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Ray Weston

 

Ray Weston

Ray Weston
Birth name Ray Weston
Born Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Genres Rock, hard rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Drums
Years active 1980s—present
Labels EMI, IRS
Associated acts Wishbone Ash
Website Official website

Ray Weston is a Scottish drummer, most noted for his work with Wishbone Ash.[1]

Early career

Weston performed in numerous Scottish bands before moving to London in the 1980s, where he met Martin Turner. He established himself as a session musician, performing in the studio with such artists as Bill Wyman, Del Shannon and Cliff Richard. In fact he never played with the band but was part of Humania, keyboard player Billy Currie's side-project. In 1990 Weston once again met with Martin Turner who requested he replace Steve Upton.[2]

Wishbone Ash

Weston joined Wishbone Ash for the Strange Affair album and subsequent tour (of which the Live in Chicago album was made). On leaving in 1993, he continued work as a session player and joined the house bands for Viva Cabaret, The Jack Dee Show, The Paul Merton Show and An Audience with... Freddie Starr. He rejoined Wishbone Ash in 1998, and recorded the Bare Bones, Bona Fide and Clan Destiny albums before leaving once again in 2007.[2]

References

Ultravox keyboard player Billy Currie did in fact tour with the name Ultravox with Ray Weston on drums before he decided on the side projest Humania. Weston toured with Iron butterfly on there 2010 European tour taking in 12 countries. The same year saw him producing Chris Amodeo's new album Homo Luminous.

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