Ray Shasho

Ray Shasho

The Publicity Works Agency
Marketing/pr, Host/presenter, Screenwriter, Voice Artist, Publisher, Researcher, Author, Unit Publicist and Press Agent

Sarasota, Florida

Member Since:
February 2012
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About Ray

Ray Shasho published his first novel entitled Check the Gs, a comical and awe-inspiring novel about growing up in the family business. Shasho subsequently released a second edition entitled, Wacky Shenanigans on F Street-Proud to be Politically-Incorrect in Washington D.C.
In 2010, Ray Shasho became a classic rock music journalist in St. Petersburg, Florida. It started out as a fun gig to help promote his book but something very extraordinary transformed. Shasho began covering concerts and music events around the Tampa Bay area and decided to take a crack at interviewing some of the rock music legends that he idolized all of his life.
Ray quickly became one of the top music journalists in the country. His column is read by thousands of music enthusiasts daily and Shasho’s in-depth interviews, album and concert reviews are featured on artist websites around the globe.
Currently, Ray is the director of The Publicity Works Agency, a public relations firm specializing in publicity plans for musicians and authors. Ray is also the host of The Ray Shasho Show on BBS Radio. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming music artists & authors. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.
Ray has completed his next book entitled … When Life Was All About The Music- ‘Over ‘100’ Intimate Conversations with the Legends That Set Us Free’ A release date has not yet been determined.
Contact Ray Shasho at 941-877-1552
Email at ray@publicityworksagency.com
Website www.publicityworksagency.com

Unique traits: Some of the notable 'Music Artists' Ray has interviewed and helped to promote include... Joe Lala (Blues Image.. Stephen Stills and Manassas.. The Bee Gees.. Firefall) Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds.. Renaissance) Eric Burdon (The Animals.. War) Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and the Raiders) Mark Volman (The Turtles.. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow.. Deep Purple) Gregg Rolie (Santana.. Journey) Mark Farner(Grand Funk Railroad) Dave Mason (Traffic) Jon Anderson (YES) Ronnie Montrose (Montrose.. Gamma) Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel.. Levin Torn White.. King Crimson) Billy Sherwood (YES.. Circa) Tommy James (Shondells) Stanley Sheldon (Tommy Bolin.. Peter Frampton) Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds) Todd Rundgren (Nazz.. Utopia) Pat Simmons ( The Doobie Brothers) Janet Robbins ( Ambient music artist/Daughter of Marty Robbins) Barry Winslow (The Royal Guardsmen) Norman Greenbaum (Spirit in the Sky) Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) Al Atkins (Judas Priest) Paul May (Atkins/May Project) Roger Fisher (Heart) Greg Lake (King Crimson, Emerson,Lake and Palmer) Nils Lofgren (Grin, Bruce Springsteen and the E street Band) Tommy Roe ("Sheila," "Sweet Pea," "Dizzy") Chris Stein (Blondie) Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)- Part 1 Henry McCullough (Joe Cocker & The Grease Band, Paul McCartney & Wings) Merrell Fankhauser (The Impacts, MU, Merrell And The Exiles, Fapardokly) Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash) Frank Marino (Mahogany Rush) Chris Squire (YES) Gary Puckett (The Union Gap) Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) Michael Des Barres (Silverhead.. Detective) Eric Johnson ("Cliffs of Dover") Colin Blunstone (The Zombies) Suzi Quatro ('Queen of Rock') Steve Hillage (Gong) Lou Gramm (Foreigner) Annie Haslam (Renaissance) Johnny Winter Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane.. Jefferson Starship) Peter Rivera (Original lead singer and drummer of Rare Earth) Jason Sawford (Australian Pink Floyd) Maria Muldaur Candice Night (Blackmore's Night) Tom Rush Gino Vannelli Jim "Dandy" Mangrum (Black Oak Arkansas) Phil Ehart (Kansas) Pete Best (The Beatles) Dr. John Billy J. Kramer (The Dakotas) John Kay (Steppenwolf) Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) Lita Ford (The Runaways) Robin Trower Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) Joey Molland (Badfinger) Marky Ramone (Dust.. Ramones) Mick Box (Uriah Heep) Jeff Berlin (Virtuoso bassist) Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) Gary Lewis (The Playboys) Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) Dave Davies (The Kinks) Mike Love (The Beach Boys) Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra) Burton Cummings (The Guess Who) Gary Wright (Spooky Tooth,"Dream Weaver") Melanie Roy Rogers (Virtuoso slide guitarist) Ted Nugent Corky Laing (Mountain.. West,Bruce & Laing.. 'Playing God') Cherie Currie (The Runaways) Roger Earl (Savoy Brown.. Foghat) John Mayall (The Bluesbreakers) Julian Lennon Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Steve Hackett (Genesis.. GTR) Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge.. Cactus.. Beck,Bogert & Appice.. Rod Stewart) Tony Joe White ("Polk Salad Annie," "Rainy Night in Georgia") Geoff Downes (The Buggles.. Asia.. YES) Petula Clark ("Downtown," "A Sign of the Times," "Don't Sleep in the Subway") Michael Pinder (The Moody Blues) Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) Wayne Swinny (Saliva) Judy Collins Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) -Part 2 Jack Bruce (Cream.. West Bruce & Laing.. Robin Trower.. Big Blues Band) Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band- "Blinded by the Light") Jann Klose (Pop singer & songwriter) Andy Summers (The Police.. Circa Zero) Dan McCafferty (Nazareth) Arthur Brown (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown) Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) Darryl Way (Curved Air) Don Wilson (The Ventures) Patrick Moraz (YES.. The Moody Blues) Jonathan Edwards ("Sunshine") Al Kooper (The Blues Project.. Blood,Sweat & Tears.. Bob Dylan.. Mike Bloomfield) Mary Sarah (Country music's newest shining star) Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein," "Free Ride") Keith Emerson (The Nice.. Emerson,Lake & Palmer) Jean-Luc Ponty (Frank Zappa.. Mahavishnu Orchestra.. Jon Anderson) Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive) Robin Trower-2014 Trini Lopez (“If I had a Hammer,” “Lemon Tree”) Barry Hay (Golden Earring) Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues) Nikki Lunden/Lora G. (Lunden Rein) Engelbert Humperdinck David Clayton-Thomas (Blood,Sweat and Tears) Dave Edmunds (Rockpile) Bruce Kulick (KISS,Grand Funk Railroad) Recent Radio Interviews: Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) Claudette King (The Bluz Queen, Daughter of B.B.King) Patrick Moraz (Keyboardist from YES/The Moody Blues) Kevin Godley (10 cc co-founder/drummer) Billy Sherwood (YES, Circa) John Payne (Asia) Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) Steve Hackett (Genesis) Geoff Tate (Queensryche) Tommy James (the Shondells) Corky Laing (MOUNTAIN) Vinnie Moore (Alice Cooper, UFO) Beth Hart (World-Renowned Singer & Songwriter) Magic Dick (J.Geils Band) & Shun Ng (International Music Sensation) Gary Lucas (Captain Beffheart) & Jann Klose Marky Ramone (Dust, Ramones) Kenny Aaronson (Dust, Stories, Bob Dylan, Rick Derringer, Joan Jett, New York Dolls,Yardbirds) Jon Anderson (YES, AndersonPonty Band) Jamie Glaser (AndersonPonty Band) Ewan Currie (The Sheepdogs) Miles Copeland III (Legendary Music Mogul) Ginger Gilmour (David Gilmour’s Ex Wife) Ray also helped promote Stanley & Barry Livingston (My Three Sons) Marty Ingels (American actor, comedian, theatrical agent) Suzi Quatro (Happy Days)

Education

  • Brown College: Mendota Heights (Mendota Heights, MN)

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