This moment, when for the first time you really don't care what you look like while dancing, is freedom - and the music comes from IMPALA RAY.
His songs are inspired by the vibes of the California Bay Area as well as by the time he lived in Africa. IMPALA RAY is the sound you want to hear when you let go. In 2014, shortly after the Munich singer and guitarist Ray finally decides that an office life is not the right thing for him, he starts anew and founds IMPALA RAY. The trip starts with the first album "Old Mill Valley", which reduces Ray's own roots to the roots of folk and blues. Two years later the first hit "The Gambler" leads directly to "From the Valley to the Sea". The second record experiments with more punch and relaxed delay to give a short break with the summer track "Stay". A lot has happened between home and West Coast: IMPALA RAY's music has thrilled stages and blogs and made up lots of ground internationally. After so much turbulence it's good to remember. That's why we're going back to Kenya in 2018. After school Ray spent some months in Nairobi and worked at the German school. For hours he wandered through the alleys, learned Swahili and fell in love with the continent. For "SPLASH MATHARE", the first song from the new album planned for 2019, he returns to the "Mathare" slum and develops IMPALA RAY's sound at the same time. "With this song I take the listener with me to Africa. You can hear jungle sounds, jingling bottles and people I recorded myself."