with Hayley Jane
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
18+ $5 // 21+ Free
Rainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden coastal countryside just north of California’s Bay Area. Comprised of three unique musical talents – Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey – they seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into an unusually beautiful sonic tapestry. Pairing their voices with acoustic and slide guitar, keys, upright bass, voice, harmonica, and a variety of more unexpected vocal techniques like beat-boxing and mouth trumpet, they create engaging and emotionally moving live performances.
Their music delves deeply into themes of the human experience: hopeful love, honest self-reflection, and pursuits of social justice, to name a few. Their latest album, “American Dream,” crystallizes these ideas in acoustic amber, encapsulating a beautiful new direction for their evolving sound.
Originally formed in Santa Barbara, CA in 2010, the Rainbow Girls have spread their musical wings both internationally and domestically, from busking on the streets of Europe to playing pubs and theaters in the UK, to house concerts, festivals, and shows in the US. Rainbow Girls have also gained recognition on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series and KQED’s “The California Report.” They’ve played alongside the likes of Hot Buttered Rum, The Brothers Comatose, ALO, and John Craigie.
Hayley Jane’s performance is layered with raw intensity + linguistic prowess. She has a deeply emotive + highly magnetizing presence that is generating a serious buzz in the industry. She pulls inspiration from a variety of styles, including 60s/70s rock + pop, musical theater, folk, blues, soul, reggae, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass + country. Her music has been praised by musicians, producers + music lovers alike, for successfully combining a diverse sound with clever lyrics + Vaudevillian style storytelling. Hayley’s on-stage energy + theatrics draw her crowds into a vivid landscape of emotion. She reawakens her audiences to the wild parts of the soul – medicine so needed in these modern times.