We're happy to have you here with us Jane N' The Jungle! Super cool name by the way. What inspired the band name?
Thank you for having us!! Thank you, the name was given to me by people saying I reminded them of a "Jane" and the Jungle character. Quiet and shy but then on stage having a boisterous presence.
Let's talk about your music! What would you consider the major themes your songs focuses around? Where do you draw most of your songwriting inspiration from?
We like to focus our writing on truth and shining light on difficult subjects such as abuse, teen violence, depression, bullying, sexual harassment, heartache...etc. Music is a healing way we can emote and express ourselves whether as the writer or listener being able to relate. Our inspiration gets pulled from many different sources, some from within and others from our day to day lives in society and the situations that surround us.
We hear that you're releasing an anticipating record titled "Concrete Jungle" on September 13th! What can we expect from this? What were some challenges you face in the creation of this record?
We are so excited for the release of our first full length record set to release on Sept 13th! It's been about 1.5 years in the making spilling our hearts and souls into this project and can't wait to finally share it with you all! We took our time making this record which allowed us to focus and work out the challenges that would arise. For the most part the challenges were easy to overcome, the main one being financials, which Ford Motor Company was able to help sponsor the record. We never had any issues on our content or vision, we were always very clear on what we wanted to create and how we wanted to do it. We were very fortunate how everything fell into place.
In what ways does "Concrete Jungle" serve as a reflection of "Jane N' The Jungle"?
I immediately knew I wanted to write a song named "Concrete Jungle" after someone made a joke about how I was Jane living in the "Concrete Jungle" not a real Jungle. It took almost five years to finally write it after a writing session one day, which later became our title track!
Knowing you have an upcoming performance this Friday at The Viper Room! What can the audience anticipate from it? Do you have any pre-stage traditions you do as a band?
We are going to ROCK and have a good time!! Our shows are all about having fun and sharing a little piece of ourselves on stage. I will have some unique rock style fashion and makeup done before the show, maybe get some matcha tea with the guys. Sometimes we like to go shopping for show outfits on Melrose before the show. We'll usually all have dinner together before or after our set.
What's the biggest obstacle you face with live performances? How do you overcome these obstacles?
We LOVE live performances! Our music is best experienced live. You show up and it's rock n roll....
What would you consider the most fulfilling moment in a live performance for you as a band?
Sharing a unique moment in time as a band together on stage.
Any specific songs you're looking forward to performing this Friday Jane N' The Jungle?
"Concrete Jungle" of course! "St. Josephine" is another one that has been fun... I love them all.
What's next for you?
We will release our full length record "Concrete Jungle" on September 13th 2019! We are booking shows and planning out our schedules for next year. Maybe getting into the studio again...
Listen to Jane N’ The Jungle here!
Jane N' The Jungle at The Viper Room
Friday, August 9th 2019
7PM - Show / 8PM Set
21+ $10 tickets available online or at the door
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