What are your names?
Jordan White, Brian Dellis, Bryan Dague
What is the band’s name?
Jane N’ The Jungle
How did you come up with the band’s name?
It was a name given after people saying they didn’t expect a shy girl to sing with a belt or have the stage presence like I do. Someone said I was like Jane from the Jungle and that’s how the name caught on.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you as a band.
Brian (the guitarist) and I went to elementary school through High School together but never spoke or hung out. I graduated with a musical theater BFA from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and moved back home to Phoenix a few years after I graduated. I was performing at Coffee Houses and lots of open mics and acoustic shows. In Phoenix, Brian attended a show of mine at Kazimiers and after my set came up to me and asked if I’d like to start a band with him. We met the next week and started writing a bunch of songs, many years later it would turn into Jane N’ The Jungle and where we are now.
What made you go in to music?
I knew I always wanted to have some sort of career in music as a young child. In school when I was 6 years old and asked what we wanted to be, I said I wanted to be a Rock Star, I don’t know how I knew what a “Rock Star” even was! My first love was Broadway, I was really inspired by the stage performance and spectacle. Graduating with theatre performance really helped me develop my stage confidence and made me a stronger writer.
Are you a signed?
You have released your new single ‘Animal’, tell us more about the single.
“Animal” is a song we recorded at Pearl Sound Studios in February this year with Grammy award winning producer Chuck Alkazian.
What is the meaning behind the single?
“Animal” was inspired by the devastation of the Australian fires and the animals that got caught in its path. “Animal” is also about how our human traits can seem animalistic.
Describe the track in two words.
Fierce and fiery
Describe the track in two words.
Fierce and fiery
What was the writing process like?
The verses were written before we went into the studio and the chorus and bridge were written at Pearl Sound Studios. The idea started one night after band practice.
What was the recording process like?
We had a blast recording in Canton, MI with Chuck. We are so fortunate to have been able to travel and create music before everything shut down. It was a really chill laid back experience with lots of laughs, sake, salad, and onions.
Who did you work with on the single?
Chuck Alkazian produced the song, Yuichi Ikeda played the drums, Bryan Dague on the bass, Brian Dellis on guitar and Jordan White on the vox.
Will we see a music video for the tracks?
Yes, it’s out and available to watch!
Will we see an EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
We put out our first full length record “Concrete Jungle” September 2019. We wanted to put out an EP sometime this year but with the Covid 19 some of our music recording plans have gotten delayed. We have a single “Lucky 7” that we will be releasing this summer!
Do you have any online shows coming up?
We have a live episode releasing this and next Saturday on our Facebook and Youtube channel. We have also been doing livestreams on Instagram and Facebook. You can visit our social media for more information about our next lives!
What else can we expect in 2020?
We plan to continue our virtual shows and hope we can virtually perform at a festival this year! We are working on new music and plan on releasing some more singles in 2020!
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
No, nothing planned yet but we’d be down. Any artists you have in mind?
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? And who would they have to contact?
Sure! We’d be open to trying to figure something out. Janenthejungleband@gmail.com
Do you play any instruments?
Guitar and piano.
Who are your influences?
Brandi Carlile, Gwen Stefani, Florence Welch, P!nk
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Each song is different, but I pull my inspiration from dreams, desires, stories, life, moments, experiences, anything really…
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I hope to be creating music and a part of the music industry.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I work for my family’s real estate business in Phoenix, AZ. I enjoy working out, yoga, hiking, traveling, watching netflix, going to concerts, eating pizza, mexican food, drinking wine and skinny margaritas.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“Shoot for the stars and if you only hit the moon at least you’ll be among the stars.”
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Advice for artists: Be uniquely yourself without trying to be someone else. There will be only one person that is just like you and that is you. And YOU are interesting. Sing and write about your truth, follow your heart, and shoot for the stars.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Shoot for the stars.”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Crescent Ballroom, it’s one of my favourite local music venues with great food and vibe!
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first? Probably the gym
2/ Who do you see first? Willow Lilly, my cat
3/What do you eat first? A green smoothie
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Toothbrush + toothpaste
Change of clothes