|Birth name||Minako Ōhashi
大橋 美奈子 (Ōhashi Minako)
|Genres||Pop, rock, jazz, dance|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician, producer|
|Labels||Antinos Records (1998-2001)
Avex Trax (2001-2003)
R and C (2004–present)
Fayray (フェイレイ Feirei?), stylized as FAYRAY, is a female Japanese singer-songwriter. She made her debut in July 1998 with the single "Taiyō no Gravity". She grew up in the United States and speaks English.
During her childhood, she listened to American music from the 70s and 80s with her parents which had a big influence on her musical style. At age 4 she began playing classical piano.
Fayray and landed a recording contract with the now-defunct Antinos Records label.
After one album, Craving, produced by dance music producer Daisuke Asakura, Fayray opted to take full creative control over her music and began writing and composing her own music. She wrote the two b-sides of her fifth single, "Same Night, Same Face" before self-producing her next single, "My Eyes (Fayray song)|My Eyes", and all of her subsequent records. She had early commercial success resulting with 13 top 40 singles and 4 top10 albums on national charts.
In 2006, she traveled to New York in search of new ideas to create her ideal music. There she met avant-garde producer Dougie Bowne and produced two albums with him.
The singer has resumed performance under the name Mina Ohashi, performing as part of the duo The Present with Rusty Santos. The duo's debut album, FSG, was released May 12, 2015.
- Craving (1999)
- Ever After (2000)
- Genuine (2001)
- Shiroi Hana (2003)
- Hourglass (2004)
- Covers (2005)
- Hikari to Kage (2006)
- Nete mo Samete mo (2009)
- Knust, Alex. "The Present". Sideways Ponytails. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- "DJ Rashad collaborators The Present ready juke-flavored LP, share the seductive ‘U Showed Me’". Fact. April 14, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
- "The Present releases debut album ‘FSG’". Northern Transmissions. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015.