Ray Mehlbaum

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Ray Mehlbaum
Birth name Raymond Michael Mehlbaum
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Origin United States
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1980s–present

Ray Mehlbaum is an American Drummer and currently the drummer for Killing Bees.

Early life[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Mehlbaum was given his first drum set at age 9 as a gift from his uncle. He studied with Chuck Flores, Carmine Appice and Ed Shaughnessy


Mehlbaum has recorded and or performed with a variety of artists including Automatic 7,[1][2] Robby Krieger (Doors), Mato Nanji, Indigenous (band), Trever Keith (Face to Face), Tony Franklin,[3] Rhett Forrester (Riot), Spencer Davis, Michael White & The White, Killroy, Dave King (Flogging Molly) and Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion)


  • Automatic 7, BYO Records (1995)
  • Beggar's Life, Vagrant Records (2000)
  • At Funeral Speed, Mental Records (2007)[4]
  • Killing Bees, Guano loco/Loose Fang (2008)


  1. ^ "Automatic 7 - Biography". LetsSingIt. May 6, 2007. 
  2. ^ Schild, Matt (August 31, 2000). "The Bad Luck Club". Westword. 
  3. ^ Epstein, Dmitry M. (September 2000). "Interview with Tony Franklin". Let It Rock. 
  4. ^ "Automatic 7". Mental Records. Archived from the original on 2011-11-04.