Arum Rae, formerly known as White Dress, is a modern day siren based in Brooklyn, by way of Austin, TX. Arum’smusic and her voice is here to inspire… it is honest at its core so that you can do with it what you please, with noregrets. Everything Arum has lived through and all of the songs that have been born from it, are not meant toimpress. They are meant to lead. Her ability to transcend styles allows the music to complement country, resurrect thesoul, feel the blues, and ruin then re-invent rock, through her deeply rooted foundation as a singer-songwriter.Arum's name is derived from a water lily (Arum lily) in Latin. Growing up, her family moved often, so at every newschool, she always found shelter in the music programs. At her third high school, her choir teacher heard herpotential, and took Arum under his wing and helped secure her a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music.During her last semester in Boston she started writing original music, learning to play guitar to accompany herself soshe wouldn't have to depend on anyone and find her own voice… artistically and literally, studying the vocalstylings of Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.After relocating to Brooklyn, Arum was introduced to producer Sanford Livingston, and the two hit it offimmediately. They began recording together in August 2013 and are pleased to present their first EP, WarrantedQueen. With a minimal use of instrumentation, combined with Sanford’s heavy beats tailored around Arum's dynamicvoice and lyrics, the EP is a brilliant fusion of their mutual influences.Arum has toured extensively over the past several years, opening up for, and sharing stages with legends like WillieNelson, Rodriguez, BB King, Dan Auerbach, Gary Clark Jr., Peter Bjorn & John, and The Civil Wars, to name a few.She also co-wrote the song "If I Didn't Know Better" with John Paul White of The Civil Wars that eventually foundits way to the season one theme song on the NBC television show Nashville, and charted as a hit single on iTunesand Billboard.With renewed energy and passion, Arum looks to 2014 and beyond to place her mark on the industry that has givenher so much. A mark she hopes will embolden artists and singers like herself to pursue their passions without pauseor regret or fear.
|w/DJ Bashert between bands|
World-beat, trip-hop, electro-swing, electronica DJ. DJ Bashert has DJ'd movie premiers, gallery events, salon openings, beach dance parties, and cultural events all over Chicago. He mixes world-beat, trip-hop, electronica, ska, and traditional world music.