Ray Holman

Ray HolmanRay Holman was born on the island of Trinidad in 1944.  He began playing pan as a young boy with the Invaders Steel drum Orchestra. 

After a few years, he started arranging for the band, and went on to arrange for bands such as Starlift, Pandemonium,  Exodus, Antillian All Stars, Carib Tokyo, and Phase II Pan Groove.

 As a teenager attending Queens Royal College, he was involved with the first attempts to use pan in a jazz setting.  He has original compositions released each year for the Trinidad Carnival season and is one of  the most respected arrangers of steel band music today.