Music for the conscious heart
Sunny Ray brings depth, passion and authenticity dripped in the sweet honey of truth and beauty. Her music draws from folk, roots, reggae, soul, and world music influences. The messages are a grounding of spiritual wisdom mixed with real life experiences. Sunny Ray is a strong willed and big hearted visionary with abundant creativity and belief. Her music is a catalyst for change and emotional healing. Be sure to listen to her latest album "Sentient Compass" and keep your ears open for upcoming releases. Love.
As an Artist, my vision is to connect with the hearts of my listeners. I believe that if my songs are pure and heart-felt then they will be a healing influence in peoples lives. As I grow, I take the journey though empowering all aspects of self. The feminine and divine, the Intuitive all-knowing. The masculine, action and focus. And an ever-growing sense of compassion for all of life. And the greatest journey of all, complete self love. A self love, that recognises our connections to all of life, is love for all of life.
To honour all my relations by sharing the gifts I am given and live with gratitude in abundance.
My vision for the world is that we may create a harmonious, conscious, sustainable and creative world. Where each being is valued and honoured, each working for the good of the whole. Where the abundance of the whole is supportive to all. Where our own personal development is an achievement, where emotional maturity prevails and communication is honest and transparent. Where we recognise our part in the greater Earth family.
A humanity who believes in its own future.
I will keep believing. Always.
Sunny Ray grew up on the west coast of Auckland, in the Waitakere ranges. She began her music career at the tender age of 14 when she curved her rebellious teenage path into a deep and meaningful passion for song writing and singing. At 16 she was gracing stages at festivals throughout New Zealand and sharing her unique, heart warming and quirky songs.
In 2009 Sunny traveled across Thailand and India sharing music as she went and writing tales of the Rajastani deserts.
In 2010 She completed a Certificate in Contemporary Music at Unitec Auckland.
In 2011 Sunny Recorded her first EP - Mindlessness.
In 2012 she joined a NZ tour with Matiu te Huki, then busked across Australia, returning to NZ to embark on a national tour with Annabelle Spiteri under the name "Sunny Ray and the Summer Fae"
In 2013 Sunny left for Europe, performing and busking her way across 13 countries,
In late 2014 she returned to reunite with her family.
In 2015 Sunny made another national NZ tour named Free Falling, accompanied by Jasper Hawkins.
In 2016 Sunny Ray record her second Album "Of Womb and Will" She Then relocated to Cairns, Australia, to enjoy the inspiration of the tropics.
In 2017 Sunny toured New Zealand accompanied by the lovely Catterina Tilby (BV) and Jay Jackson (Percussion) They played at Evolve Festival, Luminate festival and Music in the Parks. Sunny then begun working on a children's album about unicorns and earth-love.
2017 also called Sunny Ray to North America to witness the total Solar Eclipse. She performed on the One Nation Earth stage during the Eclipse festival in Oregon, and other locations. She spent time participating in Native American ceremonies and gathering messages and wisdom from the elders to transform into musical medicine.
2018 Sunny Ray made a tour of the Tablelands in Far North Queensland and performed an impressive Australian festival line-up including Cairns Eco Fiesta, Kuranda Roots Festival, Sprout Festival, Coalescence Festival, Townsville cultural Festival, Tablelands Folk Festival, Tropical Bloom and Nunyarra cultural festival.
2019 Sunny Ray completed a national tour of NZ and Performed in Australia, Europe and USA.
on the 13th December Sunny Ray is releasing a remixed version of her track 'Messenger' to be followed up by the release of her new Album 'Sentient Compass' early 2020.
2020 was full line up of festivals in NZ from January to April.
2021 Sunny Ray is now back in Cairns, where she has been creating music mentorship opportunities for young singer/songwriters.