A ‘Storm’ is coming in 2017!!!

The Rainband have been busy locked away in their Salford studio over the last few months, mixing and mastering their next album ‘Satellite Sunrise’. The first single to be released from this will be ‘Storm’. Here’s a quick sneak preview of the track. More to follow! Enjoy…


Rainband join Badly Drawn Boy and Black Rivers to play Syria Relief gig to raise money for refugees

People Over Borders

We’re delighted to announce The Rainband will perform at a benefit gig to provide help and supplies to families in Syria and the refugee camps in Macedonia Greece and Hungary.

‘People Over Borders’ takes place at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on Sunday 20th September. The line-up includes Badly Drawn Boy, Black Rivers, Graeme Park, Mike Joyce, Dub Sex, Denise Johnson, Luke Unabomber, Dave Haslam, Jez Kerr, Liam Frost, Gareth Brooks and A Certain Ratio

For more information and tickets visit http://www.peopleoverborders.org.uk


Austria here we come!

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On Friday 11th September we travel across Europe again to perform at the European Bike Week in Faaker See, Austria. We play the main stage on Saturday 12th September at 9.45pm.

The event is sponsored by Harley Davidson and after starting the riding season with the regular Euro Festival event in the Golfe de St Tropez, they sign off in style with the grandest event of them all, and one that has become a real ‘must’ on the calendar of many of their most loyal customers.

There is an amazing schedule of events to suit all tastes, and a music line-up to savour.

For tickets and information click here hogeuropegallery.com/ebw/music/


(Flixton Festival) The Rainband play hometown event

In September the band head off into Europe again to play a number of gigs in Austria for Harley Davidson. Before these shows they will play a series of warm ups in the North West including a special home-coming gig in at the Flixton Festival.

The Flixton Festival is an annual family event hosted by Flixton Cricket Club. Tickets can be purchased online through skiddle at the following link.

Buy Tickets Here

Flixton Festival


Puerto Sherry Festival Confirmed in Southern Spain

We’re delighted to announce we will play the Puerto Sherry Festival main stage in Southern Spain on Saturday June 20th. The festival is in association with Harley Davidson and celebrates the world’s best motorcycles during one of the biggest events in Europe.

Tickets are priced at €22.50 and can be purchased from the following link www.hogeuropegallery.com/european-hog-rally/

Puerto Sherry Festival Spain


Isle Of Wight tickets. And the winner is….

Amanda Cook is the winner of two full festival camping passes!!!! Congratulations, we’ll see you there.

We have two more to give away so keep checking back on this site. More details to follow.


BBC Radio Manchester Interview

Liam Bradford interviews Rainband guitarist Phil Rainey live on BBC Radio Manchester on Easter Monday. Everything from the Isle Of Wight Festival, BL9weekender, Mugello MotoGP, Paolo Nutini tour and new album discussed including exclusive first ever play of new track ‘Ghost’



We have a new drummer!

The Rainband

We’d really pleased to welcome our new drummer James Cowell to The Rainband.

After five years of dedication our original drummer Steve decided to leave. He had this message for everyone.

“I would like to thank all of you who took the time and effort to support The Rainband; from those of you who were there at the beginning, right through to the lovely people we met in Italy on the Paolo Nutini tours. My fondest memories of The Rainband will always be those of the friends we made along the way. You’re all fantastic and it’s because of you that I enjoyed my time with the band so much. As for the lads, Joe, Sam, Phil and Martin, I know I have made friends for life in them and will continue to support them in all their future endeavours. Thanks for the adventure lads! It’s been a blast!”

Steve has plans to start a new musical project over the summer and we will bring you news of that as it develops. We wish him all the best for his future musical projects.