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Plain Jane Automobile / Bio

Word of mouth is a force of immense power, capable of gradually transforming an obscure secret into a viral meme. The members of Plain Jane Automobile (PJA) , having steadily worked their way from “best kept secret” status to international notoriety, know this well. And this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. After capturing the title of “Best Unsigned Band” in the Southeast at the 2005 Discmakers Independent Music Showcase, PJA's premier single “Close My Eyes” made waves in regular rotation on Orlando's OROCK 105.9 (WOCL). The quartet's compelling sound echoes from pockets worldwide, as multiple PJA tunes now occupy millions of Nokia cell phones in various countries.

The band signed with the Agency of the Performing Arts in the summer of 2006, a development that resulted in a pair of national tours with Ours as well as supporting slots with Jet, Blue October, Supergrass, Sterophonics, MuteMath, and Plain White T's. Musically, their memorable melodies and driving rhythms have earned them comparisons to the likes of Doves, Supergrass, and U2.

Through online networking, social media, and the help of their supportive fan base, Plain Jane raised over $12,000 to fund their forthcoming album, Your Tomorrow, produced by Rick Beato (Shinedown, Needtobreathe).

"Around the time we started writing the album, I was spending a lot of time watching WWII films and found myself inspired by these amazing stories of survival, rebirth, faith, healing, love, and loss", notes Duke Crider (vocals/guitar)regarding the albums lyrical themes. "As I revisited the lyrics during the recording process, I noticed that a lot of the songs were tied together. I guess I'm a little obsessed with that era because my grandfather was a Polish Jew living in Germany at the time of all the madness."

Your Tomorrow is slated for release on May 9th.

General Info

Band Members
Duke Crider, Luis Meija, Paul McCorkell, James Dickens
Artist Name
Plain Jane Automobile
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Alternative / Alternative Rock / Brit Pop

Contact Info

Orlando, FL
Lanny West