Born in East Chicago, Indiana, Raymond Roque grew up in a house of music. Hip Hop influences from his older brother, and latin/rock music from his father, who was a founding member of the Santana tribute band “Soundz of Santana”. At the age of 15, he began taking stage along side his father as their permanent drummer for the next several years. Aside from performing latin music from the 70s and 80s, Ray also plays with bands in the Metal genre. All his music influences are combined to give an open style of drumming to RICO.