New grunge supergroup 3rd Secret hit the music scene this week as they released their surprise debut self-titled album – but who is vocalist Jillian Raye?
While the group features icons of the grunge scene, music fans are curious to know more about vocalist Jillian Raye.
Let’s get to know the singer and 3rd Secret vocalist Jillian Raye a bit better.
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Who is 3rd Secret’s Jillian Raye?
As well as music, Raye has a background in business and has a degree in the subject, which she achieved before leaving California.
While chatting to Portland Monthly in 2019, Raye revealed her passion for music began at a young age as her father helped her learn to play the guitar.
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3rd Secret is not Raye’s band debut
As Jillian Raye reaches new audiences this week with 3rd Secret, some may be unfamiliar with her musical past.
The singer was a member of Wahkiakum County grunge and rock band Giants In The Trees. As well as being the group’s vocalist, she also played banjo and bass.
The band was formed by Nirvana co-founder and bass player Krist Novoselić, who brought in Raye alongside Erik Friend (drums) and Ray Prestegard (guitar and harmonica). The group formed in 2017 and dropped their debut self-titled album in the same year. They released second album, Volume 2, in 2019.
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Grunge supergroup 3rd Secret’s other members
In her latest musical venture, Jillian Raye joins grunge veterans in new group 3rd Secret.
As well as her Giants In The Trees bandmate and Nirvana legend Krist Novoselic, the band also features Soundgarden members Matt Cameron (drums) and Kim Thayil (guitar/bass), Pitchfork reports. The other members of 3rd Secret are guitarist Bubba Dupree and Jennifer Johnson (vocals).
Raye hinted at the upcoming project earlier this year when she shared a couple of cryptic 3rd Secret-related posts to her Instagram feed: