Started in the music world singing in the Tokyo FM boys choir from age 6, which within the 6 years of participation took him to overseas competitions, back chorusing on major artists an recording for TV commercials.
Having started on the drums at age 13, began active performing from 15, winning numerous drum and band competitions.
Moving to Los Angeles at 18 to attend the Hollywood Musicians Institute, learning under Gorden Campbell, Ray toured throughout the US and obtained contracts from Roland and finally returned to Japan at age 21. Currently active as the drummer for an alternative band “SIZE”. Also working as an assistant to Seigen Ono, the prominent engineer (who served Ryuichi Sakamoto) at Saidera Mastering.