After independently releasing debut album The Ray Mann Three
and its three singles Smile
, Hook Me Up
and Opa Opa
, Ray relocated to Berlin and began an ambitious, innovative, interactive, online series: The "Sketches" Project saw Ray create a new song & music video every month, with audience collaboration via social media. The project produced a collection of experimental music videos, the album Sketches
, and a compilation of remixes, "Skratches" from producers including Deepchild, Karoshi and SWING-O 45. After years of shows with both the Berlin and Sydney lineups of his band, 2016 saw the release of double-length album Live at 505
Ray’s self-made music videos have received award nominations and been featured on music television shows and festival screenings internationally, from “Indie of The Week” on Rage (ABC TV Australia), to Billboard Top 40 TV (Japan), to finalist in the Berlin Music Video Awards and VideoBites Festival (Berlin).