JAMAICA-NEW ORLEANS-DANCE RIDDIMS
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 and 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/noise/indie rock, etc.), and later DJing specializing in Jamaican music (since 1999), Rain 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 feeling and kinetics along with his voice from the drum set to other YBB players and audience simultaneously, making each performance a new experience.
Jordan Rain/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, 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.
Mars Lindgren - Trombone, Vocals and Percussion
Hailing originally from Olympia, WA, Mars, like the planet, is truly from another world. With a rich history of playing in premier Northwest Ska, Funk and Latin bands such as Engine 54, La Push/Lucky Brown, and Yambique, coupled with a music degree comprising Jazz and Classical training, Mars is without a doubt one of the finest trombone players in the Northwest! Mars' tone ranges from sweet to ripping, and he's not afraid to use the plunger. In addition Mars is currently singing vocal harmonies, shaking the tamborine, and cracking the woodblock for percussion with YBB.
Mars is also an excellent chef, does a great job doing sound for the band when necessary, and is one of the sweetest beings you'll ever meet. Mars will take you to space!
Amanda Rhine- Saxophone & Vocals
Amanda began playing music as a small child, learning by recording songs off the radio to cassette and teaching them to herself on keyboard. She worked her way through the school system of band and choir, and graduated college with a degree in Music. Her main instrument is Clarinet (which may be employed in YBB), but has always had an affinity for the saxophone.
In Amanda's words- "The opportunity to play for YBB is dream. I never imagined in my wildest that I would ever play in the most esteemed band in Bellingham. This is the first time I’ve ever played in a regularly performing band, and am excited to work with an interdependent group of musicians. I look forward to developing and finding my sound--both vocally and instrumentally--through a new approach to music. I guess I’ve always known deep down that I wanted to make music for a living, but never believed it could be a reality. I’m just incredibly grateful to have this opportunity."
Rain/Yogoman noticed and recalled Rhine's modest, yet choice selection of notes and delivery in a jazz improv class they had together in 2007. Also recalling friendly demeanor, and bright potential as a player, is what led to Rain ask her to join YBB in late 2011, believing it is always healthy to keep a fresh element amongst seasoned players.
Nelson Bell - Tuba/Sousaphone, Trombone, Trumpet & Percussion-
Nelson has been performing music in the greater Seattle area for the last 13 years and toured the continental United States and parts of Canada with Reptet. He is a graduate of the University of Washington school of music and teaches at Music Works Northwest. Involved with numerous groups throughout the years, Nelson also has extensive experience in the studio recording with bands, movie and video game soundtracks. His favorite color is blue, but black and green are close runner-ups!
Nelson is without a doubt a professional with a strong style and a big musical presence that comes with his horn expertise. We are grateful to have Mr. Bell as a part of the YBB horns, thankful for many elements he brings aboard and sweet disposition.
*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, 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.