The Universe Featuring Ray is the soul creation of Ray Stern, who combines her art and music to produce a one-girl, one-of-a-kind live theatrical performance. The stage set up is equipped with multimedia art and stage props and Ray performs using a wireless head mic allowing her to move across the stage and bring life to each part of the dynamic music experience. Rays songs are clever and edgy but still have an underlying message of positivity and love. The wild energy and utter freedom Ray expresses is mesmerizing and will make you laugh, possibly cry and you will definitely have her tunes in your head on repeat, days after you catch the show.
Rays previous music project, The Peace Leeches, earned her a Toronto Independent Music Award nomination and and led to opening the stage for Holy Fuck, The Arkells, Ill Scarlett, Gob, Thornley, The Trews, Sloan and Finger Eleven. In late 2016 Ray was discovered online by an American rock band, GUAS, who flew her to North Carolina and invited her to write, record and tour as their front woman, playing festivals such as SXSW, Hello Fairfax, Canadian Music Week and Indie Music Week Toronto.