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To Dream Perchance To Loop…

Posted in concert, festival, live looping, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2015 by Citadel

“Loopfests are today’s definitive non-genre-based celebration of creative sonic expression – and I am very honored to be included somewhere between the loop-newbies and the pioneers of loop-history…”   Rejyna

This Looptober has been packed with festivals up and down the western edge of the USA. From Colorado and Nevada to Washington and Oregon, live looping artists have presented their personal brand of loop-based music.

This week and coming weekend, California hosts the 15th Y2K International Live Looping Festival, and the following Wednesday and Thursday, Long Beach hosts the SoCal Loopfest.

Rejyna will perform her set as part of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the TANNERY WORLD DANCE & CULTURAL CENTER, 1060 River Street #111, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.

Rejyna will kick off the 2nd night of the SoCal Loopfest on Thursday October 29th at 7:00 p.m. at DiPIAZZA’S, 5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804.

Rejyna's Looptober Shows

Rejyna’s Looptober Shows

Rejyna’s YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/rejyna) features several of her loop-based songs from her solo CD’s “Solo Sojourn Live” and “IDIO” which can be purchased at the shows and online at:

CDBabyhttp://cdbaby.com/artist/rejyna
Bandcamphttp://rejyna.bandcamp.com/releases
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Rejyna_Idio?id=Bkm3flebgdlrhazqwtqjusmy34y
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/idio/id942318560
Amazon: http://amazon.com/dp/B00PPR0VJI/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5nSPvb0PFE6MD

Rejyna can be followed on many social and music networks, including:

Facebookhttp://facebook.com/rejynamusic
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/rejyna
SoundCloudhttp://soundcloud.com/rejyna
ReverbNationhttp://reverbnation.com/rejyna
Spotifyhttps://play.spotify.com/album/2VQjPIc0aCTqZwQl2YiByT
Rhapsodyhttp://www.rhapsody.com/artist/rejyna/album/idio
Digitech Artistshttp://digitech.com/en-US/artists/rejyna

The Y2K International Live Looping Festival is celebrating their 15th year with performances from an impressive list of live looping artists from all over the globe:
Rick Walker (USA)
Andrew Aldridge (Canada)
ANI (USA)
Aram Shelton (USA)
Bill Walker (USA)
Cabezas De Cera (Mexico)
Cian (Mexico)
Cindy Sawprano (USA)
Daniel Thomas (USA)
DARKROOM (England)
ECNEGRU (France)
Entertainment for the Braindead (Germany)
Fabio Anile (Italy)
GAEA (USA)
Gary Regina (USA)
Giacomo Fiore (Italy)
Goh Nakamura (USA)
Henry Plotnick (USA)
Hobbs (USA)
John Connell (USA)
Josh Elliott (USA)
Jules Arindam (USA)
Lance Glover (USA)
Lucid Brain Integrative Project (France)
MandoMan (Japan)
Michael Mullen’s Trio Of One (USA)
Noah Peterson (USA)
Oa (Matt Davignon + Hugh Behm-Steinberg)
Per Boysen (Sweden)
Phil Clevenger (USA)
Philipp Zuercher (Switzerland)
Randolf Arriola (Singapore)
Rejyna (USA)
SA (Singapore)
SHORES OF LATENCY (Emmanuel Reveneau + Laurie Amat)
Steve Moyes (Wales)
Ted Killian (USA)
The Stochastics (USA)
Complete information can be found at: Y2K International Live Looping Festival

The SoCal Loopfest will present performances from:
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
Josh Elliott – Tomah, WI
ecnegrU – Nanes, France
Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
Steve Moyes – Gillingham, Medway, England
Robert Matheson – St. George, UT
Steuart Liebig – Los Angeles, CA
Cabezas de Cera – Mexico City, Mexico
Shores of Latency – Providence, RI & Paris, France
Just Alliance – Las Vegas, NV
Rejyna – Los Angeles, CA
Son Fish – Turlock, CA
Joseph Soul – Irvine, CA
Zack Walters – Long Beach, CA
Alissa Vox Raw – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Entertainment for the Braindead – Berlin, Germany
Aldo Caldo – Austin, TX
Cian – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
riz orkestra – Los Angeles, CA
Complete information can be found at: SoCal Loopfest

In the following ‘how-to loop’ tutorial videos, Rejyna adds text to explain the various pedal switches she uses to create her original songs:
Common Voice

Looking For You

Jorie Green Thumb (Song For Mom)

For those interested in looping, Rejyna also published a comprehensive review of her looper-of-choice at http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OFOFY7M5IQGO

All Material is © Rejyna
℗ W.E./Citadel of Cynosure Productions
All Rights Reserved

Rejyna 2015 Looptober Shows!

Posted in concert, live looping, loop, looper, loopfest, Looptober, music, stomptember with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Citadel

See Citadel guitarist/vocalist, Rejyna, perform songs from her newest solo CD ‘IDIO’ live at this years’ Looptober shows:

October 23-26 – Santa Cruz – Y2K15 International Live Looping Festival – Y2K International Live Looping Festival

October 28-29 – Long Beach – SoCal Loopfest – SoCal Loopfest 2015

Rejyna Looptober 2015 Tour Poster

Rejyna Looptober 2015 Tour Poster

Rejyna’s rig includes 5 sync’d DigiTech JamMan Solo XT’s loopers, a DigiTech Vocalist Live Pro, a Boss GT3, a Roland GR-20, a Yamaha DD55 and her Godin Spectrum midi synth guitar.  You can see her rig in action on her YouTube videos: Rejyna’s Looper Rig Videos

‘IDIO’ features rock, folk, metal, prog and world styles with adventurous guitars, emotional vocals, tasty drums and percussion, and lyrics of reflection – spiced with social topics and sprinkled with hope!

The music of IDIO was spontaneously recorded on a single DigiTech JamMan Solo.  Nothing was written in advance, and yet, after creative stitching in SoundForge and with the addition of Rejyna’s voice and lyrics, the result is cohesive and directional – even if no two songs sound like they’re from the same genre!

IDIO is available on CD and Download at CDBaby, Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, 7Digital, Tradebit, Google Play – and the list goes on…

Your support of indie music is the only thing that keeps it alive, buy IDIO at these sites:

IDIO on Google Play
IDIO on CDBaby
IDIO on iTunes
IDIO on eMusic
IDIO on Amazon

For the budget minded, Rejyna is also offering IDIO on Bandcamp for a limited time at $5 for all 16 songs:

Rejyna on BandCamp

You can also check out Rejyna’s songs and videos at these sites:

Rejyna on YouTube

Rejyna on SoundCloud

Rejyna at ReverbNation

Rejyna on Spotify

Rejyna on Rhapsody

Rejyna is also a proud part of the DigiTech Artist Family

Rejyna: DigiTech Artist

Contact Rejyna here: Email Rejyna and find Rejyna on

Facebook: Rejyna on Facebook

Twitter: Rejyna on Twitter

and many other sites.

Rejyna's 'IDIO' Album Cover

Rejyna’s ‘IDIO’ Album Cover

Rejyna Pho-King Valentines Show!

Posted in acoustic, art, Citadel, CITADEL® Online, citadelband, CITADELLE, citadelsongs, CIUDADELA, concert, Digitech Jamman Solo, drums, folk, folk rock, folkprog, Guitar, harmonizer, indie, looper, looping, music, prog, progfolk, rejyna, solo, The Citadel, Uncategorized, vocal, Vocalist Live Pro, Whitman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by Citadel

Citadel’s Rejyna Pho-King Awesome Valentines Show!  

Rock-Folk-Metal-Prog via Solo Voice, Guitar and eDrums:

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Using my voice, acoustic guitar, e-drums and some fun effects with live looping, I’ll serve up some soft and loud, folkish-rockish-prog-esque songs (with sprinkles of metal garnish) while you enjoy the excellent food and beverages at Pho-King. 

Wanna be my valentine? Can I persuade you with some live loops of love? Just give me a chance to win you over.  Or, better yet, bring your valentine date, or celebrate your ‘solo freedom’ while I solo it up on stage.

Great smoothies, sandwiches and soups with vegan, tofu, and meat options.

No Cover ~ All Ages ~ Good music, nice people, plenty of free parking, safe location!

http://www.reverbnation.com/rejyna
http://facebook.com/rejynamusic
http://rejyna.com/

“Many Struggles” by Rejyna at Treasures Roadhouse for the Y2K13 International Live Looping Festival.

Citadel guitarist to do Southern California shows

Posted in Citadel, CITADELLE, CIUDADELA, 砦の, music, цитадель, Uncategorized, Whitman, ZITADELLE, الأمواج with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2013 by Citadel

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Rejyna, guitarist/composer for the indie band Citadel, is scheduling shows in Southern California.  Performing select songs from various Citadel albums and new original compositions from her solo CD, Rejyna will be appearing live at:

February 21st @ 7pm
The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge
1411 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA 90291

February 21st @ 8pm
Pho King Delicious
9350 Corbin Ave, Northridge, California 91324

Rejyna uses cutting-edge technology on stage to make her solo guitar/voice performance sound like a full band.  Nothing is pre-recorded and Citadel song styles range from folk rock to prog and alternative – with a touch of folk metal here and there.

Rejyna is scheduling shows in the Southern California area while working on her next solo CD and the upcoming Citadel CD.

You can find Rejyna and Citadel on many of the social networks by starting your search here:

Facebook: Rejyna page and the Official Citadel page

Reverbnation: Rejyna and Citadel

For more info, contact: citadel_1@msn.com
Citadel ® is a registered US tradename- all rights reserved – used with permission

Citadel songs featured on Rejyna’s solo release!

Posted in acoustic, art, Blogroll, Citadel, CITADEL® Online, citadelband, CITADELLE, citadelsongs, CIUDADELA, concert, Cynosure, 砦の, 碉堡, Digitech Jamman Solo, Digitech Vocalist Live 3, folk, folk rock, folkprog, harmonizer, indie, 요새, looper, lyrics, music, цитадель, progfolk, solo, song, The Citadel, The_Citadel, Uncategorized, Whitman, ZITADELLE, الأمواج with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2011 by Citadel

Citadel guitarist, composer and vocalist, Rejyna, is releasing a solo live CD of a performance featuring her solo songs as well as unplugged versions of songs from the Citadel band. 

Solo Sojourn live” will be available on CDBaby and affliated digital sites like, iTunes, eMusic and Amazon starting May 1.

Rejyna - Solo Sojourn Live

Rejyna - Solo Sojourn Live CD Gatefold

The following is taken from the liner notes of the Solo Sojourn live CD:

Using the latest in musical instrument technology, the acoustic folk-rock performance you hear on this CD is created in front of a live audience ‘on-the-fly’ by one person. 

Rejyna plays the rhythm passages while simultaneously recording them live onto a phrase looper.  The looper then replays those parts while Rejyna sings and/or adds guitar leads and harmony guitar leads to those passages.  During this guitar layering process, Rejyna sings into a vocal harmonizer that creates realistic multi- part vocal harmonies based on and mixed alongside her original voice. 

The result is a full, natural sounding sonic presentation that comes across like more than one person is playing and singing.  No pre-recorded ‘backing tracks’ nor in-studio overdubs are used on this recording – all layering or overdubbing is done by Rejyna on stage with the looper and harmonizer.  You can check out Rejyna’s web videos to watch the process for yourself.

Citadel music featured on this solo CD include:
Stygian Barque, Voice Inside, On Life and Living, Another, In Wonder, Standing Alone and Are You Aware.  The CD also includes Rejyna’s solo songs, The Songwriter, Freedom Dream, In Wonder, Dreamworld, and the instrumental songs, If I Cry and Happy Hands.

Rejyna’s Comments:
“I’ve had the pleasure of performing in many venues in my hometown during an extended visit with family and friends. Since it has been such a renewing experience, I’m releasing this CD of my solo live set to memorialize the good fun I have doing these performances with my guitar, looper and vocal harmonizer. 
        I’ve chosen the songs for this CD as a focus on some of the dream phases and life processes we go through when trying to find or rediscover ourselves, i.e., Self Doubt vs. Self Direction, Departures and Escapes vs. Surrenders and Separations, Renewal vs. Retreat, Cowardice vs. Celebration…
       I am thankful for the supporters of original music, for the convivial coffee houses and taverns that give me stage time, and for the technology that enables me to put out such a big sound from one voice & two hands.

You can find out more about Rejyna by googling her name; she is on Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, ReverbNation, and she has an archive creative content portfolio site at Rejyna.com

The photographs on the CD were taken by Rejyna’s daughter, Jazmyn Whitman of AnimeJaz.com.  The compositing, retouching and package design was done by James Eves III of Digipix.Us

All content is © Rejyna Douglass-Whitman & published by W.E./Citadel of Cynosure Productions (BMI) All Rights Reserved.  www.rejyna.com

Rejyna on the Web:

 www.rejyna.com

www.cdbaby.com/artist/rejyna

www.facebook.com/rejynamusic

www.youtube.com/rejyna

www.reverbnation.com/rejyna

www.twitter.com/rejyna

The live CD was recorded using an Audio Technica ATM73a headset mic, an Ovation Balladeer, a Digitech Vocalist Live 3 and a Digitech JamMan solo.