Soul-pop artist, Michelle Raitzin, aka Michelle Ray, is known as a member of TEAM BLAKE SHELTON on NBC’s hit show “The Voice.” Appearing on the show’s fourth season, Michelle was selected from the ‘blind auditions’ as 1 in 60,000 contestants. In 2018 Michelle went on tour in Japan opening for prog rock band "Royal Hunt" with two sold out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka. She is excited to be the lead singer of pop/rock/soul band Veil Of Obscurity.
A singer-songwriter in Los Angeles, Michelle’s voice appears on Zoey 101, Barbie Diaries, Kidz Bop, MasterCard commercials, theme song for “The Littlest Light on the Christmas Tree” starring Jayne Seymour and much more. Her face has been seen on the cover of Good Times Magazine, Newsday and in Japanese BURRN Magazine. First Place Winner of WOR Radio’s ‘Shining Star’ contest, Michelle won a $10,000 prize for her alma mater Great Neck South. Michelle has worked with producers Bill Malina (Lady Gaga, Katy Perry) and Pro J (Christina Aguilera, Usher). She has been featured "Royal Hunt's" world tours and albums. Michelle is originally from Great Neck, New York. She briefly attended Berklee College of Music before TV roles brought her to Los Angeles. Michelle has a background in Musical Theater and is passionate about performing in musicals such as her role as The Witch in "Into the Woods." She has performed in “Alanis Morissette - The Album Project: Jagged Little Pill” (touring in LA and Phoenix) as well as the Los Angeles production of Green Day's American Idiot.
Recently, Michelle has worked alongside Grammy winner Ken Caillat and his team, writing and recording music for TV and film. Michelle co-wrote "Mother's Day" with Dan Lavery, manager of Joe Jonas’ pop band DNCE, which was placed in Gary Marshall's film, "Mother's Day." She continues to work with songwriters and producers when she is not working at William Morris Endeavor.