Ray Vanderby

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Ray Vanderby

Raymond Henry Vanderby (born Reinder Hendrik Vanderby, 17 January 1953)[1] is an Australian keyboard player, musician and songwriter.[2] He formed the band 93-D and wrote the song Suspicious which reached the Top 50 on the Australian Music Report Singles Chart in 1991,[citation needed] formerly the Kent Music Report. Ray Vanderby is the former lead singer of Australian rock band Cosmic Nomads. He is also the founder and songwriter of Cosmic Nomads, which he formed in Sydney in 2003. The band released 4 progressive rock albums which achieved glaring international reviews. Vanderby also formed 4 piece stoner rock band Severed Demons in late 2011 who released his song Trelucabeth along with a music video which was voted "Video of the Week" on the ABC TV Rage program. The band was short lived due to personality clashes. Ray Vanderby's current and latest musical project is his 4 piece retro rock band Corrugated Iron.

Vanderby played keyboards for Blackfeather, Stevie Wright, Marcia Hines, Jon English[3] Band of Light and Doug Parkinson. Vanderby was invited to be the in house session keyboard player for EMI Recording Studio in Castlereagh St. Sydney and worked alongside record producer G. Wayne Thomas and ex Abbey Road recording engineer Richard Lush. At EMI Studios he recorded jingles and played piano and keyboards on the Jon English Hollywood Seven album, Shona Laing's 2nd album Shooting Stars and Moog Synthesizer on the Crystal Voyager surfing movie soundtrack.

Vanderby has recorded a total of 17 albums of various genres including blues, jazz, progressive rock, alternative rock and new-age music all of which are stored at the NFSA.[4]

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  • Band of light
  • Blackfeather


  1. "Ray Vanderby". Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. "Ray Vanderby - Songs - AllMusic". AllMusic.
  3. "Jon English". Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  4. "Ray Vanderby Media:"FILM"". Retrieved 29 November 2011.

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