Family Entertainer/Children's Performer and Music Educator for birthdays, events and schools. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Mr Rayz engages children in his concerts with singing, dancing, music games, rhythm instruments and a variety of world music instruments and songs. Perfect for two to tweens ( 2-13yr olds) He also teaches guitar and ukulele. Recent career highlights include: 4th St Lilac Festival 2018, Grand Prairie Children's Festival 2017, Family Day at Eau Claire 2017, City of Calgary Lawn Chair Theatre Events 2016.
My 5 year old loved his party with Mr Rayz!
Response from Mr Rayz Music for Kidz:
Thank you so much for this review Mathew and Carla! I hope Mathew can back me up on uke & bags in the future he’s such a fearless musician! It was a fun memorable birthday for me too!
Great showmanship and the kids loved him. The most important part was that he focused on the birthday boy and made all the kids feel special. The parents loved the entertainment just as much as the kids!
Response from Mr Rayz Music for Kidz:
Thank you for such kind words and ⭐️ratings! wow! Kale your son was a rawkstar and he really led the dance and music playing at his birthday party! so much fun and honoured I was invited to be part of it!
Price Range: $150-$750+ reasonable travel/accomodation
Gig Length: 30 - 75 minutes
What to Expect
Live interactive music that engages little humans from 12 and under!
Sophisticated new kindie songs for gen X-Y that parents can even groove too.
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MR. RAYZ MUSIC FOR KIDZ - A NEW VOICE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
CALGARY, Alberta, Canada (April 21, 2011) – Mr. Ray is a man on a mission to bring children’s music and entertainment ␣rmly into the 21stCentury. He knows that when kids love a song, they remember it for life and bring it into adulthood to share with their own children. ␣ese songs need to be relevant and interesting to kids, and their parents, so that the experience can be shared and enjoyed as a family. Mr. Rayz ␣rst studio album, ‘Hello World’, was released in January 2011 and supports the live performances he has been oering for more than ␣fteen years. Mr. Ray provides a variety of instruments for children at his shows, so kids can become active participants with ribbon sticks, scarves and rhythm instruments. He loves to embrace his Indonesian roots by playing the krontjong (Indonesian ukulele) and anghklung (a traditional bamboo instrument) in his world music shows. He teaches simple Indonesian phrases such as “selamat datang” (welcome) through his music in a fun and approachable way.
Mr. Ray has been featured on CBC-TV, Shine FM for Hulabazoo at the Calgary Zoo, the City of Calgary StaynPlay program, and has performed at many libraries, schools and preschools. He oers a variety of speci␣c concert or party experiences, plus hands-on classes and workshops featuring unique elements like folk and ragtime ukulele songs from the 1930’s.
When he’s not performing or recording kid’s music, Mr. Ray is testing out new ideas and songs on his wife, two young daughters and his baby son. If they like it, he is ready to take it to a broader audience! Kids don’t beat around the bush. ␣ey know what they like, and Mr. Rayz Music for Kidz provides it by being sophisti- cated, positive,memorable, and easy to groove to.
Based in Calgary, but no stranger to the Vancouver area, Mr. Ray does frequent West Coast Tours throughout the year
Additional Booking Notes
There is a rider for out of town and audiences over 100. email for details
Past Booked Events
|June 23, 2018 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 29, 2018 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 13, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 06, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Product Promotion|
children and tween music
|Tim Good||Lead Guitarist (p/t)|
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