Raining Jane

Raining Jane

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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Raining Jane is an independent, nationally-touring eclectic-indie-pop band from Los Angeles. They've toured with Sara Bareilles and co-written with Jason Mraz. In 2011, Raining Jane released their fourth album, "The Good Match."

Biography

Raining Jane's career has taken many turns over the past 10+ years, but throughout the journey the band has remained independent and committed to making music together. Growing beyond their UCLA-music-scene roots, Raining Jane established a name for themselves by touring the U.S. relentlessly for six years (2004-2009), performing over 120 shows annually, all independently booked. During their "road years" Raining Jane played colleges, clubs, festivals, and opened for artists such as Sara Bareilles, Willy Porter, Guster and Rachel Yamagata. In the summer of 2011, Raining Jane supported Sara Bareilles on tour and they released their fourth album, "The Good Match."

The band's heavy college touring lead to a pivotal moment in 2007 when the band met Jason Mraz at a college festival they were both performing at. Unusual for a headlining artist to pay any attention to the opening band, Mraz watched Raining Jane's entire set from side of stage, and later told them he wanted to work together. Mraz wasn't kidding, and at that moment an incredible creative collaboration began which continues today. Since 2007, Raining Jane and Mraz have written and recorded demos for many songs. In 2008, one of those songs, "A Beautiful Mess," was released on Mraz's Grammy-nominated album "We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things."

In addition to their musical work as a band, Raining Jane is strives to make a difference in the world through various social justice causes. In 2010 members of Raining Jane founded Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls through music education. Raining Jane has also recently begun collaborating with music venue The Britt Pavilion to conduct songwriting and "rock band" workshops for high school students in Southern Oregon.

Discography

2011 "The Good Match"
2008 "Paper Nest" EP
2005 "Diamond Lane"
2001 "Raining Jane"