Ray Fry


Midas King productions and it's recording studio is located just a few hundred metres north of Great Portland street and adjacent to Regents Park in Camden Town, London United Kingdom. Ray is a seasoned lyricist of 55 years, Studio Owner, production manager, vocal producer and until recently was Executive A&R consultant for the UK/Europe at Hook and Rhyme Records. Ray has co written songs internationally with composers, Platinum award and multi grammy nominated producers. He has written for independent and signed artists and was a director of ' Oracle Records'. He was formerly a director of 'Thirdeye music productions' at Stepping Stone Studio's in London. Raymond Fry 'lyricist', and his co-writers, musicians and producers have collectively worked with artists `Jeff Buckley`, `Marc Cohen`, `Ali Isabella`, `Avril Lavigne', `Lemar`, `Sir Cliff Richard`, `Red hot Chilli Peppers`, `Gabriella`, `Yoko Ono`, `KT Tunstall`, 'Fiona Harber', `Soundgarden`, `Katy Melua`, `EMF, `Manic Street Preachers`, `Hot Chip`, `Climi`, `Bloodhound Gang`, `Stone temple pilots`, `JT Taylor (Kool & The Gang)`, `New Kids On The Block`, `,Janet Devlin`, `Kathleen Grace', `Mara Bossisio`, `David Ekerot`, `Sheaam Dean`, `Joshua Hayes`, 'Steve Jai Johnson', `Amaryllis Santiago`, `Scotty James`, `Elizabeth McGovern`, `Christina Parrie`, `, Rosanne Cash`, `Color Me Badd`, `Green Jelly`, `Helmet`, `Naughty By Nature`, `Freddie Bastone`, `Magnus Backlund`, 'Tears for Fears', and won GMA `N.2 Gospel Music Awards for Best Album, Best song, and Best Collaboration `Non solo gospel` (Platinum). Also with a previous production company Ray at `Thirdeye music productions` the musicals `Right here right now`, `White folks` staring`Juliet Roberts`, (Soul to soul), and `Inner city jam`staring `Sinitta`. Collaborators have also worked with Jazz legends `Massimo Colombo`, `Peter Erskine`, `Darek Oles`, `Bob Mintzer`, `Michael Stever`, and trained or worked alongside such engineers and producers as `Tony Maserati`, `Reggie Lucas`, `Andy Wallace`, 'Herb Middleton' and `Rob Stevens`. TESTIMONIALS HERB MIDDLETON ​​https://www.herbmiddletonmusic.com Multi Platinum Music Producer, Songwriter, CEO credits: Usher, Bobby Brown, Al Green, Mary J Blige, Teddy Pendergrass, Raymond Fry is one of the music industry's most profound writers in the world. I had the honor of producing a song that he wrote and I would compare his lyrical content to the level of Diane Warren's. He's a genius. February 3, 2019, Raymond worked with Herb in the same group. __________________________________________________________ Niki Clarke - Music Producer, Schizofreniks Records. ​Owner, Chief instructor at Clarke School of Choi Kwang Do https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikiclarke/ Credits: Leona Lewis: It's All For You EP - Ben Forster: Fall Apart EP – Digga: Broken EP - Tinie Tempah Remix (McLean: Broken) Fly Away (Feat. Deon Nathan) DJ Ironik 'No Point In Wasting Tears Album' (Digga - Broken) StreetDance 3D movie soundtrack - (McLean - Broken) Artcha: Therapy Sessions - My name is Mixtape Volume 1 – Empathy. Raymond Fry was a co-director in Third Eye Music Productions and also Stepping Stone Studios. Ray was always a very focused and down to earth director within our business partnership. He has a lot of drive, is very committed and also a good guy to get on with. On the creative side he is a very passionate and gifted lyricist that injects an incredible amount of insight and meaning into his lyrics in a very relatable and commercial way. I cannot recommend Raymond more highly for any future projects and endeavours that he may get involved with. A real pleasure to work with. _________________________ Pete Maher - Mastering Engineer at Top Floor Mastering. Credits: Nichole Scherzinger, U2, Katy Perry, Paul Weller, Damien Rice, Noel Gallagher, The Rolling Stones, Lana Del Rey, The Killers, The Pixies. Raymond is a fantastic songwriter and musician. I had the pleasure of mastering one of his songs and found him to be dedicated and hard working. He certainly knows where to place the hooks.. Great working with you Raymond, keep up the great work. ______________________________ Richard Stephens Songwriter/Producer/Engineer Credits: Jeff Buckley, Marc Cohen, Yoko Ono, New Kids On The Block, JT Taylor (Kool & The Gang), ​Stone Temple Pilots, Sheaam Dean. Recommendation as Director of `Oracle records` Raymond Fry is an exceptional Lyricist who has a great ear for melody and arrangement. He wears many hats and is extremely knowledgeable about the entire Music Industry. Raymond is also a good communicator who makes sure his entire team is in the know at ever move and direction. He never gives up and always pushes hard to get any task done correctly, professionally and with high dignity. He is very well respected among his peers and I highly recommend him as as Managing Director at Oracle Records Ltd. ____________________________________________________________________ ​ Giampaolo Pasquile - Composer/Producer Platinum & GMA Award Winner) Play Records Credits: Tears For Fears, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Darek Oles, Massimo Colombo, Michael Stever, The Casuals, David Ekerot, Mara Bosisio, Kathleen Grace, Sheaam Dean, Steve Jai Johnson Ray is a wizard with a pen and also a very professional manager. I am currently working with him and his team on projects for three of his artists and have also co-written and co-produced with him. It's been a real pleasure to combine my melodies, arrangements, and productions with his beautiful lyrics. I can recommend Ray to singers and composers who are looking for a professional who can guide them in their professional growth. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Riq Ali - CEO at Hook and Rhyme Records https://www.hookandrhymerecords.co.uk/ Recommending Ray as A&R consultant to Hook and Rhyme Records.ay Fry is the kind of person that any company in any industry would feel as being a vital asset. He is a very well informed music business executive and his advice is priceless. He brings a wealth of experience but most importantly of all he is humble. ________________________________ Michele Garruti - Chairman and Producer Oracle Records Ltd. http://www.oraclerecords.uk/ I've been working with Raymond Fry for several years and he is a highly experienced professional in the music industry. I have found him to be reliable and he possesses a special skill in finding new young talent and guiding them in their career. He is also an excellent lyricist who writes with depth both modern and retro according to the needs of the music market. He's the ideal mentor who can place young talent with the right producer. __________________________________________________________________________________________ George (Egor) Shashin - Music Composer/Producer Credits: Sheaam Dean, Leonore Kvissberg, Ulrika Olund, Ulf Andersson. I have co-written several songs with Ray over the past two months and found him to be an extremely creative and versatile lyricist. He has an inbuilt sense of rhyme and metre and his subject matter is extensive. He has been very helpful in procuring the right vocalists for different song genre's, and has freely introduced several of his contacts who have proven useful to me. He possesses a keen eye for an opportunity and is currently pitching a composition of mine for advertisement. Ray is an all round nice guy and I hope my working relationship with him continues long into the future. Raymond is the best lyricist. ____________________________________________________ Steve Johnson - Songwriter/Artist Credits: Album, 'Take it From Me'. I am a BMI affiliated songwriter I have only known and worked with Ray for a short time collaborating on songs and song ideas. He is an excellent lyricist and has a keen musical intuition. He is great to work with from a collaboration standpoint. I highly recommend Ray he is an excellent songwriting partner and is truly knowledgeable in regards to the music industry. __________________________________________ Marina Makarova - Composer/Producer Credits: Film Music - Ivory. A Crime Story, Nu i Novyy God!, Sick The Light. Raymond is a creative and gifted lyricist who pays much attention to detail. He injects 100% effort in skilfully crafting his songs and is great to work with. A+ rating for Raymond. ____________________________________________________________ Dave Haertel - Music composer/ Pianist Credits: Sheaam Dean, I have known and worked internationally with Ray for a few years now and although I have not met him in person. I have found him to be very consistent in our relationship. He always pays attention to detail concerning his lyric crafting and stays on point with all projects from beginning to completion. Ray in all honesty is the fairest man I have dealt with in the music industry. He is a great mentor, has a great sense of humour and I now consider him to be a good friend. Ray was instrumental in me procuring a record deal, and I consider it a privilege to be a member of his team at Midas King Productions. __________________________________________ Gian Marco La Serra - Pianist/Composer/Arranger/Transcriber Credits: Sheaam Dean I've had the pleasure to compose a melody for a song written by Raymond Fry, and now we're working on another project. He's a very professional, meticulous and inspired songwriter, which loves nice music and is available to discuss and collaborate with other artists. I'm really glad to have known him. ______________________________________________________________________________ Richard Stephens - Songwriter/Producer/Engineer Credits: Jeff Buckley, Marc Cohen, Yoko Ono, New Kids On The Block, JT Taylor (Kool & The Gang), ​Stone Temple Pilots, Sheaam Dean. Recommendation as founder of `Midas King productions`) Ray is a very talented songwriter and musician who has an incredible ear for melody and also as a lyricist. He has formed a business of top notch artists and writers and has given me and incredible opportunity to work with him and his team. He is very informative and communicative in all of our collaborations going above and beyond to complete our projects until they are perfect. Ray also goes above and beyond songwriting and melody. He wears many hats working on marketing and artist management handling the business end as well. Ray has a true passion for the music industry in all aspects and the time and effort he puts into projects is incredible. I look forward to continue working with him. _________________________________ Amaryllis Santiago - Artist Credits: (Covered) Original song 'Sausalito Nights' by: Ray Fry & Steve Jai. ​ Ray has an outstanding ability to pen lyrics based on first giving the credit to our Creator God and then for the person he is writing the song for. He always asks if the lyrics are suitable or if the lyrics have touched the artist. He doesn't just write for the sake of writing. He writes for the sake of creating timeless lyrics to music that lasts and touches those that hear it. I can attest to his utmost professionalism, tireless dedication, truth, and the ability to work in unison with people from all demographics without being judgemental. I am honoured to be collaborating with Ray and his team who have become part of my musical journey. _________________________________________________________________________ ​ Enrico Giuliani Audio Engineer at Samurai Sound Raymond is a very unique lyricist. He is incredibly passionate about music and puts all of his energy into his job. I have engineered for Ray and his artist on several occasions, and collaborated with him in procuring vocal recordings from the artist that he was working with at the time. I am pleased that I was given the chance to see how he operates and I was impressed by his dedication to detail when directing how the lyric should be sung to the melodies. It was refreshing that he remained open minded to my suggestions and allowed me to express them freely to the artist. Certainly one of the few I've worked with that does his job with patience, great passion, and good manners. He has years of experience in the music industry and I would recommend his work to anyone. I look forward to working with him again in the near future. ___________________________________________________________ Rudolf Jerome Ragay - General Manager Internet Secrets Made Easy Pty. Ltd. in Australia I found Raymond to be a gifted and creative lyricist who's work on an emotional level digs deeper than many other writers. He has been a great mentor for me in the music industry. Great to work with you Ray! ________________________________________________________________________________________ Lorenzo G Lotito - Professional Journalist presso Retesole I met Ray in a Linkedin forum and in a few days we started collaborating on a pop music project. I really believe Ray has great imagination and accuracy, two essential qualities for a professional lyricist as he is. Moreover I appreciate his honesty and pleasantness. All his capacities are even more important when working remotely as Ray does with me and other music professionals all over the world. ____________________________________________________________







What is music to you? What does it give you?

I believe that all humans were born to create. Creating and crafting lyrics to melodies is what I love doing. It gives me pleasure to experience the process from conception to finished product. I enjoy coaching artists in order to obtain the best possible vocals from them.

What is your music dream?

I don't have one, I tend to live in the moment.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would bring in a worldwide education program that concentrated on EQ (Emotional Quota) because the vast majority of people on this planet do not know themselves.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Whiter shade of pale. Gary Brooker, Procol Harum.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Too many to mantion.

What inspires you to make music?

Emotion, life experience, story telling.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Too many messages to mention.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I haven't performed since 1999.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Education. I observe many musicians being their own worst enemy by repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Spamming and multi-posting songs on the same threads which will annoy people resulting in them getting blocked. They need to do their research before walking into the music business like a bull in a china shop.

What do you think of Drooble?

I have been a member of Drooble for about a year now and like it a lot. It's a great community and platform and I really like the Karma idea that encourages its members to participate for rewards. It allows many songwriters to receive feedback on their songs and in addition receive radio play. It offers a number of other services that are well worth checking out. Just one negative is that just like facebook you get a few people on there who are not who they say they are. I'm sure that Drooble admins are working on fixing that problem.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Ignorance in all sections of the industry.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I wear quite a few hats so am always very busy but I am always on the lookout for local talent who I can introduce to producers and record labels. I'll even support them if their desire is to remain independent.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They should be polite, engage regularly with their fans on social media, build your relationships with industry and don't rush in like a bull in a china shop. Always ask before submitting a song for airplay because their is nothing more annoying than sending your music to someone who has never conversed with you previously and haven't a clue who you are.

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