Pristine Raeign is the premier Tri-State purveyors of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Motown and the Philly Sound. This group of professional artists & their diverse sound has been building a buzz since they started playing and creating music together. Their musical talents have given them the opportunity to travel the east coast from Tennessee to Canada & share stages with national recording artists George Benson & Alex Bugnon.
The band started in 2013 when singer/songwriter Shianne Ladale, one of the most charismatic and soulful singers out there today, met the talented time keeper Tina Young via an online musician’s network. Shianne began her music career as a professional country artist & recorded her 1st project at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, TN. She has shared the stage with national recording artists Johnnie Taylor & Betty Wright. In addition, she sang with smooth jazz recording artist Michael Walker & has traveled throughout Texas, Nashville, California Bay Area, West Virginia, and Florida. Tina began playing drums at the age of 7 in church & honed her skills while playing in marching, concert, & jazz bands from grade school through college. She’s a versatile drummer that one studio producer described as “one of the funkiest drummers in the area”.
Pristine Raeign is made up of well-rounded musicians that capture the sound of the group. Daille Kettrell, keyboardist/music instructor, spiced up the band’s sound with her blues and jazz improvisation. She has performed as a keyboardist with recording artists Bobbi Humphrey, Vesta Williams, and Gordon James. Holding down the bottom is Willie “Koot” Lemons III, who was featured in Bass Player Magazine 2016. Willie has played with numerous national recording artists including El Debarge, NeYo, and Stanley Clarke. An added accent to the group is the soothing saxophone melodies of Michelle Danette, a smooth jazz gospel artist that has released 3 original projects and the founder of Remnant Sounds. Michelle’s distinct sound has been described by many as “energetic”, “powerful”, “healing” and “forth-telling”.
Pristine Raeign is so diverse that even radio DJs have a hard time categorizing them into the box of a genre. According to Mark Rodgers of 93.7 WSTW the band has an “eclectic sound that is difficult to pin down to one genre.” Pristine Raeign can flawlessly incorporate Soul, R&B, Blues, Funk, Country, Soft Rock, Smooth Jazz, Classic Rock, Pop, Motown, & Reggae as well as their own original music and make it all work. Event photographer and magazine writer, Dan Williams noted after attending a Pristine Raeign performance “We enjoyed two complete sets last night and wished there was a third”.
Live performances by Pristine Raeign will bring back old memories and create new ones; head bobbin’, toe tappin’, finger snappin’ music to fit any venue. Just imagine a band full of energy from the first note down to the last note; now that’s Pristine Raeign.