Raya Yarbrough is an American singer and songwriter whose musical style is an eclectic mix of folk and jazz. She has lived and worked in Los Angeles for her entire life, and after successful live performances, released her debut album Raya Yarbrough. She is also known as the main female vocalist for Bear McCreary on Rest Stop and Battlestar Galactica. They married in summer 2010.
Raya Yarbrough demonstrates:
- Cover Version: Par for the course for a jazz musician, Raya intersperses her originals with takes on standards by Duke Ellington, Clifford Brown, Johnny Mercer, and Queen. Her Christmas album adds Joni Mitchell's "River".
- Ominous Latin Chanting: Toward the end of "Assault on the Colony."
- One-Woman Wail: Most evident on "Lords of Kobol." DAMN.
- Romance on the Set: Met Bear before working on Galactica, but they got engaged and married during the production.
- Self-Titled Album