The Producer | Musical Director | Bassist

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame "The Drifters 2023" Live Bass Performance

The Musical Director & Bassist (Six Strings @ Work)

While building a strong business ethic and educational foundation for his life, he still managed to make time to discover his gift as a Bassist and Musical Director. Ray's Musical Director/Bassist gift started in ministry over two decades ago, from humble beginnings working in smaller ministries up to his  last opportunity with the mega church, Crossroad Church, in Casa Grande, Arizona.

He has been blessed with opportunities to play bass and serve as Musical Director for major Grammy Award-winning artists such as Shekinah Glory Ministries, Vicki Winans, Lisa McClendon and Brandon Howard  to name a few. He was also blessed to play for Grammy Award winning artist CeCe Winans, early in his career. 

In 2023, he received the opportunity from Les Paul Roque, to play bass for The Drifters, the First African American group inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  He has also been blessed to play behind artists such as Tamia, Teresa Griffin, Rick Heil from Sonic Flood,  New Fire Worship, and many more. His gifts and talents have afforded him the opportunity to tour throughout the United States and abroad in Japan with DJE , performing Bass Guitar and Musical Director duties.  

Today, Ray Love is proud to partner with AC Caswell (retired Oakland Raider) to become the Million Dollar Mingle (MDM) Musical Director & Bassist.  This journey started in 2021 and today has resulted in New Groove Entertainment being the  Superbowl Performance Entertainment for these MDM events: Arizona (Feb 2023) and Las Vegas (Feb 2024) in which both destinations is where the Superbowl actually took place that year.  Ray Love truly appreciates the continued support from AC Caswell and the Million Dollar Mingle Team.  

The Producer, Musical Director &  Recording Bassist

Ray's NUMBER ONE GOAL, as the Producer, is to make the artist's dream come TRUE; to totally embrace the direction and vision of their project and put the proper support team in place to make it happen, according to the client's budget. 

Ray had the opportunity to complete a couple of full CD projects.  “It's Floria” was his first Praise & Worship Project he completed in 2017 as a Producer/MD/Bassist. Please hear and read more about it on the Production Page of this site.    

On his second CD project, he was also Producer/Recording Bassist/MD.  Groove Tantra R&B Soul, spiced with Latin Energy, featuring the AMAZING Loran Cox on Trumpet/Flugel Horn, was completed in 2020.  This project is guaranteed to make you GROOVE!  Please visit the Production Page to see and read more about Groove Tantra.

In 2023, Ray performed live bass with Jeffrey Wardlow on his latest project “The Last Days”,  which was recorded at the historic Roberts Temple COGIC in Chicago, IL. You can also find Ray's sound, on all major musical platforms, with recording artists Keyan Williams & TUSP, as well as Lyn Richardson.  

If you are interested in having your recording project completed, please submit your request via our “Contact Us” page and let's get you scheduled for a free consultation. Ray Love and his dynamic production team is sure to get your vision executed.

Entertainment Director, Booking Agent & Management

Ray has been booking and staffing some of the world's greatest talent, Arizona has to offer, through NGE for over a decade. He has built strong relationships and respect within the music community. The earned respect he has receieved he doesn't take lightly and is always trying to do the right thing for the team. Through that experience and expertise, in early 2023, he brought the renowned “Echos of the Platters”  Tribute Show to the Paramount Theather in Casa Grande, Az.  As a result, he soon became the Entertaiment Director for the Paramount Theather and partnered with Rickey and Mildred Robinson to bring a variety of entertainment to the theater.  The entertainment was broad and spread across many genres including Rock Bands, R/B Bands, Triubte Shows, Jazz Trios and Latin Quartets and Nonets.  The venue did more  new acts in 2023 than ever before and some were even pushed into 2024 because the volume was so excessive. Making relationships and getting it done is what Ray Love is all about in the music Industry. 

When not on stage or in the recording studio,  Ray is managing or can be seen in booking agent mode, as he continues to be the booking agent for NGE.

Ray Love has recently taken on a new partnership venture as the Musical Director/Bassist for  “The Evolution of Tina Turner Tribute”, driven by the dynamic Missy Smith. This production will be coming to a venue near you soon.  Stay tuned…….

If you are in need of a Bassist, Musical Director or Producer,  please don't hesitate to visit our “Contact Us” page and someone will get back to you within 48 hours. 


                 2023 Evolution Of Tina Turner Tribute                  Musical Director/ Bassist

Grammy Award Winning Lisa McClendon 2012 Performance Musical Director/ Bassist 

Shekinah Glory Ministries Tour 2013 Performance Bassist/ Musical Director

2013 Performance Recording  Artist    Teresa Griffin        Bassist/MD

 Producer/MD/Director/Bassist   2017 "It's Floria" Project

      Producer/Recording Bassist/ Musical Director             2020 Release Single & Album

                     Recording Live with Jeff Wardlow 2023                                "The Last Days" Project