Citizen Jayne
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Citizen Jayne

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Dec
19
Citizen Jayne @ Pub 261

Pelham, Alabama, USA

Pelham, Alabama, USA

Dec
16
Citizen Jayne @ Gabriel's (Dirty Sanchez)

Hoover, Alabama, USA

Hoover, Alabama, USA

Dec
02
Citizen Jayne @ Gabriel's (Dirty Sanchez)

Hoover, Alabama, USA

Hoover, Alabama, USA

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http://nightlife.magiccityonline.com/reviewdisplay.asp?reviewid=28

Saturday, February 9, 2008 - Tipsy T's had a rocking party going on this weekend. Friday night with Tipsy's Signature Dance Party with DJ Graybush that packed the house but Saturday Night Citizen Jayne lit up the night with their hard drive rocking music.

Coming in late to the show around 1am, Citizen Jayne was partying the night away with some great solos from Curt Granger on the guitar and Frank Norred on the drums. The bar was packed with people all night long and the drinks were flowing. Citizen Jayne kicked it up til nearly 2am with their awesome music and high energy. It was a great show but we have to tell you... Citizen Jayne is a loud driving band. You better go workout if you plan to party all night with these guys! - Magic City Online


Saturday night's were made for bands like Citizen Jayne. Newly formed this year, the band consists of longtime music vets John McCollum (vocals), Curt Granger (guitar), Ed Isbell (bass guitar), and Frank Norred (drums).

I caught the band at their debut show at Pub 261 in Pelham. I was really expecting another "just stand there and play" cover band, but these guys took me completely by surprise. Any band that opens with a Stone Temple Pilots song is cool in my book. These guys have just enough swagger to keep my attention, yet they come across as friendly, not stuck up, sullen rock stars.

The rest of the night consisted of one great song after another - I knew EVERY song, and as the night went on, their choice of material just kept getting better (or just maybe the Coronas made it seem that way). I do know I had a great time!

After the show I hung around to meet the band, and they were all very accommodating and eager to talk. It seems they are genuinely excited about their new band, and told me they fully expect to take the band as far as they can - whether it's playing to new crowds all across the southeast every week, opening for major acts, and/or recording their own music.

I see great things in store for Citizen Jayne! Catch them as soon as you can - you WILL have fun!

Lisa Stensen
Birmingham Weekly
March 2007 - Birmingham Weekly


Discography

Big Rock Songs (demo) (2007)

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CITIZEN JAYNE BRINGS THE ROCK!

Citizen Jayne hails from Birmingham Alabama. The group was formed early in 2007 and has been gigging non-stop ever since. Guys and gals leave a Citizen Jayne show feeling great - a little worn out and tipsy maybe, but great. Searing, intense, and a ton of fun are just a few of the ways fans have described the band's music and shows.

Each member of Citizen Jayne has performed hundreds of shows, opened for various "big name acts," and played the circuit for many years, but what's really worth mentioning to the talent buyer is A) the band's professionalism, B) the way the band treats it's fans and industry contacts (with RESPECT), and C) the high-energy, crowd-engaging show the band delivers, whether it's for 10 or 1000 people, and DELIVER they do!

John McCollum is Citizen Jayne's lead vocalist. John is a fantastic singer and frontman, and has performed with numerous circuit bands, including Grind, FaceDown, and Tailgunner. During his career John has opened for the likes of Godsmack, Poison, Cinderella, Winger, and Faster Pussycat. John also lends his powerful voice to many of the area's top circuit bands on occasion (such as Four on the Floor, Fly-by Radio, None the Weiser), and is a favorite among local musicians. John welcomes the intimacy of a crowd, and loves to invoke crowd participation, often enticing crowds to sing along with him.

Curt Granger is Citizen Jayne's guitarist. Curt has an extensive history of recording and performing with established circuit bands, including Pyrate, Scream Sophie, and Traumatide - all which recorded and released full length CDs internationally and performed countless shows all across the southeast and midwest US. While with these bands Curt played dates with artists such as Atlanta Rhythm Section, 38 Special, Mr. Big, Molley Hatchet, Will and the Bushman, Damon Johnson, Sum 41, and Good Charlotte. Anyone who's seen and heard Curt play knows he plays with fire, conviction, and has a solid command of his instrument. He can also tell some of the best "road stories."

Ed Isbell is Citizen Jayne's bassist. Formerly with FaceDown and Even Steven, Ed is a "bass player's bassist" adding tasty, yet rock-solid parts to the foundation of the rhythm section. Ed's no stranger to the big stage, having performed shows with Poison, Cinderella, and Godsmack. Ed's been around and just about seen it all. He's by far one of the best rock bassists performing on the circuit today.

Frank Norred is Citizen Jayne's drummer. Formerly with Mothers Medicine, Even Steven, and The Candy Shines Band, Frank is a dedicated student of tempo and meter, with impeccable timing. Frank has performed on big stages with Godsmack, Poison, Cinderella, and Faster Pussycat. Frank serves up the grooves that make everyone want to dance. He'll also leave you in stitches with one of his jokes.

Citizen Jayne has their sites set on entertaining as many people as possible and bringing the "authentic, no-frills" rock to wherever they perform. Citizen Jayne is available to play club gigs, private functions, outdoor festivals, or any other event where an experienced, great sounding rock band is needed.