'TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay. In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--..I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference"
Rachel aka. Ray Louise Coyle is the hottest new electric violinist to hit the scene in London. She works as a Booking Agent as well as being a musician and can organise the perfect performance for your occasion.
Ray is influenced by a concoction of sounds from Classical to Reggaeton. Having lived in East Africa along with various other parts of the world Ray is fascinated by East African Gospel and Bongo Flava. She is intrigued by international music and utilises her travelling experience to create new sounds. Ray has recently added the Caribbean to her travel experiences having Opened Cafe del Mar, Puerto Bahia in the Dominican Republic.
Think Vanessa Mae at a rave.
Ray had her first Violin lesson at the age of four and could read music before she could read. Under the tutorship of Hugh Roberts, Ray competed in annual competitions within Leicestershire until the age of 13. During her first 10 years of playing the violin Ray accumulated a multitude of awards and prizes and was the youngest person to compete in the Hinckley Festival final at the Concordia Theatre receiving special recommendations from international pianist Leslie Howard. During these years Ray was part of National Orchestras and was the leader of the Leicestershire Junior Orchestra
At the age of 13 Ray was awarded a Music Scholarship to Rugby School where she studied the Violin, Piano, Singing and Organ. Whilst there Ray was a member of all music societies and achieved grade 8 on the Violin, Grade 6 standard on the piano, Grade 7 Voice and Grade 4 Standard on the Organ. Once Ray left Rugby School she took two years to travel the world, busking around Eastern Europe and Australasia. She worked in Africa as an English and Music teacher and experienced the adventures of the world travelling solo, with just a backpack and, of course, her violin.
Once back in the UK Ray attended Keele University studying Music and Psychology where her final dissertation tackled issues such as Immigration and Integration, making a documentary in order to combat widespread ideas and stereotypes in order to educate and explain reasons and ideas of discrimination. During this time at University Ray was part of the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserves (University of Birmingham Air Squadron) and the Keele University Women's Rugby Team where she travelled to Kenya to compete in the Safari Sevens and climbed Mt. Kenya for charity - whilst combatting Altitude Sickness, made it to the top in one piece... just.
After graduating from Keele University with a BSc 2:1 Ray worked as a headhunter in the Oil and Gas industry moving to London in 2009 and there, through meeting likeminded people, opened up to the idea of becoming a 'Pop' Violinist rather than a classical musician.
In January 2011 Ray took the brave leap of giving up her job as a Headhunter to become a musician and began working on a concept to bring DJ beats together with the Melodic tones of the Violin. Taking inspiration from Nuttin But Stringz, Ray began approaching various other artists and musicians in search of collaborations and inspiration.
It is since this revelation that Ray has begun working on bringing her Headhunting skills and musical abilities together to not only accumulate bookings for herself but provide a Booking Service for a variety of Internationally recognised artists, Globally.