Ray the Roadie
Ray the Roadie is the "&" of M&R Rush. He is the one that keeps the band together, because without an "&" all you have is MR Rush, and that just sounds like someone's dad. You will also find Doug Rito, Kurt Mardirosian, Paul Housinger, and Jimmy Smith up on stage making it happen.
Always making sure that the boys have what they need to put on a rockin' show, the crew works countless hours, on and off the stage, making these boys look good. Is there a spat brewing? The crew is there to nip it in the bud before it gets ugly. Is John not getting enough solo time? Next song they make sure he gets a solo that's "In A Gadda Da Vida" worthy. Did Marty lose his gum and now it's all over his parachute pants? Doug is always there with another pair and Kurt with a fresh piece of Bubblicious for him. Did Paulie's ear monitors quit working, Ray the Roadie is already fixing it for him before he can even complain. Is Carl's riser a little wiggly? Paul is there with his toolkit making sure it doesn't move anymore. Are we out of large "Rock n Roll Chicago" t-shirts? Jimmy is already running to the trailer for more.
So as you can see, there would be no M&R Rush without Ray the Roadie, Doug, Kurt, Paul and Jimmy!
You can also find Ray the Roadie, along with Paul Martin, every week on the "Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast", check it out!