Raymond Haika-Solomon grew up in Mokau in the Bay of Islands.
His family was very musical, and at the age of 14 Ray joined the family band. Music is a big part of his family life. Ray's family has inherited music in their blood also.
Ray has been on stage with many big named entertainers over the years. His dream came true in year 2000 when he released his first album "My Turn".
He had been encouraged to do this by Dennis Marsh and now he has made 14 albums.
Ray is busy with his One Man Band for all occasions and he also does Guest Artist Spots, and Music Festivals around New Zealand. Ray says he loves to share his "God given gift, my voice" and he describes himself as "The Entertainer Who Sings From The Heart".