Thursday, July 14, 2011

Artist: Jenica Rayne, Album: Hall Of Memories, Song: The Door

"Oh you lost that precious thought, the one you carried, the one I married.  'Cause we've been holding on to what would happen if the door opened and we walked out of this.  Breaks my heart to feel this change, the truth is what remains.  Warmer days and sunshine, they fill the air with our regrets.  The door sits wide open, I'll walk through first I guess."  Jenica Rayne is a singer songwriter from Kingston, Ontario.  She left Ontario at one point and went to school in Vancouver.  It was there, in 1999, that she hooked up with former Doug & The Slugs keyboardist, Simon Kendall, who produced her debut album, Hall Of Memories.  Since this album, Jenica has returned to Ontario and continues to play as a solo artist or as a member of the Calamity Janes.  She has released three albums to date, her most recent in 2007.  She is a wonderful lyricist and the lead off track, The Door, from her debut, is a good example of that.  It is a very powerful song about love and leaving.  You can hear this song on You Tube (  You can purchase, Hall Of Memories, on Itunes. Jenica continues to play and tour in the Kingston area.  You can follow her at  Thanks for reading and enjoy!


  1. The music Jenica produces is sincerely magical. Whether is be standing up for the human race, opening hearts up to love and loss, or just finding a deeper inspiration, you'll find a way to connect with her songs.

    "Hall of Memories" is one of my all time favourite CDs. Everything about this cd is raw; emotion, lyrics, and the music. My top three picks for this cd are: "Hall of memories", "Love letter", and "Ties".

    "Essential Elements" is exactly that, essential. With some cool beats and a splash of insipiration, you'll find this cd easy to listen to and one you can listen to over and over again. My top three picks for this cd are: "The poet and the dancer", "The Garden" and "Blue skies dreaming".

    "Live Rayne" is a great mix of both "Hall of Memories" and "Essential Elements". There is just enough 'Rayne' to cleanse a weary soul. If you are undecided as to which cd you should buy, this one would be it, as it gives you a little taste of everything. My top three picks for this cd are: "Will you help a stranger", "Call it what you like", and "Faster". I'll add one more to my favourites on this cd and that is "Ghost". It's a haunting echo of a lover's tale.

    All three cds are fantastic. Each one a gem in themselves. This collection is a beautiful evolution of an amazingly talented Canadian musician.

    Jenica lived on the West Coast for about 15 years and went to school in Namaimo, BC.


    1. I studied jazz music in the late 90's in Nanaimo BC. I resided in Vanouver from 1987 - 97 and left the coast for Ontario in 2000. There is still something about the west coast that calls me. Thanks for your kind words. Jenica