Jamie Rae

Jamie Rae

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

"I know right now it seems like you'll never win
You feel like giving in
I hope somehow you'll still believe…"
"Believe" ~ Jamie Rae

400 dollars. She left Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with 400 dollars, a guitar and a single suitcase, intent on carving her name into the New York City music scene. Through the struggles of following a dream, Jamie Rae cultivated her passion for songwriting and has since found herself performing on stages such as Piano's of the Lower East Side, all the way up to the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. A chameleon behind the guitar, she sings whatever passion moves her, the way the music speaks to her--whether it's reflective of a lazy summer afternoon, sitting in the shade with a tall glass of lemonade, or combining a folk melody with a tribal beat, demanding you bob your head. "Conflict in life and love makes for great music," says Jamie, and her songs reflect a myriad of ups and downs through both, illuminating the most difficult relationships with specific imagery and a sound that illustrates intense emotion. A feeling that may last a single, fleeting moment becomes the core of a song and pulses through each lilt of her voice. Her lyrically driven music, inspired by a wide exposure to various genres, creates a unique sound that consistently forges the connection between audience member and performer. Each song is crafted to reflect a specific moment in time and leaves you with a sense of familiarity.

For Jamie, though, music is more than just a way to express universal experiences and emotions. She finds great pride in taking her music to benefits and fundraisers to help support worthy causes. The time she devotes to enriching the lives of others is something that drives her and fills the well of her creativity. After her initial run with the USO of Metropolitan New York, Jamie still remains a member of the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. "Working with the USO and singing for our veterans has been such a life changing experience for me. As a performer it's one way that I can give back and show my appreciation," said Jamie about her time spent with The United Service Organizations.

Jamie's current release, "September Skies," has been a creative journey not only aided by influence of her experiences, but also from those around her. Family, friends, mentors, and occasionally complete strangers have recognized her drive and talent, and with their support, she has released what she calls the, "first project that reflects [her] entirely." She went on to say that, "just about every person involved is so important to me and I really think that shines through every single aspect of this project." When asked what was so different about this CD, Jamie quipped, "I've worked on many projects in the past that left me feeling anxious and unsure. This is the first time I really feel honestly represented. This CD is a true labor of love." With such a pure sound and genuine voice, there's no question that her fans will recognize the passion and unyielding determination that went into crafting her work. Anyone who ever swam against the current to put their stake in business, art, or life itself, will see a glimpse of themselves in Jamie Rae's music and appreciate the diligence of her spirit.

"It's been a long time since I knew where I belong
I took a journey to find my soul
And found the courage to carry on
I was lost, but now I know that fate is on my side…"
"Any Other Way" ~Jamie Rae

Lyrics

Never

Written By: Jamie Rae

NEVER -Jamie Rae

HOW DID YOU DO IT
IVE GOTTA KNOW
HOW DID YOU GET SO, GET SO
UNDERNEITH MY SKIN
BECAUSE I DONT RECALL EVER LETTING YOU IN

I WAS MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS KEEPING TO MYSELF
I NEVER ASKED FOR NOTHING AND I SURELY DIDNT SEE YOU COMING
I DIDNT SEE THIS COMING, OH NO NO
THERE WERE SO MANY TIMES I COULDVE, MAYBE SHOULDVE
BUT NOW THAT I WANNA FOLLOW THROUGH IM ONLY LEFT ALONE AND CRYING
SO WHATS THE USE IN TRYINGTHATS WHY I

I NEVER TRIED TO KNOW YOU, I JUST DO
I NEVER WANTED TO SHOW YOU, I JUST DO
AND IF I SEEM TO WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEAVE WHEN IM AROUND YOU
ITS JUST I KNOW YOU, KNOW YOU, KNOW YOUKNOW ME

SO WHYD YOU DO IT
IF ALL ALONG YOU KNEW, YOU KNEW, YOU KNEW , YOU KNEW
THAT YOU COULDNT SEE ME THROUGH
THAT I COULD NEVER HAVE THE BEST, THE BEST OF YOU

DO I REALLY LOOK THE TYPE OF GIRL WHOS INCENCIRE
WHO WOULDNT CARE, CAUSE REALLY I DONT THINK I COME ACROSS THAT EASY
IS THAT THE WAY YOU SEE ME, OH NO NO
IM JUST SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING THATS REAL, SOMETHING TO FEEL
THAT I CAN PUT MY ARMS AROUND AND NEVER QUESTION WHY ITS MINE
BUT THATS SO HARD TO FINDTHATS WHY I

I NEVER TRIED TO KNOW YOU, I JUST DO
I NEVER WANTED TO SHOW YOU, I JUST DO
AND IF I SEEM TO WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEAVE WHEN IM AROUND YOU
ITS JUST I KNOW YOU, KNOW YOU, KNOW YOU
KNOW ME
KNOW ME
OH NOSO WOULD YOU DO IT OVER AGAIN
KNOWING I WANT SO MUCH MORE IN THE END

I NEVER WANTED TO KNOW YOU, BUT I JUST DO
I NEVER WANTED TO SHOW YOU, BUT I JUST DO
AND IF I SEEM TO WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEAVE WHEN IM AROUND YOU
ITS JUST I KNOW YOU, I KNOW YOU, I KNOW YOU, YOU

I NEVER WANTED TO KNOW YOU, BUT I JUST DO
I NEVER WANTED TO SHOW YOU, BUT I JUST DO
AND IF I SEEM TO WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEAVE WHEN IM AROUND YOU
ITS JUST I KNOW YOU, I KNOW YOU, I KNOW YOU KNOW ME

WHYS THAT SO HARD FOR YOU TO SEE




Discography

Jamie Rae "September Skies" 2006