JAID

JAID

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JAID is a unique blend of Rock/Pop that blends electric guitars, nylon string acoustics, and piano to create what is unmistakably JAID. "Band of the Year"-Billboard Live, "Song of the Year"-KKSR, "Best Live Act"-KISS JAID has won critical and radio praise since 2004!!! Over 100,000 EP's sold.

Biography

Singer-Songwriter Jarrett Wendt began his music career in Denver, CO. While writing and rerecording, Jarrett put together a group of highly talented local musicians. What formed was a collective powerhouse known simply as JAID. JAID quickly found themselves playing sold-out shows all over town highlighted with performances at the famed Soiled Dove. JAID then sent a demo tape to Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) in Los Angeles whereupon Maurice instantly took a liking to the young talent. JAID went to LA to record the four song EP "Make No Mistake", at Maurice's Magnet Vision Studio. Playing alongside JAID in the studio, were studio legends Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa to name but a few) and Rafael Padilla (Shakira, Chris Isaak, Sade).

"Make No Mistake" went on to sell an incredible 21,000 copies (without iTunes), while JAID was performing at LA's top venues (Whisky-a-go-go, The Viper Room, The Roxy, The Troubadour, The Key Club, and at The Grove of Anaheim). JAID's live performances are nothing short of incredible, as local reviews called JAID "mind-blowing" and a "unmistakable talent." JAID was also selected as LA's "Best New Band" by Billboard Live Magazine. "I have seen the future of music, and the future is JAID"-Kat Whaller, Billboard Live.

JAID recorded and released "Blinded" which was picked up by an unheard of 137 Top 40 radio stations across the US. "Blinded" received 40+ spins a week on over 75 stations! The success of "Blinded" catapulted JAID into the national conscience. "Best New Band"-KZFN (Id), "Band of the Year"-KKSR(Mn). And while Jarrett had been playing and writing music his whole life, he never thought that he would be embarking on what would become a life of connecting with people musically, "This journey has been more than I could have dreamed, the musician's I have played with, the people I have met, and the fans that have responded to something that I wrote...all of it has been amazing".

In May of 2006, JAID was asked to be a part of Rehearsals.com, which is a new cutting edge website developed to bring the fans into the rehearsal studio with their favorite artists. JAID has been selected as an "Emerging Artist" and will be featured on Rehearsals.com in July 2006. JAID are currently working on their major label debut album. "Making connections with new fans is what I'm about, I love music, and if I can be a small part of what someone love's about music, I have succeeded" - Jarrett Wendt

2007 has been a good year so far for JAID. JAID is currently wrote and is recording the title track for the motion picture, "Not for Sale" (March Release) produced and directed by Robert Marcarelli. The film also features JAID's song "Calling All Angels." JAID is also performing at the upcoming "Concert to end Salvery" HYPERLINK "http://www.concerttoendslavery.com" www.concerttoendslavery.com. "Not for Sale" will also be the OFFICIAL song for the organization. If that's not enough, JAID is working on new music with critically acclaimed producer Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Maroon 5, Mary J Blige, Macy Gray, Nelly Furtado).

Lyrics

Blinded

Written By: JAID

From a daylight dream to a woken scream, it's a long way back. Just a token ride, a glimpse inside it would seem. Where we dance all night, never fight, I was graceful babe. But I've been downward bound, I think upside down, lost the light of day.

And I Blinded by this world
I took the long way back to you girl
I said Blinded by this world
I'm coming hard, coming fast for you girl

There's a gentle side, a wrong proven right, can you take me there? Where the moon lights the way and the darkness fades away. We were younger then, I think bolder when the storm came in. And you laid me down, I can taste the sound, all I want is this.

Chorus (Repeat)

Discography

"Make No Mistake" EP
"JAID"- EP
"Blinded"- Single (167 Top 40 Radio Station Rotation Across USA) (75+ stations with 40+ spins a week)

Set List

10-12 Songs
1 Cover per show