Jacobus Frederik Jersich, also known as Ray Dylan is a musician from Odendaalsrus,a small town in South Africa.Dylan is a singer in South Africa and most of his songs is in his native language, Afrikaans, but some is in English. In fact, his debut album was called "New Kid in Town." Ray was born on August 15, 1978 in a small town in South Africa and grew up in the North West area of the country.Dylan kicked off his career by performing in clubs and bars, he performed with fellow South African stars in South Africa. Dylan sings a lot of ballads, and incorporates electric guitar into most of his hits
“The singer I am referring to is Ray Dylan. He sings mostly in his mother tongue, Afrikaans. His real name is Jacobus Frederik Jersich. I read that he is known as ‘Jaco’ to his family and ‘Jakes’
to his friends. I have also noticed in the media that some fans address him as 'Raytjie,' a diminutive form of Ray.
Ray was born on August 15.1978, on the first anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, in Odendaalsrus, South Africa. He currently resides in Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng in South Africa.
Ray Dylan, Born on the Anniversary of the Death of Elvis, Developes a Fascination with the King
Recently, a local news magazine ran an article about Ray Dylan and featured him on the cover. I thought he looked a bit like Elvis Presley, and when I read that Ray has a near-obsession about Elvis and that he was born exactly one year after Elvis’s death, I started wondering about the possibility that he could be a reincarnation of Elvis.From that point onwards, every time this magazine had a feature on Ray Dylan, there was also an article on Elvis Presley elsewhere in the magazine—for example an article about a lady in England who has a very big collection of Elvis memorabilia. These synchronicities went on for some time. Then a popular Afrikaans TV show featured an interview with Ray Dylan–barely a week after Oprah Winfrey’s famous interview with Lisa-Marie Presley was broadcast on TV in South Africa.
I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the TV interview with Ray. He is very charming and has an endearing personality. He is also a very, very talented singer and guitar player (apparently Ray has 41 guitars at home). He produces music too.There seem to be many parallels between Ray’s and Elvis’s lives. Ray struggled at school and did not enjoy it very much. All that he wanted to do was to work in the music industry. Ray lost his beloved father a few years ago. It took him a long time to get over this loss. He became a close friend of one of his late father’s old friends.This friend had a young daughter. By the time she turned 16, Ray was already in love with her. She felt the same. They started going out. As she was so young, Ray kept their relationship hidden from the public. When she turned 18, they eventually went public about their romance.