Since forming 9 years ago in Akron / Cuyahoga Falls, OH with Kira, Jeff, Eric, and Marco in the same 7th grade classroom, this innovative female-fronted ROCK band has grown into a powerful presence throughout the midwest. The band has come a long way since their elementary school dances. Not many people would have thought that a bunch of 14 year-old kids playing in front of a tip jar could stick together and mature into what is now been voted as Cleveland's Best Rock Band for the 3rd year in a row by Scene & Free Times Magazine. Fueled by life-long friendships and passion for their music, JE thrives on putting heart and soul back into Rock & Roll. Jaded Era enjoys exceeding popular standards, while packing clubs all over Ohio. They are always attacking the stage with a high energy set and giving their fans a true rock show. “Those saying that the music scene is dead, Jaded Era proves them wrong.” - The Record Courier
Jaded Era is continuing a massive buzz from their 2nd album (Invisible) with their new record Study of the Human Race. The title track from their “Invisible” record has been in regular rotation on Cleveland’s largest rock station WMMS, which is unheard of for a local band in their area. Independent stations all over the midwest continue to pick up JE tunes.
JE, themselves, have independently released three full-length albums, and they are currently working on a fourth. Tim Patalan (Sponge, Lovedrug, The Fags), mixed and produced Invisible, JE’s follow-up to 2001’s Laugh at the World, as well as tracks on Study of the Human Race. While touring diligently for many years, JE has played over 700 shows and sold more than 6,000 CDs out of the back of their minivan. Recently chosen to open for Bon Jovi at Q-Arena, they’ve also shared stages with Maroon 5, Evanescence, Sugar Ray, Alanis, BNL, Steppenwolf, The Flaming Lips & many more... JE creates a buzz wherever they go, including on the web at Myspace - www.myspace.com/jadedera.
They were recently chosen by Billboard Magazine, Taxi, and Disc Makers as a top finalist in the Midwest for the 2005 Independent Music World Series. Taxi also helped JE land their tunes in a few films and TV shows including "South of Nowhere" a show on The N Network, the nighttime network for teens. They've also recently been stirring up major interest on the west coast, ever since their first visit to Los Angeles in 2003, JE found themselves showcasing for many major label presidents. The band was managed by Benny Medina & Handprint Entertainment from 2003-2004 and JE's legal representation is Mario Gonzalez and Todd Cooper at Greenberg & Traurig, LLP.
Combining the stunningly powerful and precise "come-hither" vocals of lead singer Kira Leyden with the driving energy of the band, Jaded Era draws from influences all over the board such as Pearl Jam, Queen, The Pretenders, No Doubt and The Kinks. With experience of songwriters twice their age and known for having one of the most exciting live shows in town, they continue to remind the world what a true female-fronted rock band can do with their own unique and creative vision. "Critics are touting Jaded Era and their new CD to be a hit in waiting." - Scene Magazine.