Aurora Rays is an Italian singer, songwriter, musician and music teacher based in Birmingham, UK.
She has collaborated with several high profile musicians, including Mik (Italia's Got talent), Eliza G (The Voice of Italy), Andrew McClean (Mark Ronson, Grace Jones), Jonah Hitchens, The Panicles, Luca Colussi. As well as this, she’s also been hired by several companies, including American clothing company ‘Brooks Brothers’ and ‘Sisley’ to write music for their advertising teams.
Her first release of 2021 was entitled "Even when", a collaboration with singer-songwriter Mik.
Recent performance highlights have included Italia's Got Talent, BBC Radio, JazzInsieme Festival, Valdobbiadenejazz Festival, Four Seasons Festival, Gajajazz Festival, Sofar Sounds, Mr Wolfs Bristol, More than Jazz Festival, Session 58 London, Vinitaly, and Sun & Sounds Festival.
Auroras Debut Album, ‘I Live In My Own World’ was released on the 26th of November 2021 with Iola and Tank of Music.
In 2021 she played her debut album at SCENES - USA.
In 2021 single "No Matter What The People Say" has been added to the Spotify’s playlist Fresh Finds: UK & Ireland.
She's been collaborating with artists from USA, UK, France and Italy.
Currently she is doing a master in Jazz Music Performance with Glauco Venier, Alfonso Deidda, Sara Colman. In 2021 she got an unconditional offer to study at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire during her second and final year in master of music.
Bringing together musicians from across Italy, the UK and further afield, "I live in my own world" is a collection of songs inspired by events and memories from Aurora’s life so far, blending between genres and countries.
Recorded in early 2020, the album explores multiple themes, effortlessly floating across genres.
A lot of hard work went into this one. It's amazing! Well done.
Jennifer T. - student