Biography



Me*-Guitars
Myself*-Bass
and I*-creative noises
And moi*- Drum Programming & Looping

*Ray La Veau

In a nutshell...

Ahh The Guitar...I always loved it. And always will... I recall starting a "Band" with my cousins that went as far as my bedroom. We would play air guitar and sing to beatles records and Elvis of course. "Hey".... Dad said to me," your uncle plays guitar, we'll go check him out." I was nervous as hell my first experience with a real live guitar player, so...I go into his house and he has this huge amp and a les paul (sunburst) beauty, anyway he starts rippin out whole lotta love, by Led Zeppelin and I am hooked. He asks me if I would like to play it and of course I'm like yea!....I remember holdin that baby in my hands still to this day. So I guess you can say my Uncle David is my first guitar hero.

Somewhere in my early years around ten or Eleven, my cousin Ellis moved in and played me this record called Van Halen, What is this? Thats a guitar? holy ****, so when he would leave I played his 8 tracks ( yea 8 tracks!) of this incredible guitar player playin my air guitar (my plastic hockey stick ...haha) and moving my fingers around Like I was Eddie.

The Sunday flea market trip that changed my life...
My Mom and Dad bought me my first Six String. A Sears Silvertone (Just like Eddie's first guitar I thought, man I was cool!) for $20 alot of money for them to shell out at the time for my pipe dream but one that would become my life, and my parents always supported anything I wanted to do as long as it was for a good cause. So I played until my fingers bled as the saying goes and wound up becoming ok for my age ( at least I thought I was).
High school Jazz band: where my friend John that played drums and I really started hittin it off, man I thought a drummer, ya thats cool, so I took up learning the drums as well, but just couldn't get my parents to buy me some and it was better that way cuz I was a musician and had a different sense of musicality that I just couldn't let go of. But as far as becoming a better guitarist, it helped my more rhythmic side come out and my dexterity as well...... Time goes on
I always wanted a band but could never find anyone that actually played the way I felt was even worthy of my ever growing ego. ( with the exception of my friend Mr. Lilly the drummer) I gained a lot of experience playing in several bands from time to time. After getting through all the hours of driving my parents crazy with bad rendentions of stairway to heaven, and actually learning how to tune, I started to realize that I had musical sense in me and a natural ability. (who'd a thunk it?)

Somewhere around 1980 something I heard this guy "Joe Satriani" he was a guitar teacher to Steve Vai who I already knew of, but this guy wrote some of the most beautiful melodies I'd ever heard. That is when I finally realized that was what I wanted to do was to be able to play "Guitar" music ...instrumental, the thing that drew me to him was that he did it all...Wow! I can do that. So I Studied everything I could about him and others that were coming into play at that time...Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Mr. Vai of course and way too many others to name. I found they all had one thing in common, they knew music theory and I had to know it too of course. I started to "Learn" the Guitar and music a little better.
Well in 1988 I meet this guy, (Stared another band) He had a hairbrained (at the time) idea to go to Hollywood and study at Musicians Institute. So....Why not? Paul Gilbert went there (another of my idols at the time) all right lets go. One small problem though, I had to leave it all behind, but with the death of my Father, I felt obligated to do something with my life, So I went for it. My life changed forever. Man I never felt so much pain and agony in my life. The blues became my friend, (along with beer) but along with the pain came a lot of discipline, that I lacked until then. 9 to 10 hour sessions of playing..we were all there to learn the same thing. music. Things Happened that went out of control and I had to leave. But I do not regret the experience, I became stronger as a musician and as a human. I lost a lot but I gained more than anyone could of imagined. When I arrived home all my friends and family were proud of my achievement and my new found abilities, that were now second nature to me.
My ego grew again, I played all over the place and started teaching and having the time of my life. But seriously that is a book in itself.
And on that note I leave you with this because I have learned to let go of the ego and realize that "Music is my life, it always has been and always will be". I just hope that you the listener can find it in your soul to feel what I have to say through my music, however bad or good you may think it is. (Or I for that matter)
It is the best I have ever played and I am finally at a place in my life to be able to be able to pull it off, no more egos, girls, drugs, etc... to slow it all down. And an actual way to record it!...Just my love for music, my family and my children. But of course I can not ever thank the people enough, to whom this is all possible and that is my Mom and Dad ( whom I wish were here so I could ask his opinion of and present him with the one thing I always promised I would do) and to my children I give you this... so one day after the music has left me and I can no longer play you can always remember me for what I was.
Enjoy From your father, friend, son, nephew, cousin(Basically to whom I give this to) Ray La Veau

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Blue Morning, Blue Day Collab Rock Dec 16, 2013 740
Cars Collab Rock Dec 15, 2013 578
Carol of the Bells (dramatic) Holiday Nov 15, 2013 1310
Halloween theme Other Oct 31, 2013 433
September/The Enigmatic PES 3 pt2 Metal Oct 9, 2013 410
PES 3 Remorse/Regret (new sections added) Metal Sep 22, 2013 602
Subdivisions (Rush Cover) Collab Rock Aug 18, 2013 1258
Soundcloud Amp Tests Rock Aug 1, 2013 648
Immigrant Song (Zep Cover) Collab Rock Jul 31, 2013 1237
Force theme V3 Classical Jul 19, 2013 457
Biscuits and Gravy (remelt, remix, etc) Metal Jul 3, 2013 660
Helter Skelter.. Remelt Rock Jul 2, 2013 825
Tom Sawyer Final Collab Rock Jun 10, 2013 1395
Tom Sawyer (Rush Cover) Collab Rock Jun 9, 2013 1160
Event Horizons_Pt. 1 Metal Mar 22, 2013 526
Biscuits and Gravy Metal Mar 8, 2013 641
This is Halloween Classical Oct 1, 2012 675
Jango_Final Metal Aug 7, 2012 789
Helter Skelter_V2 Rock May 11, 2012 669
Champion of the World Collab Rock Mar 15, 2012 1482
No Name Rock Mar 11, 2012 601
Strychnine 2011_"live" Rock Dec 17, 2011 1177
Minds Eye V_1 Rock Dec 2, 2011 756
Vitamin B Rock Apr 21, 2011 1356
Awaken-revisted Collab Rock Sep 16, 2010 925
Tokyo Monsters-Re-Master Rock Sep 15, 2010 3887
Strychnine_Re-Mastered Rock Sep 15, 2010 931
Lights Out (re-mastered) UFO cover Collab Metal Apr 9, 2010 1122
Warbird (Re-Release) Rock Oct 23, 2008 1230
Return of the Enigmatic Ch. 1-3 Metal Apr 24, 2008 1250
The Crunch Rock Feb 5, 2008 1129
Berries N Cream (Re-Load) Rock Dec 29, 2007 1382
Christmas Time is Here Holiday Nov 23, 2007 1388
Sugarplum Other Nov 21, 2007 1047
Divinity Rock Oct 21, 2007 2207
Cairo Acid Jam World Oct 16, 2007 1164
Metallurgy Metal Sep 24, 2007 1456
Paint it Blue Blues Jul 13, 2007 1341
Everlasting Other Jun 12, 2007 1594
A Love Thing Rock May 16, 2007 1410
Transitions Other May 6, 2007 1431
The Queen/The End Rock May 3, 2007 1367
The Mad Hatter Metal Apr 11, 2007 1165
Wool & Water (Updated) Other Apr 11, 2007 1101
Tweedledee & Tweedledum Other Mar 15, 2007 2007
Looking Glass Insects Metal Mar 6, 2007 1404
In the Garden (Lives the Flowers) Other Mar 4, 2007 1544
Through The Looking Glass Ch.1 Other Mar 1, 2007 1633
Bioslave Other Feb 7, 2007 2408
Intermission Rock Jan 19, 2007 1864
Breathe (For Jdwyer) Other Jan 18, 2007 1702
The Grinch Metal Dec 18, 2006 2161
Liar Explicit Collab Metal Dec 3, 2006 1955
Ice Nine (Collab) Collab Rock Nov 28, 2006 1762
Ice Nine ( Joe Satriani cover ) Rock Nov 22, 2006 2001
The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover) Collab Metal Nov 19, 2006 4824
Lights Out (UFO Cover) Collab Rock Nov 19, 2006 3575
For the Love of God (Steve Vai Cover) Rock Nov 15, 2006 6496
OXJAM-Root Down [REDUX] Collab Funk Oct 31, 2006 1876
Psycho Enigmatic Suite I-V-act 1 Metal Oct 29, 2006 2796
Aint got nuthin to do blues Blues Oct 27, 2006 1622
Awaken Collab Rock Oct 8, 2006 3663
MI-3.5 Rock Sep 24, 2006 1749
The Blue Jam Blues Aug 30, 2006 1112
The Jam Metal Aug 19, 2006 1287
Amaya (2nd take) New Age Aug 15, 2006 1334
Orbit Other Aug 13, 2006 1316
Hangover Rock Jul 29, 2006 2462
Morrocan Suite Pt. 2 Metal Jul 26, 2006 2557
Mayhem (Exclusive) Metal May 31, 2006 1264
Les Pluie (The Rain) Rock May 31, 2006 1472
In a Strange Way Rock May 29, 2006 1230
Salty Dog Rock May 25, 2006 2303
Berries n Cream Metal May 16, 2006 3014
Balance Metal May 11, 2006 1291

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Because (Beatles Cover) New Age Sep 11, 2017 562
Champion of the World Metal May 22, 2012 1160
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4727
Lippedy Spit Jazz Apr 13, 2008 6461
Wicked Annya (Galactic Short Bus Mix) Rock Aug 3, 2007 2829
Wicked Annya (Dona Nobis Groovem Mix) Funk Aug 3, 2007 2359
Duke's Return (w/Vocals) Rock Sep 24, 2006 3816
The Blue Jam Part 4 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1757
Blue Jam part 3 Blues Aug 30, 2006 1770
The Jam - Complete Metal Aug 28, 2006 2170
The Ray Jam with friends Metal Aug 28, 2006 1396
The Jam of raylaveau Metal Aug 20, 2006 1551
Hangover Rock Aug 14, 2006 1976
Anger Management (w/Ray La Veau) Rock Jun 19, 2006 4426

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Jango_Final RayLaVeau Metal 789
Assassins Code PaulWilkins Classical 1030
Vitamin B RayLaVeau Rock 1356
Alice In Art School: Forest eurostrike Classical 1218
Santa Baby (Linda version) Geechi3 Holiday 4555
Sierra Madre futzpucker Classical 2478
Mortality anitric2000 Classical 1069
The Main Event anitric2000 Electronica 1032
Race to Jupiter SeanBeeson Classical 2763
Drama Geechi3 [+1] Ambient 1880
Glass Works SeanBeeson Classical 1721
Clash of Titans SeanBeeson Classical 1215
Tomb Raider: Legacy anitric2000 Classical 1493
MY FUNNY VALENTINE (Version 1) Filmscorz [+2] Jazz 2689
Preparing for Battle anitric2000 Classical 1361
Bloody Plains anitric2000 Classical 1206
Red Rain (Peter Gabriel) CharlyDeeCynthius [+2] Rock 2984
Villain's Theme - The Final Encounter Mathazzar Classical 1543
Halo anitric2000 Classical 1396
Ticker anitric2000 Classical 1205
Fantasy Revisted (Brassy Baby) anitric2000 Classical 1346
Piano Concerto n.2 pptrent1 Inspirational 1859
The Golem Song themaladies Rock 2705
A Tribute To Mozart - Fingertyle Acoustical Guitar TheTiler Classical 5931
Jam on a SlowBeckishBackingTrack artvandalay Blues 1158
San Jacinto (Peter Gabriel) CharlyDeeCynthius [+2] Pop 3824
The Wax Village SeanBeeson Classical 2857
The Pumpkin King SeanBeeson Classical 2743
Fate and Illumination SeanBeeson Classical 4250
Why? DonovanFraser Rock 1247
Duke's Return (w/Vocals) JD [+2] Rock 3816
Sugar and Spice Geechi3 [+1] Alternative 3476
Ocean Current Tadashi Jazz 1694
Hurt (NIN Cover) Geechi3 [+2] Alternative 4398
The Soulless Plains SeanBeeson Classical 2784
Mr. Sims SeanBeeson Classical 1539
Sisters waltwilcutts Rock 1385
Land of Eternity SeanBeeson Classical 2238
Eruption of Mount Jodesius SeanBeeson Classical 3974
The Jam - Complete SwedeinLA [+5] Metal 2170
Elvendale Woods SeanBeeson Classical 2020
Surrounded by Death SeanBeeson Classical 1697
Legions of Elvendale SeanBeeson Classical 3878
Sentry Battle SeanBeeson Classical 1679
Same Small Boat pandasdontdance Folk 1985
Solar Seduction Geechi3 [+1] Electronica 3127
Track 2 - Untitled in 7/8 and 6/8 guitarlesson Metal 1630
Darkest Hour (Version 2) anitric2000 Classical 1298
Human pandasdontdance Rock 3152
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