JETDRIVER is a post-modern retro band from Chicago, Illinois. Enveloping synthesizers and moody vocals are driven by rippling guitars and a rhythm section more complex but just as moving as their inuences: The Cure, Joy Division, Bowie, and Arcade Fire. No slaves to musical fashion, JETDRIVER wears their inspiration proudly but writes songs for the present day
ERICA RAMANAUSKAS// VOCALS
Erica, having grown up as an only child, preferred solo activities such as reading, painting, and anything having to do with music. As her family shared this affinity of music, it wasn't unusual that at a young age her favorites included The Cure, David Bowie, or Gary Numan. After many hours spent playing around with the synthesizer she had at home to her disposal, her father realized she had an ear for music, invested in a baby grand piano, and enrolled her in piano classes to be classically trained.
Though reading music was fun and enjoyable, after some years Erica decided she preferred the freedom of creating music and later joined a indie/twee band in high school, Onett, where she added synth, guitar, and vocals. They eventually recorded and put out their first CD Oh? Net!. They played little cafés, local band festivals, and ended with a mini-tour around Michigan before disbanding before college. Erica moved on to pursue an Art & Design degree at the University of Michigan, and though not in any formal band, collaborating and recording music was always in the background of her studies.
After moving to Chicago in 2012, she united with JETDRIVER initially just to help fill in for some vocals or synth, but then became much more interested and involved during the recording of their first CD.
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