Ray studied Performing
Arts and Media At Salford University in the
mid-eighties, since then he has worked on a variety of
different projects including radio, television and the
theatre. Guests stars in the video for his latest single
with his band The Dandelion Clocks include none other than
Rick Wakeman from YES, Mark Radcliffe, John Stapleton from GMTV, Frank Sidebottom and
world champion boxer Ricky Hitman Hatton.
As well as being a top
professional vocalist, voiceover artist and DJ, Ray is also an accomplished
singer songwriter signed to KM Records and has a publishing
deal with Kid Menthal Music. In the past couple of years, Ray
and his music career has featured in a variety of press
including The Sun. He has been interviewed on BBC Northwest
Tonight, Granada Reports and Channel M. Radio appearances
include BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Lancashire, Radio
Sport, Key 103 and a host of other stations.
Above: With Chris
Hollins, performing live at St Georges Hall, Liverpool
during the European Capital of Culture celebrations and
right with Paul Ross.
In the chair at the BBC
and being interviewed by Peter Allen on Drive Time and
singing live on BBC Radio Five Live.
offers a complete entertainment package combining his first
class live singing performance with his skills as a top
party DJ. Depending on the requirements of your event or
occasion, if you like he can do one or two sets of singing
and then keep your guests entertained and enjoying
themselves grooving on the dance for the rest of the evening
- the perfect solution without the complications of having
to have an additional DJ plus all that unsightly extra
"Hi Ray. We both want to say how
fantastic you were, all our guests thought you were
outstanding. You made our special day truly memorable, we
would recommend you to anyone, once again brilliant. Love
Sharon and John Irving.
And while we are on the
subject of equipment, Ray uses only the latest Yamaha and
finest quality gear - no scruffy ageing equipment, muffled
PA or an inability to understand what is being said or sung!
Tribute - Tribute to Swing
If a touch of class
is what's required, then look no further than Ray Godwin
and his Rat Pack tribute! Wearing Black Tie, Ray will
ensure that guests of all ages enjoy the classic all
time favourite songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis
Junior and Dean Martin (plus guests!). Take a listen to
the demo songs below and bring a piece of the silver
screen or the West End to your function for a lot less
than you might think!
listen to Ray singing Rat Pack and Swing...
These demo songs are
in MP3 format. Left click on the demos to play them in
your default media player, right click and "save target"
to download them to your hard drive. More songs are
available for listening to on Ray's
Elvis Tribute website (see below).
"What can i say? we were left in awe at rays performance. He
has an amazing voice and involved the people watching both
young and old with ease. We've had nothing but good comments
and people asking how to get in touch to book him for
themselves. the whole family hopes to see you perform again
soon, thank you for making it a night none of us will
Dave Jones & family, St. helens. Merseyside"
Ray also performs a
highly acclaimed authentic Elvis Tribute - check out his
Elvis Tribute website and demos by clicking on the above
"Good evening Ray,
We would like to thank you for
your contribution to our wedding on 25th
September at Statham Lodge.
It was a very special day, which
ran perfectly! Thank you again for your superb input, Gareth
& Rachel White"
Salford Lad: Morrissey and The
Ray and Morrissey were both born in Davyhulme Hospital in
Manchester - albeit a few years apart! Salford Lad is his
authentic tribute show, in which he performs classic songs
by The Smiths and Morrissey.
Below: Ray and Johnny
"Hi Ray, just a quick note to say thank you for a great
night on Friday on behalf of your fans here in Norfolk - the
feedback from everyone was excellent. As I said in my intro
Ray, it is a great compliment to any professional artist to
be invited back twice.Thank you for a terrific performance,
Best regards, Alan T."
to be a Tribute ...
looking for a Tribute singer? Ray performs a range of
material from across the decades, performing songs that will
either quietly entertain in the background or fill a dance
floor. From The Kings of Leon to The Killers, from Take That
to The Monkees, and from Pink Floyd to the Stereophonics,
Ray has the experience and knowhow to tailor the set list to
Ray performs Dakota with Rubicon at Hopfest, a festival
the band headlined in 2013 and 2014. Click the picture
to watch the video.
Ray. Just to say a big thank you for a wonderful evening,
everyone thought you were great and really enjoyed
themselves. Thank you.
Ladies Evenings. . .
You can guarantee a
successful event by combining Ray's vocal talents with
his skills as a top party DJ. It's far better to have
only one experienced first class entertainer to deal all
your entertainment requirements on the night. And you
won't need to put up with two sets of PA and disco
equipment cluttering up the venue.
If you are simply
having a family get together at home or throwing a huge
party at the town hall, Ray will tailor a package to
suit your event and your budget.
As for weddings, Ray
will customise the afternoon and or evenings
entertainment to meet all your hopes and aspirations -
why have the first dance at your wedding to a CD when
you can have one of the best voices in the business sing
it live for you? Whether you simply need a singer for
one set or the whole package from the Wedding March to
the last dance, Ray will offer advice and plan the
entertainment with you and your partner to your exact
specifications. Give your Groom and Chief Bridesmaid one
less thing to worry about on the big day, knowing that
the all the entertainment is in experienced and safe
In the chair and
planning a Ladies Evening? Be it on a traditional or a
modern theme, Ray will work with you to ensure that your
Ladies Evening is a great success including renditions
of The Rose and The Ladies Song. Black tie Officer's
mess ball? Contact Ray who will organise both the
entertainment and disco.
"Wow - What a class Act !!!!! Ray sang his heart out at
Our Royal Wedding / Renewal of Our Wedding Vows Party on
29th April 2011. Guests were all up dancing and singing
along having a wonderful time thanks to Ray, who adapted
his Act, from cool Swing in the afternoon, to party
Party PARTY at night ! All our guests were so impressed
with Ray's vocal talents and charisma that, not only did
they all say that he was the best live Act they had ever
seen, but also that they were glad that they turned down
the invite to Westminster Abbey/Buckingham Palace to see
him. I am just pleased we got him booked before the
Royals ! Thank you so much Ray for making Our
day such a wonderful and memorable experience . One
which we will never forget. Love The Bentley Family and
All Our friends "
Ray appearing in
Jesus Christ Superstar at The Albert Halls in Bolton in
October 2014 and as The Phantom of the Opera at the
Lyric Theatre, The Lowry Centre, Salford in 2016.
"Thanks for everything! We had loads of people telling us
how great your singing was, and we both had a fantastic
love Jill and Ian x
Due to the volume of
email spam, a direct link to Ray's email address is not
explicitly included here. You can SMS or ring him directly
on 07771 930198 or send him an email using the prefix "ray"
then send that to his domain @raygodwin.co.uk - sorry it's
so cryptic but there are programs out there that harvest
emails on websites on behalf of spammers.
"Hi Ray, Once again, thank-you for making our day so
special. You have a great set of pipes mate - everyone
thought the music was fantastic and were were
really impressed! thanks again, Jason & Clare"
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The Dandelion Clocks
Elvis Presley Tribute Website
we just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you for
entertaining our guests at the hotel, we had a blast....
our guests have not stopped talking about our entertainment
for the evening YOU! ( - :
From beginning to end you were superb, I know it
seems like you are just back ground music at the beginning
of the night but a lot of people have commented on how
exceptional your voice was singing the Rat Pack songs so
they were listening ( -: AND Elvis what can I say you were
fantastic and kept our little crowd entertained all the way
to the early doors finish.... Paul thought you were great,
thank you for letting him sing along on a couple of tracks.
We loved our evening and we will remember it for a long
long time, so thank you for contributing to making our
evening one to remember you come highly recommended and we
will be singing you praises or a long time.
Nikki and Paul xxx"
" Take it
from the top again, guys. . . "