A tour of its own
During its European tour Rita Ray and band will give a concert on Friday, 22 September at 8:00 P.M. at the Ancien Cinéma Café-Club (23, Grand Rue, Vianden).
Rita Ray embarks on her first European tour to celebrate her sophomore album "A Life Of Its Own" (2022) as well as play songs from her début "Old Love Will Rust" (2019). Rita Ray will play this live show with her full band.
The crown jewel of Estonian soul – Rita Ray – has been active since 2019. From humble beginnings to becoming a force on the scene, there’s a lot of depth and drive in the small-town girl from Põlva. Her powerful vocals and songwriting have paved the way to reach music lovers across genre borders. While her début album “Old Love Will Rust” was presented to 200 people, the sophomore “A Life Of Its Own” was introduced in front of 2000 people with a string orchestra in Tallinn’s biggest concert hall.
There’s a reason why Rita Ray sounds so genuine. Thanks to her musical foundation, she can carry a lot of the weight when it comes to arranging for orchestras, writing music, lyrics, and co-produce. Backed by a band of Estonia’s finest and the Solid Gold production duo, Rita Ray really does seem to have the winning formula. The musical styles explored to date range from blue-eyed soul, classic R&B to old-school disco. The young artist’s growing confidence as a composer has guided her 2nd LP towards cinematic and symphonic soundscapes.
With her début LP, Rita Ray got 4 nominations at Estonian Music Awards (EMA). “Disco Stu” flew highest, in part thanks to the single reaching wide audiences via BBC 2 airplay. Miss Ray was awarded the Young Jazz Talent Award in 2021 by Jazzkaar Festival. From Rita Ray’s 2nd album “A Life Of Its Own” both “Love Ain’t The Same” as well as “No Greater Love” enjoyed BBC and Jazz.fm rotation. The record released via Funk Embassy Records has received over 1 million streams on Spotify, and earned “Song of the Year”, “Album of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” accolades at EMA.
Rita Ray – vocal
Johannes Laas – quitar
Kristjan Mängel – drums
Rahel Talts – keyboard
Janno Trump – bass
Tickets: pre-sales 25, on-site 35 euros