Raynes is a transatlantic trio made up of two Americans and a Brit. Now based in Los Angeles, Mat and Joe–both born and raised in North Dakota–met UK native Mark through Instagram after an extensive search for the final piece of this project. Drawing from diverse influences such as Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, and John Mayer, the band blends catchy pop melodies with folk-style instrumentation. The trio is currently recording their debut EP with producer Rob Persaud (Lady Gaga, New Kids on the Block, Prescription Songs).
The geographically unlikely three combine their unique and complimentary strengths to form an artistically authentic band. Inspired by a broad array of musical idols and heroes–icons like Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Max Martin, and Dolly Parton–Raynes combines elements of modern pop with classically Americana instrumentation. Their blending of pianos and synths, pounding drums, and sophisticated vocal and string arrangements with acoustic guitars and mandolins results in an impactful, one-of-a-kind style.