 4, Paul was given a bugle by his uncle and learned basic songs. At age 8, he began attending music school during summer recess from school and continued through high school. Paul played with the all state bands and orchestras on double bass and on tuba, and also played with the NJ Prep Symphony and NJ Junior Symphony Orchestras.
Paul began playing in restaurants with his music teachers in Jr. High School as a fill- in bassist. His first professional recording at age 15 was as a session player. Paul toured through upstate N.Y. at age 19 with the rock band “Fog”. At age 20, he played on session work and live performances with J R Bailey, whose record “Love, Love, Love” reached to #4 on the WBLS 1972 July 4th charts.
Paul began gigs as a side man for countless '50s acts for NY/NJ area bookings, and played for 2 years with Chico Mendoza on his State Hospital Concert Series. He also played and solo-recorded his CDs “Of The Beholder”, and “Music for Low Budget Orchestra.” Paul wrote a movie soundtrack for “Return of the Psycho Sisters”. He recorded music exclusively for TV-35. He also recorded “Compositions” with Mike Decker and Bob Boyle.
Fast forwarding to the present, Paul met Tonia Ray through their Buddhist practice to form the current band “T Ray” with Craig Mitchell and Michele Bazzani. A mixture of neo-soul, R&B and Jazz,
T Ray presents a rare chemistry of sound that captures the listener in a vibe of happiness and awe.