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Keith McCray (US)
#Ryan Leslie, Ryan Shaw


Paiste Artist Since Jun 2008

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13" Signature Heavy Hi-Hat
16" Signature Reflector Full Crash
17" Signature Reflector Full Crash
8" Signature Reflector Splash
10" Signature Reflector Splash
20" Signature Dark Metal Ride
18" Signature Reflector Full Crash
15" Signature Fast Crash
16" Signature Thin China

Biography


An Ordinary Man…..Blessed with an Extraordinary Gift
Soulful rhythm and a true love for music have undoubtedly established Keith “Drums” McCray as a professional musician. Blessed and rooted in the church, Keith’s musical journey began at the young age of seven. Drum sticks in hand, his destiny for musicianship was most assured. Determined to succeed, Keith served his church; mastering his craft and developing his character.

His phenomenally professional character coupled with his skillful ability to drum beats that make the crowds move is simply remarkable. His gift has certainly made room for him on the world stage (Japan, Australia, USA, Canada Europe); playing for artist to include Swiss Beats, Ryan Leslie, and John Mayer. Keith is Grammy nominated and has toured the world with two time Grammy nominee Ryan Shaw; opening for artist Robert Randolph and the Family Band, John Legend, Jill Scott, Joss Stone, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Van Halen, Herbie Hancock, Tito Jackson, and Joan Osbourne to name a few. Keith’s obsession for perfection keeps him playing even when he is not on the road. He also plays at well-known clubs in the New York Tri-State area including Joe’s Pub, the Sugar Bar, The Village Underground, Café Wha, and the Blue Note.

His love affair with music has deepened and expanded to include musical production as well. Keith “Drums” McCray has uniquely accomplished the art of creating melody with inspiring beats fitting for artists. This new avenue of expression through production has gained the attention of both up and coming, as well as, established artists including Jovita Sheppard, Tess, Natasha Harris, Susan Justice, Ryan Leslie, and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Music has generously reciprocated love to Keith, making him a force to be reckoned with. Keith’s achievements as a musician and producer have turned the world on its ear…listening for his next creation. He is truly a blessed man and an extraordinary gift to music.