It's a long way from singing on the streets of Brooklyn, New York where Rainy was raised. Rainy Davis started her professional career as one of the lead singers of a local NYC band called Jamilah in 1978.
She then joined a female disco group called Musique produced by Patrick Adams. They had a hit called (Push Push)"In The Bush". Although Davis didn't record on the album, she was one of three girls selected to perform the concept groups songs on their first live promotional tour in the US and Canada.
In the summer of '85, Amir Bayyan asked Rainy and her writing partner Pete Warner if they had any songs to present to Janet Jackson for her new album. They wrote and sent a few songs, including a song called Sweetheart. Rainy was disappointed to find out that they had passed on it but was encouraged to record it herself and did. The result was a major hit for Rainy.
A dance record label called Supertronics signed her and Sweetheart hit the airwaves in 1986. Rainy went on a promotional and excited thousands at her shows. They loved her girl next door image and sultry vocals. Sweetheart quickly became a regional radio favorite.
All the NYC clubs had to have her perform her new hit Sweetheart. Some of the NY area clubs where Rainy has performed are, Roseland, Red Parrot, Latin Quarter, Club Zanzibar, La Mirage, The Garage, 1018, The Palladium, The Ritz, Silver Shadow and The Underground.
As Rainy's popularity grew, she was able to secure a two album deal with Columbia Records in 1987.
They released Sweetheart, the album and an album called Ouch that included a musicians who's who that was produced by Rainy and Pete Warner.
The singles off her Sweetheart album were "Low Down So and So" co-produced by Amir Bayyan of Kool and The Gang, and "Still Waiting" (a Prince cover) co-produced by Bert deCoteaux (produced The Main Ingredient).
The Ouch album had minimal success although it allowed Rainy to work with some of best musicians of all time and to make lasting relationships with major players in the music industry.
Rainy continued to pursue a singing career with the support of a few producers - Pete Warner, Bert deCotaeux, Patrick Adams, Edmond Sylvers and Amir Bayyan.
She began writing songs and recording as a background singer . Her voice can be heard on Fonda Rae's "Touch Me (All Night Long)", Shannon's "You Blew" and "Spark In Your Life", Skipworth and Turner's "Thinking About Your Love" and on the Cover Girls "Spring Love" that she co-wrote and co-produced for Fever records.
Over the years Rainy has evolved and now is CEO / Founder of Rainysongs Entertainment. www.rainysongs.com