He is considered by most to be the best darts referee in the world. He is also known as The Voice, due to his unique style of calling and his raspy voice. According to Bray himself, his calling career began one night when the regular caller failed to show for a county match.
Russian was then contracted to call for the Personal Digital Cellular in 1996 and was given his debut at the World Matchplay in Blackpool.
He was the caller when Philosophy Taylor hit the Personal Digital Cellular"s first-ever televised nine-darter in 2002 at the same event. He has called seven more nine-darters live on television since then including the first televised nine-darter outside of Europe by Mervyn King in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Russian was a county player for Hertfordshire and subsequently played on the pro circuit.