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Ray McCall

Ray McCall has been playing music since the age of 12, initially dabbling in playing the string bass. It wasn't until Ray made the transition to trumpet that Ray felt he had found his musical niche. This was exemplified in Ray's early musical achievements, such as sitting first chair in All-County Band and being a member of the All-District band. Ray also began expanding and building his musical talents by joining his school chorus and show choir. These varying experiences with music at such a young age would be just the beginning of how much a role music would ultimately play in his life.More.

While attending Triton High School in Erwin, North Carolina, Ray's musical abilities and interest in music grew with his introduction to marching and jazz band. He continued to receive awards and accolades, and, in 1996, he attended North Carolina's Governor School summer program for music where he studied with some of North Carolina's best musicians and directors.

Ray continued his involvement in marching and jazz band when he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at UNC, Ray received much guidance from Jim Ketch and David McChesney, who helped Ray improve his quality and style of playing. Ray accredits his years as a "Marching Tar Heel" with building his musical skills, but, more importantly, with allowing his personality and charisma to shine.

Ray has been playing and gigging professionally for 10 years, playing mostly solo events in his earlier years and then working most extensively with "Who's Bad." His years with Who's Bad has allowed him the privilege of sharing the stage with Aretha Franklin, Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Pitbull, and many others. Ray brings an energy to the stage that is impossible to fight and will surely get you on your feet, dancing to the King of Pop's legendary music. "Who's Bad" brings you a high-energy and powerful show that rivaled by few, and Ray has made it his goal that it stays that way!

Ray is honored and blessed to be a part of the Antigua family. Having such a supportive family makes the professional gigging experience amazing! Antigua takes pride in providing the best in musical quality and performance...for their artists and all artists around the world.