Aaron Ray lives in Ottawa, Ontario. As a 6 year old, Aaron was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome; an Autism Spectrum Disorder characterized by, amongst other things, intense interests and repetitive behavior. This has given him a unique perspective on life and a passion for music. A multi-instrumentalist, with a particular affinity for guitar, bass, drums and vocals, Aaron has been writing songs for the past 4 years.
Aaron began performing music on stage as a 13 year old, playing gigs with his father at local pubs and bars in Gananoque, where he grew up. As an integral part of this two-man show, Aaron developed his guitar-playing and vocal abilities on a wide-ranging set list, and he determined early on to have a career in music.
Aaron loves taking his music to the streets, literally. For his day job Aaron is a busker in Ottawa's Byward Market, and can often be found there entertaining passers-by. Since he began busking, Aaron has learned that there's real satisfaction in going out there and working his butt off, keeping his heart on his sleeve and singing his guts out. For Aaron, busking is his job, but he is one of the lucky few who loves his work, and it shows.