Vilray (vill-ree) is a composer and performer raised in Brooklyn. He sings, whistles, and plays guitar in NYC and around the world.
His recent work explores the depths of humor, heartache and romance captured in the Jazz and Country swing music of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
With the 2017 release of three singles of original music, Vilray’s unique take on the Tin Pan Alley style is gaining wider acclaim. These songs were entirely 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 simply called Rachael & Vilray. Sharing a single vintage microphone, they turn venues of all sizes into intimate parlor concerts with their close harmonies. They tour as often as their busy schedules allow and a full length album is in the works.