About Ray

My name is Ray McCoy, and I have been singing professionally for approximately nine years. In reality, I  sang  most of my life intentionally in places where no one could hear me . When the calling and the purpose became greater than my desire to have solitude, I had no other choice than to reveal my overwhelming passion for singing. This has been best expressed and displayed through my “Luther Vandross Tribute Show”  when I sing many of his well known ballads  such as “So Amazing”, "Here and Now”, “A House Is Not A Home” and “Superstar” to name a few.  My current group consists of a seven piece band and two background singers who collectively have played with nationally renowned artists such as; Howard Hewitt and The Whispers, to name a few.

My motivation for performing is giving to charitable organizations. The net proceeds of my shows are earmarked for Cancer Research, Homelessness, Diabetes Research, Feed the Children, and Sickle Cell Anemia. These are some of my personal causes of endearment, among others.

Most notably, in 2010 we were celebrated as the “Event of the Year” by KBLX radio station for our performance at the Dunsmuir Mansion House in Oakland, California  . Also we were the lead act at the “Sundays In The Redwood” performance at Woodminster Amphitheater Oakland, California hosted Pete Escovedo, Goapele, The Oakland East Bay Symphony, Angie Stone, George Duke,  The Whispers, George Clinton and others.

Keep the love alive! Don't miss this exclusive evening of live entertainment.  Join us at the Black Repertory Group Theatre as we pay tribute to the love, life & legacy of WHITNEY HOUSTON and LUTHER VANDROSS performed by Dee Dee Simon and "The Amazing" Ray McCoy.

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The Best of Both Worlds

This is a first time performance together and a explosive event that combines two of the Bay Area's best tribute shows on one stage....in one night! With a salute to Luther Vandross performed by the amazing Ray McCoy and special tribute to the great Whitney Houston performed by 7 time Bay Area award winner & 2013 Steve Harvey Hoody Award sing-off winner, Dee Dee Simon. Sponsored by State Farm Insurance. This is a must see event that also accompanied by the "Best of the Bay" musicians performing together for the first time as well.

@ The Black Repertory Theater ~ Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Get your tickets EARLY!! (Strongly Suggested)


Doors open 5pm / Show time 6pm
Supported by the Mark Elliott of the A List Musiq Circle & Sparkle Entertainment.
~ Produced by Charles Boomer & Dee Dee Simon ~ 
For more info visit: deedeesimon.com. Lets get down with the best of both worlds.
Hope to see you there!