Singer Song Writer Ray (Beshara) Watts
Died February 12, 2000. (organ failure)
Ray "Beshara" Watts (26 January 1957 – 12 February 2000) was a singer and songwriter born on the island of Guadeloupe and who lived in Birmingham, England.
He was also the lead singer, principal songwriter and a core-founding member of the British reggae band Beshara.
Watts began his solo career in the early 1990s and worked with many different record producers.
During that time, he travelled to America and worked with the Inner City record producer, Kevin Saunderson.
These recordings are yet to be released. He also performed guitar on the Inner City single "Till We Meet Again (Reese in Rio Mix)".
Watts then featured on the recordings "Gotta Be a Change" and "United We Stand" with Pato Banton whilst supporting or sharing the stage with artists such as Pato Banton, China Black, CJ Lewis and Adeva.
As part of Beshara, Watts had success in the UK reggae charts and supported many artists, whilst making several television appearances.