Raine Maida (born February 18, 1970 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian singer/songwriter. He is the current lead singer of the Canadian alternative rock band, Our Lady Peace and was known for his unique countertenor nasal falsetto singing voice.
Maida in 2007
|Birth name||Michael Anthony Maida|
|Born||February 18, 1970|
Weston, Ontario, Canada
|Genres||Rock, post-grunge, alternative, spoken word|
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals, piano, drums, congas|
|Years active||since 1992|
|Labels||Kingnoise Records, Columbia, Sony BMG|
|Associated acts||Our Lady Peace|
He began a solo career in 2006 and released a EP called Love Hope Hero on November 14, 2006. Maida is also a well known producer producing songs for act's like Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, David Cook and Carrie Underwood.
Maida is involved with numerous charities including War Child and was also a critic of the Iraq War as well as former U.S. president George W. Bush. He is married to Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk. Maida and Kreviazuk have three children together. They won the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in 2011 for their high ideals and humanitarian service.