Ray Goold ( Double Bass )
Ray was born in Wiltshire.
He began playing classical music in the local Youth Orchestra in Weston-Super-Mare, but it was not until he went to Bristol University that he became interested in jazz. It was there that he met up with another soon-to-become famous jazz musician, Frank Brooker, and together they began to concentrate on New Orleans style jazz.
Ray has been professional musician for many years and has toured USA with Butch Thomson and is well known on the European festival circuit. He has worked and continues to work with a number of bands including The London Ragtime Orchestra, the Anglo-American All Stars with Barry Martyn, Cuff Billet, and the Solent City Jazz Band.
Ray’s accurate and driving bass playing helps provide the Excelsior Vintage Jazz Band with a sympathetic yet driving rhythm section.