Ray Acevedo born December 21, 1971, is a Pop music singer/Actor/Visual Artist.
In 1985, Ray joined the internationally famous Puerto Rican boy band Menudo during the band’s “golden era.” Over the course of his time in Menudo, Ray became one of the most powerful voices to have been a part of this famous band, singing such hits as “En San Juan me Enamore ,” “Pañuelo Blanco Americano,” and “It’s You and Me All The Way,” which became a massive international hit.
Along with his fellow Menudo members, Ray also starred in the Argentina soap opera, “Por Siempre Amigos,” which provided him with a background in acting and extensive experience in front of the camera as well. The soap opera aired in 1987, and ran for 100 episodes. It was a mix of drama, romance and humor. Having become an idol in Latin America, the world over, and a favorite among Menudo fans, Acevedo’s departure from the group was followed closely by the international media. He left on August 2, 1988, a few months short of his seventeenth birthday. He announced on a local television show that he planned to move to the United States.
He has since harnessed invaluable international experience to develop an impressive professional portfolio, ranging from off-Broadway productions in New York City to sophisticated songwriting and beyond with cross-culture appeal.
In 1999, co-writers Ray and Aurelio Laing III met – the two combined their collective talents and began writing lyrics and music for themselves ultimately creating Afterworld Records. During the winter of 2000, a San Antonio recording studio became the breeding ground for their first album, “Amor Oculto” (“Hidden Love”), which was released in 2001. In 2005, the two collaborated again on yet another successful project – an alternative English release of his Age of Anxiety album.
In 2007, Ray decided to return to his roots and do a special project for his fans with other former members of Menudo. The group performed a series of very successful shows around Brazil and Latin America; they called themselves Menudo La Reunion.
Two engaging, guitar driven pop songs “Addictive Love” and “La Vi En Paris” were recently released, along with music videos. They were well received by his fans domestically and abroad.
Returning to the stage, he will debut in an upcoming play “Noches De Vellonera”, a musical/comedy performance, in Central Florida.
Just as he is talented in music and acting, Ray is a skilled and accomplished Visual Artist as well. A second passion, with an eye for intriguing captivating charcoal drawings and oil paintings, his art stems from a deep seeded intuition and was further enriched by attending a visual art school in New York. Through years of patience and perseverance, Ray’s strength, determination and personal growth have become the springboard of his illustrious career.
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ON KROLL CALL:
June 19, 2015 – Ray Acevedo discusses his new music, videos and projects!