Dave Raynor has been in the business of music for a lifetime. He actually started his career as a guitar player in his own band. He continually wrote songs and developed his style “on the road”, learning everything there was to know about being a professional musician. By 1976, Dave got the bug to learn the process of writing and producing jingles. He got himself hired at the Music Source Studios in Seattle, and over the next several years wrote advertisements for Rainier Beer, Washington Mutual Savings, Alpac (Western Washington Pepsi Bottlers), and Nike. By 1983, a confident Dave was ready to launch his own company . . . Dave Raynor Productions. He used his creative and hard-earned production skills to turn out all kinds of media and advertising product both locally and nationally.
Never having lost his desire to perform, Dave jumped at the chance when Deniece (Let’s Hear It For The Boy) Williams asked him to become her Music Director. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1987, Dave juggled the “on the road” gig with a job at one of Hollywood’s top media production facilities . . . The LA Studios. While doing radio production for CBS, ABC, and NBC TV, as well as Disney & Warner Bros., Dave had the chance to work with such talents as Jimmy Stewart, Burgess Meredith, Richard Kiley Jr., Shirley MacLaine, and Demi Moore. CBS TV became Dave’s exclusive client at The LA Studios. While working in their promo department, Dave was responsible for writing copy, booking voice talent, and overseeing the entire production process on many advertisements. He was also the most requested recording engineer at The LA Studios. The “road” gig with Deniece Williams allowed Dave the ability to have his original material heard and recorded. He won a GRAMMY AWARD in 1987 for his effort. He also received a GRAMMY NOMINATION in 1988 for one of his songs that was recorded by Natalie Cole.
After a four year stay in California, Dave still missed life in the Northwest. So, taking the wealth of experiences in Hollywood with him, Dave returned to Washington in 1991, eager to bring quality production to the Seattle area. He teamed up with Triad Recording Studios in Redmond for a short time before once again establishing his own facility. For the past eight years, Dave has been writing and producing media spots of exceptional quality for a variety of clients . . . both old and new.
Dave’s latest venture is combining talents and equipment with friend and fellow composer, Ken Harrison. The new Skyline Studios includes both Dave Raynor Productions and Hollywood North Music. Under one roof, Dave and Ken have created a state-of-the-art facility that can provide every professional audio and music service imaginable!
In 2010 Dave moved to Branson MO to play guitar and lend vocal support for Bill (The Righteous Brothers) Medley for the 2010 season. While with Bill Medley at the Starlite Theater Dave also played guitar for The Texas Tenors. In the 2011 season Dave was hired to play guitar for Andy Williams at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. While at the Moon River Theater Dave also backed up the Lennon Sisters, The Osmond Brothers, and Tony Orlando.