"Wows hometown crowd..."
-The Intelligencer, Entertainment Writer
"heralded for her eclectic and original musical style... Guitar aficianado brings ecclectic sound to Battersea"- Kyra Pearson, Kingston This Week
"well regarded for her lyrical genius..."
"Rayne's background is primarily in jazz, but she has become as well regarded for her lyrical genius as much for her playing and songcraft. She is a regular on the touring circuit both as a solo performer and as a member of her band, The Rayne Makers."-Jim Barber, in2magazines
"... both raw and brilliant... some gems are best left unpolished,"
- John McLaughlin, The Vancouver Province.
"... that evoke deep feelings"
"Jenica paints perfect pictures with her words that evoke deep feelings spoken from her soul to ours. A wonderful writer, with relaxed and humorous stage presence." -Linda Kidder, Musician
Jenica Rayne is a passionate songwriter, accomplished guitarist and seasoned performer. She is a storyteller who pulls her audience in with lyric driven songs that speak from the heart. She has released three critically acclaimed solo CD's: Hall of Memories (1999), Essential Elements(2005), and Live Rayne (2007), and now, a new CD with Calamity Janes Band (2013). Her forthcoming solo CD produced in collaboration with Simon Kendall will be released in 2014. Jenica is a graduate of Vancouver Island University's jazz music program and regularly tours across Canada as a solo artist and with her bands: Calamity Janes and Jenica and The RayneMakers. Jenica's live performance runs the emotional gamut, from the rueful, upbeat silliness of Call It What You Like, to the haunting sparseness of Blues Skies Dreaming. Her talented players complement her poetic and resonant musical style.
Lynne Hansen (Bass)