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JAMAICA-NEW ORLEANS-DANCE RIDDIMS

ABOUT YBB

Yogoman hails from the planet Yog, where its inhabitants create ridiculous, quirky, and uninhibited dance moves on the regular. Yogoman landed in the Pacific Northwest finding a willing human vessel through Washington State's own Jordan Rain, currently a Bellingham resident. Rain formed Yogoman Burning Band (YBB) in 2006 to fire up the often subdued and dark corner of the USA, lighting up crowds of all-ages and taking it to the streets with their infectious and engaging ska/soul brass band style.  

Raised in the Jet City, Rain came up through Seattle's underground all-ages music scene in the 90's which he participated in as a musician and booked house concerts.  Being a generally intimate climate for experiencing music and culture, the Do It Yourself/all-ages music scene tends to instill a value of removing barriers between audience, entertainers and the industry, making it a community process, which Rain has taken with him to Yogoman Burning Band.  YBB invites their audiences/fans/friends to engage with their music through dance and personal connection. 

YBB has toured with Iron and Wine, collaborated/improvised live with Pato Banton, Junior Reid, Geologic of the Blue Scholars, Winstrong, and many independent M.C.'s and instrumentalists, while sharing the stage with Jamaica's legendary Skatalites, Clinton Fearon (of the Gladiators), Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Camper Van Beethoven, RJD2, Lyrics Born, the Cave Singers, Helio Sequence, Dengue Fever and Orgone. YBB has built a strong name for themselves down the West Coast USA, and becoming internationally recognized for their unique musical experience.

See Jordan Rain's full Musical history at:
https://www.facebook.com/jordan.rain/info

YBB has been awarded the following:

*BEST BAND by Cascadia Weekly Magazine (2 Years)
* BEST BOOTY SHAKIN' MUSIC by What's Up Music Magazine (6 Years)
* BEST UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL by What's Up Music Magazine
* BEST MONIKER by What's Up Magazine
* BEST SELLING LOCAL ALBUM at Bellingham Everyday Music
* WINNER OF LAST BAND STANDING CONTEST by KISM 92.9FM Bellingham

THANKS FOR LISTENING TO AND SUPPORTING YOGOMAN BURNING BAND!!

PLAYERS

 
 


Jordan Rain/Yogoman - Songwriter/Conductor/Drums & Lead Vocal
 
[photo by Gary Thompson]

Jordan Rain has been playing live music and putting on shows in the Pacific Northwest since 1993. Rain grew up on Classic Rock, Soul, Heavy Metal, and Hip-hop, while having toured nationally in the Underground/All-Ages music scene (punk/hardcore/experimental/indie rock, etc.). In 1998, Rain started DJ'ing and took the name Yogoman, specializing in Jamaican and Soul Music and has incorporated a unique mix of these musical forms, while conjuring new sonic realms with YBB.

Aiming to connect with people of all-ages and backgrounds through vibrant dance music, Jordan is building off the rhythmic foundation of his favorite music from around the globe coupled with his innate sense of harmony.  From beats to melodies to lyrics, Rain communicates primarily with energy and intuition along with his voice and cues from the drum set to other YBB players and audience simultaneously, making each performance a new experience.

Yogoman's dream is to travel to as many countries as he can with YBB, spreading as much love and community through music as possible in his life, with his family.




Michael Rain - Bass Guitar & Vocals


Michael Rain, Jordan Rain's father, came out of the Haight Ashbury music scene of San Francisco in the late 60's. Mike saw some of the countries most experimental bands at the time at the Avalon Ballroom and Fillmore East/West music venues meeting folks like Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Joan Baez.  Mike has been playing music in the Seattle area since the late 70's in various original and cover bands opening for bands such as Sammy Hagar, Black Oak Arkansas, Foghat, Pat Travers.  Most notably Mike played bass, sang lead vocal and was responsible for the majority of the songwriting in his original group called The CoreThe Core also featured Floyd Rose on guitar, who is the inventor of the Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, first made famous by Eddie Van Halen.  The Core's sound spawned out of what is now considered "classic rock," but featuring a dirty and harder edged sound with elements of heavy metal and what would now be considered "grunge" music, over a decade before that genre became a household name.

Mike brings a vibrant, and explosive element to YBB, while developing an understated but roots style that Jamaican music and Soul music consists of through his experience with YBB.  It is undoubtably a special feature to have a father/son - drum/bass combo with the familial blending of the vocals, unifying YBB's sound in a unique way.








 
 


Jacqueline Rae- Vocals & Bongos.

Jacqueline was raised in East Texas by the Louisiana border near Shrieveport in a small town called Linden, TX; home of T-Bone Walker, the famous blues guitarist/singer.  There she grew up singing blues, country and gospel music and got her start singing in church and with her friends on the playground chanting double dutch rhythms.  At the age of 15, her parents moved North to Bellingham, WA, where she took up Opera singing shortly after as a Coloratura Soprano. Jac sang Opera for 20 years studying in NYC and Seattle areas, while traveling the world as a singer. Ready for a change of pace, Jac became more interested in singing roots music and wanting to play percussion.  She met Jordan Rain/DJ Yogoman at his Soul Night at the Green Frog in Bellingham, WA and started dancing regularly. Yogoman caught her singing jazz standards with a remarkable voice a few times and was impressed. Jac has been working closely with Yogoman on percussion and vocals since they met and knew they wanted to collaborate. 


(photo by Kenneth Kearney)






Jeremiah & Diana Austin (w/ little Desmond)

Jeremiah and Diana are a family unit of horns that play with YBB. Diana teaches at Sehome High School in Bellingham and plays Baritone Saxophone. She has played with her husband Jeremiah on Trumpet for many years in the Bellingham band the Love Lights (now inactive), opening up for many great bands in the Northwest such as Cherry Poppin' Daddies and actually playing with Presidents of The United States of America a few times on stage. With a background in Pop and Soul music Jeremiah and Diana add a cohesive sound together to YBB's mix, while learning the subtlety of Jamaican rhythms through YBB. Jeremiah has been engineering at his home studio and booking bands, doing live sound at McKay's Taphouse, a local bar in Bellingham, WA. Jeremiah also does great live sound engineering for YBB on the road. After a few tours down the west coast with Jeremiah and Diana, whether together on stage or with other horn combinations, they are a great addition to YBB's extensive horn family.  



























Daniel DeLisle and Will Glazier (L to R)   {photo by Isaac Dumlao}

Another superb horn unit typically seen together playing with YBB, Will and Dan come from the Bellingham Funk/Soul combo Snug Harbor (lead by Will).

Coming from a background in grade and high school band, Dan is a professional massage therapist and active musician in Bellingham. Dan is the only member of YBB who actually grew up listening to Yogoman Burning Band which inspired him to play live music in the local scene after high school. 

Will Glazier has an extensive history in Ska, Soul and Funk music. When he was just out of high school, his first band played on a Vans Warped Tour giving him much exposure as a young trumpeter. Since then and upon diving into the Bellingham music scene, Will started his own band 6 years ago called Snug Harbor who play tight Funk and Soul music, building a respectable name in Seattle in 2014 and making a recent trip to Denver, Colorado to back up Michael Menhert in his big band configuration at the Sonic Bloom Festival.



THE YOGOMAN BURNING BAND IS AN EVER EVOLVING COLLECTIVE, THAT COMES IN MANY FLAVORS AND CONFIGURATIONS OF PLAYERS. BUT ONE THING IS CONSISTENT, WHICH IS THE VISION OF YOGOMAN TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER THROUGH FUN AND VIBRANT DANCE MUSIC AND RIDICULOUS STYLE FROM THE PLANET YOG (VIA THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST) TO ALL CORNERS OF THE WORLD.


*A BIG THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE JOINED THE RANKS AND CONTRIBUTED TO YBB'S RICH MUSICAL HISTORY AS A BAND (you never know when you might see them again burning on stage with YBB):

YBB Family Foundation Players (in order of appearance): Captain Seahorse Revenge Upon Humanity (Joseph "Captain Seahorse" Miles- Saxophone, Isaac "Izzy" Weiser- Bass, Andrew Clarke- Drums, Tyler Clarke- Guitar, Tim Holmes- Keys), Norah McLaughlin- Vocals/Bass, Stell Newsome- Guitar/Vocals, Dan Lowinger- Guitar, Ben Wildenhaus- Keys, Thomas Akihiro Deakin- Saxophone/Vocals/Percussion/Arrangements, John Sampson- Trombone, Lupe Flores- Percussion/Vocals, Mars Lindgren- Trombone/Vocals/Percussion/Arrangements, Julian McDonough- Drums, Joel Ricci- Trumpet/Vocals/Percussion/Arrangements, Mike Mitchell- Drums, Josh Holland- Guitar/Vocals, Jason Cressie- Trombone, Robert Sarazin Blake- Guitar, Sara Jerns- Trumpet, Nelson Bell- Trombone, Cornet, Sousaphone, Amanda Rhine- Saxophone/Vocals, Miles Harris- Guitar/Vocals, Jimmy Austin- Trombone.

 
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