Jenna Leigh-Raine Says Much On Her Kraft of Music and Getting Herself Out There!

Artist, producer, multi-instrumentalist of the electronic, rock, ambient, punk rock, kind is JENNA LEIGH-RAINE, whose most recent works in the form of an album titled "KRAFT" has a lot to say about this and much more.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

I am a solo artist since 1986 where i parted with my syth duo Lonely Crystal Child. I have recorded up to 13 albums since 1987. I was originally signed to a French management deal inn Paris called Solid X-periment for WEA France. I recorded demos but after two years in and out of Paris we parted ways. I eventually took full control of my writing, sound, and recorded my first solo album’ Sound For Aliens in 94. We did several good gigs and then i returned to Los Angeles where i had been previously. Up to 1998 I had recoded a lot and was invited to perform a track called Nebula Blue at the Sony lot to perform on a tv show. In 2005 I was picked up as one of the artists to be featured on an album produced by one half of 90’s band The Grid Richard Norris who became a good friend to this day. The album called God Made Me Hardcore released under as an independent label as a subsidiary of Island. Myself and then partner toured intensively and then eventually in 2016 I was signed to EML music owned and ran by the original keyboard player for Gary Numan from 79-96. 

In 2019 i was then offered and signed a publishing deal for Ronall Music whom were known for 80s distribution at PRT then Mes music dance label in the 90’s I released in 2018 an all instrumental album called NOMA with good reviews a fully electronic concept. I then released an album in 2019 called AREA which got into mainstream stores adding to Rough Trade, but now HMV Westfield, FOPP, Sound Machine, Amoeba Hollywood.

My current album KRAFT released in late 2020 digitally with a vinyl release planned for May June 2021. Finally I am currently recording my next album with a working title DEIMO (Imbalance Til Mars).

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

I now go under my real name.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

I have been based in west London when I’m not travelling between Los Angeles which has been a second home. I though wrote half of KRAFT between London LA and France. I have been known around the areas of synth rock etc. But I have written in my career for other artists in rock, and pop, though I also am able to score for sync and film work.

I released an autobiography in 2017 which had a release party in Hollywood and was available at Barnes and Noble LA and online stores, for which a film production company at Pinewood Studios in 2014 signed for the rights to make a movie based on my book, this is under revisit agreement.

I am not to up on many bands but I do follow That’ POPPY and her 2020 album I Disagree was brilliant and I really like Yungblud whom I found his record in Amobea the day mine was signed to stock there. Poppy is based out of LA too is Kim Petras and I think yungblud lived not too far from me. My area is famous for the birth of Punk and Batehoven lived opposite me, not bad company.

4. How would you describe your style?

Alternative Rock, Filmwave. Its half punk rock, half cinematic electronic based tracks with electric guitar. But in essence its rock.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

I’m currently recording my forth album for my publishers at Ronall Music /Supreme Somgs called DEIMO(working title) Expect to hear a wall of sound a electronic  exciting dark light journey, then come up for straight headed modern punkrock.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes, I am three tracks into five written towards the next album DEIMO. I am spending much time designing sound and arranging it as music into a track/song, instrumental.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Well  have been trying to start conversations with several top acts to be a support act. I can’t divulge though I’d love to support POPP/YUNGBLUD /NUMAN/Avril Lavigne/The Pretty Reckless, I have been offered to showcase the new material at the Whiskey on Sunset Blvd, we’ll see as all my friends are wondering what will happen going forward due to the current situation

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Get into new territories, such as Japan the far east America. I have publishing into china too so this idea to reach more areas would be great, radios and places in Europe, France, Italy, Berlin, etc.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Rough Trade stores UK/NYC

Amobea Los Angeles

FOPP Covent Garden London

HMV Westfield London

Sound Machine Reading UK



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10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

I’m creating music that is audio and visual a journey.

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