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Welcome to the RV Band!!!

Born in Chicago, Raymond Victor is a 20-year resident of the Bay Area. Music was part of his life growing up, as his father was a guitar player and his mother a singer and dancer. Raymond started playing piano at the age of 5 and hasn’t stopped since. He worked as a studio musician in Los Angeles for 10 years and was a staff writer for CBS. Raymond recorded with Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Womack, Larry Graham and The BG. He has performed with Bobby “Blue” Bland, Big Momma Thornton, Elvin Bishop, Kathi McDonald, and Luther Tucker, and has opened for Buddy Miles, Canned Heat, Lou Rawls, Garth Brooks, Buddy Guy and Edgar Winter.

With 6 CDs to his credit, Raymond’s latest effort is “Living with the Blues”. The hit single from this latest CD, “Spirit of the Blues” was picked up by a syndicated blues show with a listenership of over 6,000,000.
Raymond’s CD “Spirit of the Blues” won the Just Plain Folks Blues CD of the Year Award. His’s song “Work Work” won the JPF Blues Song of the Year Award, and his recording of "Finger Lickin' Blues" was nominated by JPF for Blues CD of the Year.
 
Raymond is accompanied by Diane Dutra on bass. Her credit includes Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin and Luther Tucker, amongst others.

Marcus David is their well- traveled drummer.  He spent 15 years in California touring & recording with the likes of Clover (w/Huey Lewis), Albert King, Nick Gravenites and guitar legend John Cipollina. Marcus has also played gigs with Sunnyland Slim, Magic Slim, and was in the house band at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago.
 
 
Please go to the AUDIO or VIDEO page for a sample of our sound.

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The RV Band

 Keys  &  Vocal: Raymond Victor
 Drums:          Marcus David
 Bass & Vocal:   Diane Dutra
 Guitar:         Gary Anthony