Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does Vilray have a record for sale?

Yes! His album 'Slow Boat' is available on Bandcamp. More recordings are in the works, so please join the mailing list if you would like to stay informed about their release.


Is his music on Spotify, Apple Music or other streaming services?

No. For now, Vilray is only selling his recorded work through Bandcamp. This article addresses the reasons why.


Where can I see Vilray play live?

Vilray mostly performs at a variety of small venues in the Northeast, but he's on the lookout for opportunities to bring the music he loves to audiences of all sizes all over the world! For bookings or to suggest a local venue in your area, please send an email to vilray@gmail.com. To see a list of upcoming shows, visit the Events page.

portrait of Duke Ellington

portrait of Duke Ellington

 

How do I learn how to play this kind of music?

Schedule a lesson! Either in person if you're in the NYC area or over Skype. Write to vilray@gmail.com.

Vilray transcribes and arranges these songs from available recordings. On his Patreon page, donors are rewarded for their support in the following ways:

  • with handwritten chord charts (lead sheets) for the videos posted weekly to his YouTube channel.
  • with opportunities to request videos and lead sheets.
self portrait

self portrait

 

Does he write original music too?

Yes. Vilray studied Jazz Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He is a versatile composer and lyricist who has written for film and theatre in addition to all that he writes for his own projects. He is available for commissions of all kinds. Please write to vilray@gmail.com


Does he play weddings? Will he write a song for my wedding??

Yes and yes! Vilray has contributed in memorable ways to special events near and far. He's serenaded wedding proposals, receptions, first-dances, and composed custom songs for weddings and other occasions. He would love to do the same for you. With inquiries, write to vilray@gmail.com

portrait of Lotte Lenya

portrait of Lotte Lenya


Wait...did he draw all of these?

Vilray's other great love is drawing. He takes portrait commissions too. You can see more of his work on Instagram by following @vilray.

portrait of Count Basie

portrait of Count Basie