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20/05/2012

The Rainband mentioned on Eurosport during the MotoGP qualifying for Simoncelli single

As mentioned in the Eurosport video below all profits from our next single ‘Rise Again’ will go to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation.

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19/05/2012

Pre-order a limited edition ‘Super Sic 58 Rise Again’ T-shirt

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.

Click here to visit Keep Britain Biking and order yours.

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18/05/2012

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.

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18/05/2012

The Rainband affronteranno l’estate a tutto gas, dopo essere stato scelti per eseguire ‘Rise Again’ il loro secondo singolo, in omaggio alla leggenda delle due ruote, Marco Simoncelli

The Rainband affronteranno l’estate a tutto gas, dopo essere stato scelti per eseguire ‘Rise Again’ il loro secondo singolo, in omaggio alla leggenda delle due ruote, Marco Simoncelli, al MotoGP di Gran Bretagna.

Rise Again uscirà come singolo il 18 giugno, e tutti i profitti andranno alla “Fondazione Marco Simoncelli”.

La band ha scritto un singolo per onorare l’eroe italiano delle corse, chemorì nel 2011 durante il Gran Premio della Malesia, all’età di soli 24anni.

Rise Again sarà ufficialmente lanciato il 18 giugno e la band sta attualmente girando il video nella città natale di Marco, Coriano, in Italia.

Martin Finnigan , cantante dei The Rainband, ha dichiarato: “Essere invitati ad aprire i GP francese e italiano è un grande onore per noi. Stiamo esibendoci in aiuto della Fondazione Marco Simoncelli, il cui unico obiettivo è quello di costruire un ospedale specializzato per disabili a Rimini. Tutti i proventi del nostro singolo andranno direttamente in beneficenza.

“Rise Again è uno dei nostri migliori pezzi ed è una colonna sonora perfetta per la Fondazione, oltre ad un giusto tributo per un uomo di indiscusso spessore”.

La band ha invitato il due volte campione del mondo delle Super Bike, James Toseland, a suonare il pianoforte in pista. James conosceva Marco personalmente e una volta ascoltata la canzone. ha voluto esibirsi con The Rainband.

2012 è stato un anno importante per la band che li ha visti scrivere il brano iniziale per il cortometraggio di Trevor Williams “Plenty more fish in the sea” ; Sono stati anche nominati dal gruppo di eventi “O2″+ come i veri astri nascenti del panorama inglese, ai recenti BRITS.

altre chicche includono le collaborazioni con Simple Minds, The Charlatans e Ocean Colour Scene.

Con note che ricordano gli irriducibili del Madchester -the Stone Roses, Oasis e The Charlatans, The Rainband è composto da quattro ragazzi con un perfetto pedigree da “Madchester”. Il chitarrista Phil Rainey era in precedenza un membro della cricca “Peter Hook combo Monaco”.

La band è stato applaudita da musicisti leggendari di Mancheste,r da Johnny Marr a Liam Gallagher a Tim Booth dei James.

L’EP di debutto dei Rainband e il singolo “She’s A Rainbow” è uscito sotto etichetta Affinity Records, e sono disponibili su iTunes e in tutti i migliorinegozi di dischi .

Tutti i profitti del singolo “rise again” del 18 giugno, andranno alla fondazione Marco simoncelli www.marcosimoncellifondazione.it

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24/04/2012

Sponsor Guitarist Phil Rainey as he runs this weekends Manchester Marathon for The Marco Simoncelli Foundation

Rise Again Super Sic 58On Sunday 30th April lead guitarist and co-founder of The Rainband Phil Rainey will run the Manchester Marathon in aid of The Marco Simoncelli Foundation.

You can sponsor Phil by donating using the button below:
Donate to The Marco Simoncelli Foundation

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23/04/2012

Photos of The Rainband’s visit to Coriano, Italy to shoot the video for Rise Again and meet the Simoncelli family

Last week Martin flew out to southern Italy with Seveer Media to film the video for Rise Again in Marco Simoncelli’s hometown.

It certainly was an emotional trip for the team. Martin said “Words are beyond me when I think of the Simoncelli familly. They welcomed us like we were family from day one. Paolo is an amazing man and has strength beyond my comprehension. The foundation is something we are proud to be a part of.”

Paulo, Kate & Martin

Coriano

Marco Simoncelli 58

Marco 58 - Rise Again. The Rainband

The Marco Simoncelli Foundation

The Marco Simoncelli Foundation

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20/04/2012

World Superbike champion James Toseland records piano on ‘Rise Again’ in memory of Simoncelli

This week has been a monumental one for the band. We have shot the upcoming video for next single Rise Again in Marco Simoncelli’s hometown of Coriana, southern Italy and have also had former World Superbike champion (and a close friend of Marco’s) James Toseland record an epic piano part for the track in Manchester.

See James in action below:

James Toseland with Steve & Phil from The Rainband

James Toseland (centre) with Steve & Phil from The Rainband

James Toseland recording with The Rainband

James Toseland with Dave Tolan, Phil Rainey and Steve Irlam from The Rainband

James Toseland on piano with Dave Tolan (Producer) and Phil Rainey, Steve Irlam from The Rainband