Ray Wilson is founder and initiator of the Foundation.
”When I was 19 I almost died in a car accident. I was really close to death, I lost a lot of blood then. If it hadn’t been for people who gave blood for me, I wouldn’t have talked to you right now… I think about life in this way: you cannot only take, you have to search for balance between what you take and what you give. And it doesn’t matter how much money you have, how rich you are or how poor you are. Everyone has some life debt but there is always a way to pay it back.” Excerpt of interview with Ray Wilson, Electoral Gazette.
Ray Wilson is aBritish musician, composer, and songwriter. He is probably best known as the lead singer of Genesis (after the resignation of Phil Collins in 1997). During his career Ray collaborated with such groups like Stiltskin, Scorpions, RPWL or Armin Van Burren. Ray Wilson is recently connected with Poland where he permanently lives because of personal reasons.
Ray Wilson became known as a musician in 1994 when he joined band STILTSKIN. Their debut single “Inside” was an immediate success, reaching number one in several European countries (Number 1 also in UK). In 1996 Ray was brought to the attention of the band GENESIS, and he was given the job of lead vocalist after the resignation of Phil Collins. In 1997 they recorded album “Calling All Stations” where one can find such singles as ”Congo” , ”Shipwrecked” or beautiful ballad created with Ray Wilson’s help ”Not about us”. After releasing the album the group started European Tour “Calling All Stations tour”.
Ray left then Genesis and went on to release a new album with his band “Cut” that mostly contained songs composed by him in 1995/96. In 2003 he released his first solo album titled “Change”. Most of the compositions on the record contained acoustic sounds. In 2004 his second solo album ” The Next Best Thing ” was released. Ray later also collaborated with such groups like Scorpions, RPWL or Dj Armin Van Buuren. In 2007 Ray returned with his group Stiltskin (completely new crew) and he released album “She”. His last solo album “Propaganda Man” came out in 2009 and had a very favourable review, according to most critics it was the best album in Ray Wilson’s career. In September 2011 Ray Wilson & STILTSKIN released their album “Unfulfillment”.
In 2013 Ray Wilson released his solo album Chasing Rainbows.
Ray Wilson’s page: www.raywilson.co.uk