Jane Carrey Band
Jane Carrey Band
Hammond organs wail, trumpets cry into the night, guitars jangle or burst in air. The Jane Carrey Band formed not long after Jane met drummer Terry Goldberg and bassist Ian Sloane at the highly selective Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, Calif., which Jane attended for its jazz program. Terry still also plays in a jazz band, and he says his interests extend to rock, reggae, and even electronic music, depending on what show he's seen this month. Adds Ian: "I bring a funky, jazzy kind of vibe to the band that everybody else feeds off of." Lead guitarist Daniel Sahagun officially joined the group earlier this year, after he and Jane had bonded over an acoustic duet cover of an obscure Chris Cornell song, "Preaching the End of the World," which Cornell wrote in tribute to the late Jeff Buckley. As the name suggests, the Jane Carrey Band is a band in the old-school sense, not a singer/songwriter project. "One thing Jane and I were adamant about in the beginning was really being able to write together and developing material as a band," Daniel recalls.
"It's amazing what a different dynamic can come up when you're actually bouncing ideas off of each other." Still, most of the Jane Carrey Band's songs so far are Jane's. They can be as ethereal as Buckley, as sultry-smart as Fiona Apple, or as cool, smoky, and retro as Norah Jones. They can also be funky-- someone tell Stevie Wonder to check out the soulful strut of "City Lights." Bonus acoustic track "Oh Lover," recorded alone at home in front of a computer, is as intimate as Canadian indie singer/songwriter Feist. The songs reflect Jane's conviction that she has to be able to explore even the darkest topics, the most complex chords, and still be able to bring joy to the listener. "I have heard the calling of the wise/ Telling me the skies are where my head should be," she sings on "Simple Beauty," as close as the album comes to a mission statement. "There's crazy shit that happens in this life and in this world," Jane confides.
"No matter what you're going through, you will always end up coming out the other side of it." Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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