Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. Members of Forever Ray have performed or recorded with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera to name a few. Shulton Whitley (lead vocalist) has been singing most of his life.
The church was his training ground. Since coming together with Bobby Deitch and the Hard Times Band, Shulton has performed the music of Ray Charles to sold out audiences at the renowned songwriting team, Ashford & Simpson's "Sugar Bar", BB King's Blues Club and Jazz at Lincoln Center among several other venues in the New York City metro area.