Ray is a jazz musician who has been influenced by many of the great trumpeters of the genre. 

He has played for well known artists such as Dr John, Mica Paris, Beverly Knight, Scott Matthews and Delirious frontman Martin Smith. 

He was the trumpet soloist on the Grammy nominated CD ‘Burning Lights’, on the track ‘God’s Great Dance Floor’, by US Grammy winner Chris Tomlin. This album topped the US Billboard 200 charts. The follow on album ‘Passion; Let the Future Begin’ (also featuring Ray’s solo), reached the US Billboard 200, number 4.

Ray’s own band, ‘The Ray Butcher Band’ has made appearances on comedies ‘Very Important People’ and ‘The Morgana Show’ (Channel 4). Ray also had extensive coverage on BBC1’s period drama ‘Landgirls’.