Mantarays include: Toliver Goering on electric Bass. Dodd Johnson on Drums. Barry Cooper on Trumpet and Flugel horn. Tim Kehl on Keys and Michael Whitmore on classical and electric guitar. Mantarays have an eclectic background including bossanova, jazz, indie and funk. They came together to play standards for Delilah but have accomplished much more together standards
Delilah Pearl was conceived in 2012 for Fruitstock on Vashon Island. Searching for anonymity, vocalist Christine Goering created the character to mask her performance anxiety. After 4 years of performing with The Mantarays on Vashon Island and various venues around Puget Sound, including going on 2 year residency at the famed Sorrento hotel, she no longer needs to hide behind the name but has built a following surrounding the vintage essence and couture. Don’t forget the powerhouse vocals behind that velvet smoky sound, that probably had something to do with it too.