RAJA RAYES

Singer / Saxophonist / Piano & Keyboard Player

* Proud Semi-Finalist of  "The Voice Senior"  Middle East

* Live Performer Extraordinaire

* Musical Maestro  

40 years of music in a few sentences. 

Raja is a multidisciplinary performer from Lebanon based in Istanbul, Turkey. If you’re a fan of authenticity and legendary performers such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Charles Aznavour, Kenny Rogers & Ray Charles and similar venerable artists, then Raja’s voice along with his sensational notes on his saxophone creates the right mood for you.

 

His four-decade-experience in live performances around the world allows Raja to smoothly blend in with the audience and carry them away into realms of entertainment enhanced by his unique and humorous personality on the stage.

 

Raja has also made valuable contributions to the music world by being among the pioneers in Arabic/Occidental fusion music through his work in producing albums such as the famous ‘Tarabish 1 & 2’, ‘Feyrouziat’ and many more. He has also orchestrated for renowned artists such as Asala & Sherihan.

Raja's style is highly eclectic and spans many generations. His musical selection includes ​Jazz, Blues, Golden, Oldies, Classic Ballads, Latino, Country, Dance, and many more. Raja sings in multiple languages including 

English, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, Portuguese, and  Arabic.

His setlist includes hundreds of hits like:

 

  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra

  • New York New York - Frank Sinatra 

  • My way - Frank Sinatra

  • Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

  • Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong

  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

  • Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles 

  • Summertime - Blues rendition

  • Still got the blues - Gary Moore

  • Ain’t no sunshine - Bill Withers

  • Feeling  Good - Michael Buble

  • Everything - Michael Buble

  • That’s Amore - Dean Martin

  • And I love her - The Beatles

  • Let it be - The Beatles

  • Yesterday - The Beatles

  • Hey Jude - The Beatles

  • Autumn Leaves - Bossa Nova Version

  • Can’t help falling in love with you - Elvis Presley 

  • Always on my mind - Elvis Presley

  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

  • Heaven - Brian Adams

  • Girl from Ipaneema - Antonio Carlos Jobim

  • Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John

  • Hotel California - The Eagles

  • L.O.V.E - Swing

  • Englisman in New York - Sting

  • Smooth - Santana

  • Unchain my Heart - Joe Cocker

  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

  • Piano Man - Billy Joel 

And countless more! Click here for the full setlist!

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