Born in Puerto Rico, Ray Viera is a new salsa star impacting the salsa industry real fast. Viera has been influenced by many great "soneros" such as Hector Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Chamaco Ramirez and Marvin Santiago. Collectively, these artists have inspired Ray to pursue in their footsteps, combining their musical influences into his own vocal style and taste.
Ray Viera, calm, intelligent and well studied in the art of salsa, brings you "the old school" of salsa music. In the process, he has toured many of the Latin venues throughout the United States, Mexico, South America and Europe. While striving to realize his dreams, he has continually performed with intense passion and emotion. Many have considered Ray as one of the new generation of "Soneros" who can blend the traditional style of singing with the flexibility of a crooner and the progressive modern sounds. ~ Music of Puerto Rico