Ray Alex – Vocal RIP
Ray Alex was born in Huddinge Stockholm in 1963 as Reine Alexandersson. He started to gain interest in playing guitars at the age of 11. He later recorded his first record (single) at the age of 14. In 1979 when Ray was 16 years old, he teamed up with one of his best friends Tommy Mikk and his brother Rowland and formed Warreins which a year or two later changed its name to Neptune.
After the departure of Neptune, Ray played in various bands such as Glory (1988-89) West End (1989-90), and JAR which existed on and off between (1990-2005) Ray has always been an energetic song and lyrics writer and have written songs in many band constellations.
After Neptune’s reunion in late 2017, his will to write songs continued with no reduction of his “call”, but Ray wanted more than his body could handle and in January 2019 he had a fatal stroke which he, unfortunately, did not survive. It naturally came as a severe shock for the band as only a few days before they had almost recorded the vocals for their upcoming EP. This EP was supposed to be released in the fall of 2019. The band fulfilled Ray´s will and released it for Ray´s memory as: The last flight of The Rafven.