Singer Ray Goren performs live in the Coyote BallroomLos Angeles-based performer answers questions about music
Singing one of his original songs, singer Ray Goren comes for a live performance. During 7th period, students watched Goren’s live one-man performance in the ballroom. “My father bought this guitar for my birthday and I’ve been playing the guitar since I was eight and a half,” Goren said. Photo Credit: Grinesa Bajrami
Showcasing his self-written music, singer Ray Goren performed four original songs and held a Q&A with students in the ballroom during 7th period.
“My biggest inspiration for music has got to be relationships and life, so anything that happens to me is inspirational,” Goren said. “Whether it’s a song like ‘Family Visits’ where I had family drama, I wrote something about that. ‘Traffic’ is just a stereotypical love song. ‘Space’ is a stereotypical break up song. Anything in life can be used and translated into a song.”
“I didn’t know who we were going to see; however, I was very intrigued by the way Ray created his music so simplistically,” junior Kaery Martinez-Marin said. “After the performance, I looked at some of his other songs and I enjoyed them. Overall, the experience allowed me to see the type of music that can be created with mixers.”
Students spent 30 minutes on the Q&A and were allowed to meet Goren afterwards.
“I had a blast at the performance,” junior Sirre Taal said. “I enjoyed Ray’s whole vibe and thought he was a really good singer. It’s interesting to see someone young working in the music industry because it shows that teens can make it in the industry. It was a good eye opener in life and the real world.”