Peter Banks claims "the only easy person we got was the bassist, Ray Bennett." In fact, it was a match made in music heaven with Ray & Peter playing together. They had met before, as Ray was friends with Bill Bruford who shared a flat with Peter back in their Yes days. Ray went on to become the bands most prolific songwriter, writing most of the bands material, especially on their last album, the concept piece Out Of Our Hands.
The Breed (w/Bill Bruford)
Angels & Ghosts
In his own write...
Ray Bennett sent me an e-mail with an update on what he's been up to after Flash.
"Since flash I've had many musical adventures, and landed in New York City about eight years ago. I now play guitar as my main instrument, though still playing bass. Mostly I front my own band as vocalist/guitarist, mixing songs with lots of instrumental stuff, also I've been a gun for hire, I've taught bass, owned a studio here in N.Y. and done some engineering, which came in handy working on my own album. All in all I've spent far more time recording than gigging in recent years, so expect to hear quite a lot from me in the future. That's the short story of the past twentywhatever years!!!"
Thanks for the update Ray!
More information available at his website: http://www.bennettmusic.com and his MySpace http://www.myspace.com/raybennettmusic.