Raining Jane is an independent, eclectic rock-folk band based in Los Angeles. Mai Bloomfield, Becky Gebhardt, Chaska Potter and Mona Tavakoli joined forces in 1999 and soon developed a loyal fan base out of UCLAs music scene.
After spending the next four years gigging in California, recording an album and finishing college, Raining Jane made its first venture outside the golden state. Now the foursome spends months at a time touring all over the U.
S. and opening for artists such as Vanessa Carlton, Guster, Reel Big Fish, Citizen Cope and Maktub. In 2005, Raining Jane self-released their second studio album Diamond Lane, recorded at The Village Recorder in Santa Monica, with Grammy-award winner Mark Johnson and Robin Moxey.
Also in 2005, Raining Jane garnered a full endorsement from Fender. While Raining Janes music is rooted in rock and folk, songs are further shaped by funk, hip-hop and world music influences. Each member contributes to songwriting and song crafting.
Starting with a foundation in acoustic and electric guitars, drums and bass, Raining Jane strives to expand their sound beyond what is expected. This means swapping instruments and incorporating the cello, cajon, sitar and rapping.
All band members are well versed in more than one instrument, but what seals the deal on the trademark Raining Jane sound is their unique, chill-inducing three-part harmonies. Live shows bring out the best of the music and personalities of Raining Jane, with a dynamic stage presence and all-or-nothing delivery.
They are known for their exuberance, sincerity and musical deftness, and for putting on a show that will make audiences think, feel and laugh. Guiding Raining Janes journey is a passion for music and desire to make a positive difference in the world, one song at a time.
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