World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

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]


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.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.