Ray Hargreaves, a.k.a. raybobindustries

Q1) When and how did you first find Joy Electric?
I first heard Joy Electric about 4 years ago when my mother had purchased the "Moms Like Us Too" BEC Compilation Album for a Christmas present. "Sugar Rush", "The Girl From Rosewood Lane (remix)", and "Electric Car," were the three songs listed. I thought it was kind of neat. I really liked it. So I purchased "ChristianSONGS" half a year later. I didn't care for that album very much, it all sounded the same......

Q2) Previous to JoyE, what did you listen to?
Well, before Joy Electric - I was a pretty big fan of dcTalk. Once they apparently "took a break" for solo opportunities, my interest drifted quickly. I liked (and still do like) Alternative Rock. Ooh, and I'm a big fan of good Techno. Not Trance.

Q3) How has JoyE influenced your musical tastes?
I do a little song-writing myself, so It seems almost impossible not to put in things that sound like Joy Electric. I also find simple melodies and songs more attractive now as well.

Q4) How has JoyE influenced your life?
I can't say it has influenced my life, although it has made me want to pursue a career in something similar. Dreams, my friend. Only in dreams......

Q5) Which JoyE albums do you own?
I own every Joy Electric album listed in the discography.

Q6) In your opinion, what is the best JoyE album, and why?
I believe "The White Songbook" is the best Joy Electric album. The complex assortment of interlocking sounds does it for me. The lyrics are deep and intense, and the very differnet styles of songs are a nice touch.

Q7) In your opinion, what is the best JoyE song, and why?
To me, the newer version of "Electric Car" is the greatest Joy Electric song. It holds everything in it that's great to Joy Electric, and the melody is wonderful. Good drums and bass, good pace, singing, synth solo, and the simpleness that makes it great.

Q8) Have you seen Ronnie perform live? What did you think of the show?
I've seen Ronnie perform twice now, and once more on Saturday. The first show was a blast because there was just a huge mosh of people dancing and jumping and breaking glow sticks, and singing along. The second show was okay, to a smaller crowd, not many were fans so the enviornment wasn't as pleasing as the first.

Q9) Have you ever talked to Ronnie before? What did you think of him?
I have talked to Ronnie a few times and he seems like a very nice man. He's not cooked up in himself like what can sometimes happen to people in the industry. It was very nice to meet him and I appreciate what he does even more because of who he is.

Q10) Tell me your favorite Ronnie anecdote
The Good Will Not Be Cloned......

Q11) What makes JoyE such a great band, to you?
Originality, Unique sound, Never giving up, Morals, Attitude, and Love.

Q12) What kind of music do you listen to, besides JoyE?
I'm fans of U2, Deliriou5?, Audio Adrenaline, Superchic[k], Paul Oakenfold, Prodigy, and I like the music from the game "Jet Grind Radio".