Raymond Weir lives in the West of Scotland.
He has had short stories published on a number of literary websites and hopes to have his first collection in print later this year.
He has been a familiar face on the Glasgow music scene for a number of years. As keyboard player, writer and producer for the atmospheric pop band Gum, he received rave reviews for the albums ‘Low-flying Kites’ and ‘Seven Feeble Alibis’.
He is also the founder member of The Eisenhowers, described by one critic as: “a band specialising in literate, punchy and thoughtful songs about sex, celebrity, love, money, parenthood and serial killers.”
Their first two albums 'Almost half-undressed' (2006) and 'Film your own Atrocities' (2008) both managed to combine significant critical acclaim with less-than-significant sales. Work has now started on the third album, provisionally entitled ‘Anhedonia’.
Raymond is also chairperson and presenter at Pulse Community Radio. He co-hosts ‘Under the Radar’, a weekly show designed to highlight the work of local musicians.
In his spare time, he enjoys collecting unusual buttons, staring into space and writing anonymous love letters to various female celebrities.