From the mountain streams down to the ocean, the waters are infested! Stingshark: mutant mix of rock, reggae, and soul; a new breed born out of the Phat Sidy Smokehouse's Phat Phamily. Led by long-time Phat Sidy guitarist Brian 'Stingshark' Ray, the group features top musicians from the Seattle club scene and a new sound that is elevating Northwest dance floors to a frenzy. Stingshark is Brian Ray's singing and song-writing overlaid on the Phat Sidy orchestration. His lyrics, both personal and real, joined with hard-hitting grooves create a sense of a lover's bite of passion. The Shark's roots in rock give the music an edgy, modern feel, while his love of funk, reggae, soul, and hip-hop shine through on virtually every track. The live show is a living, breathing beast of it's own. In addition to a slammin' horn section, punchy vocals, funky guitar work, keyboards, a hype man, and an unstoppable groove, Stingshark is a group of veteran performers who know how to get the party started. Ray has toured extensively with Phat Sidy Smokehouse for the past eight years sharing stages with such regional groups as Rubberneck, Maktub, Five Fingers of Funk, and the Super Sonic Soul Pimps, as well as national-scale names like Fishbone, Morris Day and the Time, Joe Higgs, Greggory Issacs, Eek-a- Mouse, Spearhead, The Roots, and Digital Underground. Stingshark is currently in the studio recording his second record. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water......... Stingshark!