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!!
Jordan Rain/Yogoman - Songwriter/Conductor/Drums & Lead Vocal
Jordan Rain has been playing live music and putting on shows in the Pacific Northwest since 1993. Grown on Classic Rock, Soul 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, where he saw some of the countries most experimental bands at the time and swept the floors for admission at many of the great shows during that 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. Most notably Mike played bass, sang lead vocal and was responsible for the majority of the songwriting in his original group called The Core. The 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. 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 was raised in East Texas in swampland by the Louisiana border in a small town called Linden, TX; home of T-Bone Walker. There she grew up singing blues, country and gospel music and got her start in church and on the playground. 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. For better or worse (we think better), her opera career and all singing ended due to an automobile accident. Jac had been resting and recovering for 7 years before she was determined to start dancing and singing (as prescribed by her doctors for cognitive and physical rehabilitation). She found a home at Bellingham's Green Frog music venue and started singing again at their Sunday Night Slow Jam, a casual/friendly in the round environment where anyone can sing or play. Shortly after a season of starting to sing again, she met Jordan Rain/DJ Yogoman at his Soul Night at the Green Frog and started dancing again. Jac and Jordan fell in love at first sight and the rest is their story unfolding. Jac has been working closely with Yogoman on YBB's artistic direction.
Miles Harris- Guitar & Vocals
Miles Harris picked up the guitar and started singing at the age of 16 in his room living in Mount Vernon, WA. After becoming obsessed with the guitar and playing it constantly, it became apparent to Miles, his friends and community that he has a natural talent in music. Harris formed a band with his High School friends and headlined the Mount Baker Blues Festival and Skagit Woodstock last year at the age of 18. Miles met Yogoman through his high school sweetheart Chloe's mom Jacqueline, and they ended up playing music in Jac's kitchen every time they visited and an effortless groove was established. Yogoman asked Miles to play guitar in YBB after a 3 year guitar hiatus in the band and seeing Miles perform live and acknowledging his talent and compatibility. Miles brings a big smile and positive presence to the Burning Band, which is much appreciated!
*A BIG THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE JOINED THE RANKS AND CONTRIBUTED TO YBB'S RICH MUSICAL HISTORY AS A BAND:
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, 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, 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