E.J. Ray Acoustic Music
Becky Ray Costigan – Lead Vocals
Becky began her singing career as a young girl growing up in Tyrone, Pennsylvannia, just South of State College. She has performed across the musical spectrum including rock, “Classic Music” bands, and Christian rock at several churches. She is presently vocalist at Christ’s Church in Guilderland. Here she and her musical partners guide the services with musical leadership. In E.J Ray she leads the group with stunning vocals, small percussion and is a master at blending sweet harmonies into so many songs. And her versatility is amazing. Becky works as a property management financial administrator for a local property management company
Edward (Ned) Costigan – Guitars & Vocals
Ned began playing guitar back in the early 60’s as a teenager and was in several bands including college level groups, playing Cream, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and CCR to name only a few. Growing up in Delmar, N.Y. he played until college and marriage in the mid 1970’s. Life’s responsibilities kept him away from music for a long time, but in 2003 he reclaimed his guitar and composer skills. He has played in several bands with other “Baby Boomers” doing classic rock, often in support of local fund raisers including the Epilepsy Foundation and the Center for the Disability Services. Ned is still active with his career in engineering and facilities management, but what he loves to do is play music. He also remains involved in the volunteer fire service with the Elsmere Fire Department, where he served as Chief, and as Chief, responded to the World Trade Center disaster of September 11, 2001. He plays both 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar.
Becky and Ned have played together for almost a decade with full bands, and as a trio and a duet.
All have contributed to the support of many fund raising events for local community organizations. Their combined style and musical ability now presents a diverse selection of acoustic music that can be tailored for any event.
Reasonable Rates-Mature Professional Style – Fun