Following its showcase on Eurosport’s coverage of this weekends MotoGP, we’re pleased to premiere the video to Rise Again here on TheRainband.co.uk. The track feature’s former World Superbike champion James Toseland on piano and is available to download from iTunes and other providers on 17 June with all profits going to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation.
We’re pleased to announce the video to forthcoming single Rise Again will premiere on Eurosport tomorrow at 3pm during their coverage of the MotoGP from Catalunya. Following this the official premiere of the video will be online to the world here at TheRainband.co.uk
To celebrate the premiere subscribers to our website mailing list have the chance to win a limited edition Rise Again CD signed by Paolo Simoncelli, Kate Fretti, James Toseland and the band. To subscribe click here
The sleeve artwork for the forthcoming single Rise Again below. Hope you like it as much as the band do
Exclusive 30 second sneak preview of the video to ‘Rise Again’. Single is out on June 18th. All profits to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation
Rise Again’ is the 4th single by Manchester’s The Rainband. It will be released as a download on June 18th following the bands live performance at The British MotoGP at Silverstone. Former world champion James Toseland plays piano on the track.
Marco Simoncelli was tragically killed at last years Malaysian MotoGP. The band were contacted by The Marco Simoncelli Foundation after writing the track and will donate all profits to the foundation which was set up in his name. The Marco Simoncelli Foundation aim is to build hospitals around the world for the disabled.
As mentioned in the Eurosport video below all profits from our next single ‘Rise Again’ will go to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation.
We’ve teamed up with keepbritainbiking.com to give everyone the chance to own an exclusive limited edition ‘Super Sic 58 Rise Again’ T-shirt. All profits from the T-Shirt sales will go to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation.
The Rainband chosen for Simoncelli tribute with single ‘Rise Again’ with all profits going to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation
The Rainband, will speed into the summer, after being chosen to perform their second single ‘Rise Again’, as a tribute to motorbike legend, Marco Simoncelli, at the British Moto GP.
Rise Again will be released as a single on 18th June with all profits to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation.
The band was contacted by the Marco Simoncelli Foundation to write a single to honour the Italian motor racing hero, who died at the 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix, aged just 24.
Rise Again will be officially released on 18 June and the band are currently filming the accompanying video in Marco’s hometown of Coriano, Italy.
Martin Finnigan, singer of The Rainband, said:
“Being invited to open the French and Italian motor shows is a big honour for us. We’re performing in aid of the Marco Simoncelli Foundation, whose sole focus is to build a specialist hospital for disabled people in Rimini. All proceeds from our single will go straight to the charity.
“Rise Again is one of our best songs and is a brilliant soundtrack to the Foundation and a fitting tribute to remarkable man.”
The band has invited double world moto GP super bike world champion, James Toseland, to play piano on the track. He knew Marco personally and on hearing the song wanted to perform with The Rainband.
2012 has been a momentous year for the band which has seen them write the title track for Trevor Williams’ short film ‘Plenty More Fish in the Sea’. They have also been named by the O2 event group as ‘Rising Stars’ at the BRITs. Recent support slots include Simple Minds, The Charlatans and Ocean Colour Scene.
With flavours of Madchester stalwarts – The Stone Roses, Oasis and The Charlatans, The Rainband consists of four lads with serious Madchester pedigree. Guitarist Phil Rainey was previously a member of Peter Hook’s cult combo Monaco.
The band has been applauded by legendary Manchester musicians from Johnny Marr to Liam Gallagher to Tim Booth of the band James. The Rainband’s debut EP and single She’s a Rainbow is out now on Affinity Records and available on iTunes and in all good record stores.