Raymond S. Hinton is a product of Milwaukee’s under-rated diverse, fertile, underground community of artists, musicians, and songwriters. His distinct signature sound has enhanced significantly in the past few years. He has been performing in the Milwaukee scene for over a decade now. Born into a family of musicians, he began to play the guitar at the tender age of 12. He’s built up a solid foundation in this city, while developing his unique playing style with elements of classic R&B, blues, jazz, pop, rock, and hip-hop.
Raymond has serviced several bands and artists in the Milwaukee and Chicago area as well as a few well-known artists such as:
·Cash Money Recording Artist: Lil Wayne
·Geffen Recording Artist: Mary J. Blige
·Jive Recording Artist: Angie Stone
·Def Jam Recording Artist - 112
·Geffen Recording Artist: Avant
·Def Jam Recording Artist: Kelly Price
·Jive Recording Artist: Syleena Johnson
·Epic Recording Artist: Glenn Lewis
·Columbia Recording Artist: Michelle Williams (from group Destiny’s Child)
·Blackberry Recording Artist: The Williams Brothers
·Motown Recording Artist: Dave Hollister
In March of 2006, Raymond was appointed Music Director for Mary J. Blige. Currently, and when not touring, Raymond plays for various local artists. He currently tours with John Legend and Jill Scott as their staff guitarist and has recently launched his own band called "Sucka Punch."
…And the list doesn’t stop there! Raymond is a phenomenal drummer, bassist, songwriter, producer, and studio musician. He has unlimited talents and his unique sound will always keep you guessing…yet yearning for more.