Fayray

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Fayray
Birth name Minako Ōhashi
大橋 美奈子 (Ōhashi Minako)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop, rock, jazz, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, producer
Years active 1998–2009
Labels Antinos Records (1998-2001)
Avex Trax (2001-2003)
R and C (2004–present)
Website www.fayray.net

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 spent some of her childhood in the United States and speaks English.

Biography[edit]

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, Fayray opted to take more creative control over her music and began writing and composing her own music. 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.[1][2] The duo's debut album, FSG, was released May 12, 2015.[3]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Fayray discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knust, Alex. "The Present". Sideways Ponytails. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "DJ Rashad collaborators The Present ready juke-flavored LP, share the seductive ‘U Showed Me’". Fact. April 14, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Present releases debut album ‘FSG’". Northern Transmissions. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 

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