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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6 2014
The Raynors – first siblings to release a full album of The Carpenters songs.
Brother and Sister, Wanda Ray Willis and Eldon Raynor Jr, Sing the Carpenters Music on New Album with Legendary Producer, HB Barnum of “Shoestring Productions.”
Sibling duo The Raynors are set to launch their first album “The Raynors Sing the Music of The Carpenters.” The Album will be launched on 23 May 2014 at Fresh TV, their birthplace on the Island of Bermuda at a series of events around the Bermuda Day Parade on 26 May 2014 .They will be on float #9. The USA launch is set to be in June and will be announced shortly.
The Raynors are a soulful duo forming harmonies reminiscent of The Carpenters. Siblings, Wanda Ray Willis and Eldon Raynor Jr are both accomplished singers in their own right. Wanda Ray Willis is also a successful songwriter, actress and scriptwriter. She describes the project. “From the moment we started the album with HB Barnum’s lead, it felt like something magical was about to happen. The atmosphere was effervescent!” The Raynors album was recorded and completed in Los Angeles California in April 2014. It features HB Barnum’s music, orchestral, lead and background vocal arrangements and a solid rhythm track of musicians who take you on an easy listening, pop yet soulful journey featuring the music of the Carpenters.The Raynors are the first siblings to release a full album of The Carpenters songs.
The track list also consists of well-known classics 1 .We’ve Only Just Begun.2. (They Long to Be) Close to You. 3. Ticket to Ride.4. I Won’t Last a Day Without You. 5. Yesterday Once More. 6. Rainy Days and Mondays. 7. Stay With Me 8. Goodbye to Love. 9. Superstar 10.There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over the World). “Stay With Me” is a self-penned song by Wanda Ray Willis.
Credits: The Raynors Sing the Music of the Carpenters Pub-Irvin Music Inc. Written by – Roger Nichols & Paul Williams.
Album Credits: MUSICIANS: Piano – Herman Jackson Bass – Ricky Taylor. Guitar – Matthew Dahlgren (guitar solos) Drums – Laval Belle. Vocals – Wanda Ray Willis: Track 1-4, 6-8, 10. Eldon Raynor Jr: Track 1-2, 4-5, 9 -10.Stay With Me original song by Wanda Ray Willis. BACKGROUND VOCALS: Erica Johnson, Cydney Davis, Jewel Thompkins, Lenona Walton, Monica Polk, Rayna Nettlesbey, Stephanie Selai, Wanda Ray Willis. VOCALS & BACKGROUND VOCALS – No Sound Studios, MIXED, MASTERED & BKGRD VOCALS – Private Island Trax. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CONTRACTOR: Wanda Ray Willis. PRODUCER.H.B. Barnum. INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS: H.B Barnum. Rhythm tracks recorded at – Lair Studios.
The first music video for lead song is “We’ve Only Just Begun,” and “Ticket to Ride” are available on to view on their website and on You Tube. “Rainy Days and Mondays” due to be released soon. The Raynors Sing the Music of The Carpenters is available in CD format and Digital Download from CDBaby.com and major digital download stores.
Media packs and press kits are available on request.