Jaye Drew and a Moving Train

Jaye Drew and a Moving Train

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Jaye Drew and a Moving Train have proved themselves appropriately named with the momentum they have gained in their short time together. Fusing old-school funk, R&B and soul with cutting edge hip-hop and electronic influences, they are making a name for themselves wherever they are heard.

Biography

Jaye Drew is a veteran songwriter and vocalist from the Portland area. She has drawn comparisons to Fiona Apple, Lauren Hill and Dionne Warwick to name a few, and has garnered praise by some of the best in the business. Jaye is backed up by the Moving Train band, a handpicked group of some of Maine’s top music professionals, who are collectively versed in a number of styles including hip hop, rock, funk, blues, jazz, reggae and latin music. The result is a show like no other, incorporating a mix of unique and soulful originals, stylish covers and high-energy rearrangements of old favorites. Moving Train’s professionalism combined with its fun-loving approach to music guarantees to bring a crowd to its feet and put a smile on every face.

Since forming in July of 2006, Jaye and Co. have been busy rehearsing and writing music. They have completed there first full-length studio album, due to be released in late 2008. The album features New York City producer Mark Zuppe who has worked with artist such a Alicia Key's and Aerosmith. The album also features the very talented keyboardist Matt Fogg. Jaye and Co. have already established a large fan-base thanks primarily to word-of-mouth advertising and myspace, where they have amassed a large following.

As the buzz spreads even farther and the album release nears the Moving Train continues to pick up speed. They pack the shows they play now and are moving full steam ahead. Jaye Drew and a Moving Train are currently booking through the summer and fall around Maine and New England and would like to add their high-energy show to your venue soon!

Recent accomplishments include:

Jaye Drew nominated for Best Female Vocalist in Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll 2008 (www.bestmusicpoll.com)
Took 1st Place in the 2007 Shawnee Peak/WCYY Rockin’ Up a Storm Local Music Showcase over several of Maine’s top bands
Original songs currently receiving airplay on WCLZ and WCYY, two of southern Maine’s top commercial radio stations

Discography

Singles (have recieved radio airplay on three top local radio station: 98.9 wclz, 102.9 wblm, and 93.9 wcyy)

Fallow Ground
Slave Driver
Trouble and Time

Currently releasing our first album do out this fall, produced by Mark Zuppe in New York City.

Set List

Jaye Drew can tailor a set list to any event. Our show's are upbeat and feature danceable songs. We have 1 hour or original material. and 5 hours of Cover material.

Covers Include:

Queen Bee – Taj Mahal
Here I am - UB40
Sitting In Limbo – Jimmy Cliff
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
Fell In Love With A Boy – Joss Stone
Take Your Mama Out – Scissor Sisters
Poison – Bel Biv Devoe
Never Gonna Get It – En Vogue
You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse
Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley
Miss You – The Rolling Stones
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughn
Love and Happiness – Al Green
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers
Use Me – Bill Withers
I Can’t Stand The Rain – Ann Peebles
It’s Too Late Baby – Carole King
Fever – Peggy Lee
Hold On – Sam & Dave
Stormy – Classics IV
The Letter – The Box Tops
I Get Lifted – George McRae
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Chain Of Fools- Aretha Franklin
California Love