Eddie Rayner (born Anthony Edward Charles Rayner on 19 November 1952), is a New Zealand musician who spent twelve years as a keyboardist in the band Split Enz. He has also played in the groups Orb, Space Waltz, Crowded House, The Makers and 801. Recently he has acted as Musical Director for television show New Zealand Idol, and participated in reunions of Split Enz and Space Waltz. He is currently a member of the 1960s cover band The Con-Rays.

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  • Eddie Rayner (born Anthony Edward Charles Rayner on 19 November 1952), is a New Zealand musician who spent twelve years as a keyboardist in the band Split Enz. He has also played in the groups Orb, Space Waltz, Crowded House, The Makers and 801. Rayner has released two solo albums. The first, Horse, was an instrumental offering released in 1995, recorded entirely at Rayner's home studio in Melbourne, Australia. The second was entitled Play it Straight, a play on a Philip Judd Split Enz song called Play it Strange that was a particular favourite of Rayner's during the mid- to late-1970s. The song never made an album, but was played live when Judd rejoined the band in 1977. Play it Straight consisted of re-arranged and re-recorded versions of material gleaned from other New Zealand composers. Rayner's keyboard talents were a notable part of the Split Enz sound. Paul McCartney caught one of their shows in 1979 and became a fan of the band, eventually inviting Rayner to play keyboards on his sixth solo album, Press to Play, which was released in 1986. Rayner has also produced material for many artists including Models, Margaret Urlich, Maggot Smith, and The Exponents, as well as two Enzso recordings with Split Enz members, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. During the late 1990s Eddie Rayner decided to take the Split Enz songs to an orchestral setting. This sparked the idea for the Enzso project. Along with his synth, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, some Newland Singers and some of his old mates from Split Enz, he created orchestral versions for Split Enz songs. The project ended between late 1999 and early 2000. Recently he has acted as Musical Director for television show New Zealand Idol, and participated in reunions of Split Enz and Space Waltz. He is currently a member of the 1960s cover band The Con-Rays. (en)
  • Eddie Rayner (Wellington, Nova Zelândia, 19 de novembro de 1952) é um músico neozelandês que tocou nas bandas Split Enz, Crowded House, The Makers e 801 entre outras. Rayner também lançou dois álbuns solo. O primeiro, Horse, foi um trabalho instrumental lançado em 1995 e gravado inteiramente no estúdio que fica na casa do músico na cidade de Melbourne, na Austrália. O segundo álbum solo foi chamado Play it Straight. Atualmente, Rayner tem atuado como diretor musical do New Zealand Idol, versão neozelandesa de Idols, e participa das reuniões do grupo Split Enz. (pt)
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  • Eddie Rayner (Wellington, Nova Zelândia, 19 de novembro de 1952) é um músico neozelandês que tocou nas bandas Split Enz, Crowded House, The Makers e 801 entre outras. Rayner também lançou dois álbuns solo. O primeiro, Horse, foi um trabalho instrumental lançado em 1995 e gravado inteiramente no estúdio que fica na casa do músico na cidade de Melbourne, na Austrália. O segundo álbum solo foi chamado Play it Straight. Atualmente, Rayner tem atuado como diretor musical do New Zealand Idol, versão neozelandesa de Idols, e participa das reuniões do grupo Split Enz. (pt)
  • Eddie Rayner (born Anthony Edward Charles Rayner on 19 November 1952), is a New Zealand musician who spent twelve years as a keyboardist in the band Split Enz. He has also played in the groups Orb, Space Waltz, Crowded House, The Makers and 801. Recently he has acted as Musical Director for television show New Zealand Idol, and participated in reunions of Split Enz and Space Waltz. He is currently a member of the 1960s cover band The Con-Rays. (en)
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