“I was studying marketing but
my focus remained on music.”

Tray's parents bought him a piano when he was 5 years old after noticing his aptitude for picking out songs by ear on a toy keyboard. Tray began taking formal piano lessons and continued on-and-off for a few years, but lacked the patience to read music from a written page and primarily learned most of his songs by coming up with his own arrangements entirely by ear. Tray graduated from Texas Tech University in 1992 with a degree in Marketing, but his real focus remained on playing piano and singing both solo and with various bands through his college years.

Regular Venues

Princess Cruise Lines: Fiji, Australia, Alaska
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Seasons 52 Restaurants: Plano and Dallas
Gershwin’s Restaurant and Bar
The Kitchen Restaurant in Richardson
Trulucks Restaurants
Ocean Prime Restaurant
Hotel Adolphus
Fish Restaurant
Doubletree Hotels
The Dallas Arboretum
Nick & Sams Restaurant & Grill
Hotel Intercontinental
Gordos Restaurant in Highland Park
The Dallas Women’s Club
Steve Fields Steak & Lobster
Chandlers Landing Yacht Club
The Enclave
Perry’s Steakhouse in Uptown Dallas
Soho's Food and Jazz in Addison
Obzeets in Plano
And Many More...

Artists / Influences

Elton John
Ray Charles
Harry Connick Jr.
Billy Joel
Scott Joplin
Michael Buble
Floyd Cramer
The Eagles
George Gershwin
Phil Collins
Bryan Adams
Imagine Dragons
Pink Floyd
Rogers & Hammerstein
Maroon 5
The Beatles
Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Temptations
Stevie Wonder
Gavin Degraw
Simon & Garfunkle
John Legend
Bob Seger
And Many More...