How can I help YOU?
Through my creative skills.
Through my communication.
From songwriting, soundtracks, poetry and artistic performance, through to public speaking, acting and even personalised songwriting, poetry and artwork.
I can convey YOUR feelings and ideas WITH YOU and FOR you.
Ray Coates is a singer and songwriter, poet, public speaker and an actor. He is also a throat cancer survivor of over 10 years! He is passionate about creativity and using this as a means to help himself and others cope with mental health. Collaboration is key to Ray. Inclusivity is the only option in his book.
Ray has made the move from local theatre into the professional world of acting and as a versatile method actor, has played several varying roles. From the character of blind seer Tiresias in the Bertolt Brecht interpretation of Sophocles Greek Tragedy ‘Antigone’, to a completely different direction, portraying the character of a cockney gangland criminal ‘Craven’ in the black comedy ‘So Bad’, performed at the 2018 Clapham Fringe. Most recently, he has participated in a new project with Warwick University graduates & The London Film School, in the upcoming short film ‘AJAR’. In ‘AJAR’ Ray plays the sensitive lead character ‘Tony’ who has been burgled and is coming to terms with this mentally and emotionally. He has also filmed a completely different short film ‘Caterpillar’ with Hatfield University graduates, playing the part of tough guy boyfriend ‘Jason’.
Ray has been a singer songwriter for over 30years and released a charity single on i-tunes, and accompanying video on YouTube to raise awareness and funds for research into throat cancer https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktre19g2Ce4
Additionally, Ray is now using his song for ‘The Voice Within Project’. This is a project to connect people from diverse backgrounds by means of ONE song and ONE voice. This project has led Ray to come into contact with people globally, including Charles Mattocks (executive producer and creator of upcoming TV shows ‘Reversed’ & ‘8 days’). The award winning film maker, and best selling author, Charles, has asked Ray to write, sing and record a song for his programme ‘Reversed’ inspired by Charles own diagnosis of diabetes.
Ray has been involved in several book to film projects, including writing soundtracks. He is also an experienced public speaker.