Basic Background Info

Birth: 1984
Location: Unknown
Band: The Bangkok Five, Hometown Hero, Fader, The Crave
Genres: Indie, Soul, Punk
Instruments: Drums, Percussion Instruments
Occupation: Musician


Ray Blanco hails from Thousand Oaks, California. Ray Blanco was the drummer for the band Hometown Hero. The band was a part of the 2000 and 2001 Vans Warped Tour.

Currently, Ray Blanco is the drummer for The Bangkok Five. The Bangkok Five self-released the 10 The Hard Way EP in the spring 2005, before releasing their full-length LP on Universal in March 2006.

Ray Blanco is also an executive producer with the production company Generator, where his experience in the music industry brings knowledgeable, inventive, and hip leadership to the company. Generator was the brain child of Ray Blanco and co-founder Derek Dale. As an underground alternative production company, they're dedicated to making potent videos for music groups of all rock genres, including punk, alternative, pop, hardcore, and metal.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
2002 Hometown Hero Hometown Hero
2006 Who's Gonna Take Us Alive? Bangkok Five


  • According to Ray's MySpace blog, he intended to commit suicide on or around August 2, 2007. Fortunately, his life turned around shortly afterwards, and he decided to eat french toast instead.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Rocket Shell Drums
Cymbals: Zildjian
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Remo
Sticks: Pro-Mark

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