Sharay Reed is a bassist, writer and entrepreneur from Chicago, Illinois. He is a proficient player on the upright, electric, and synth bass, reads music fluently, and is a writer, arranger, and producer. Sharay has performed in the bands of Patti LaBelle, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams,
R. Kelly, CeCe Winans, Boys II Men, Ramsey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, and Chaka Khan to name a few.
Sharay Reed graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, where he earned both a Bachelor's Degree in Music and a Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in Composition. He currently teaches, plays bass with keyboardist Cory Henry, and does freelance bass playing and recording for a wide variety of artists and projects.
Sharay plays a Fodera bass, and he endorses Gallien Krueger Amplifiers/Speakers and Evostraps.