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The Rainband at The Brit Awards

Check out the Manchester Evening News review of our Brit Awards 2012 attendance.


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The Rainband to play MotoGP at Silverstone

We’re delighted to announce we have been hand picked by the organisers of the British MotoGP at Silverstone to play at June’s event. The event attracts 80,000 Motorbike spectators each year. Details of an exclusive competition to join us on the weekend will follow shortly.

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Want to be an extra in a critically acclaimed movie with The Rainband?

Want to be an extra in a critically acclaimed movie with The Rainband? This coming Sunday we film our live music scene in the film ‘Plenty More Fish In The Sea’ at the 101 Bar on Silver Street in Bury. We’ll play this track exclusively live for the 1st time as a band. Filming begins at 4pm and will finish around 8pm. There’s then an aftershow party with some of Manchester’s finest DJ’s. Respond to this status if you want to be involved or email management@therainband.co.uk for more details.

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Brixton Jamm acoustic set from The Rainband supporting Steve Cradock

Steve CradockTonight Martin & Phil from The Rainband play an acoustic set supporting one of the most talented musicians of a generation Steve Cradock from Ocean Colour Scene. He brings his band to Jamm for an acoustic performance of some style and quality. After a recent visit to the venue which saw Steve Cradock play solo, we know how good this night is going to be so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity. Plus there is an amazing support set from Simon Townshend (The Who).


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The Rainband at the HMV Ritz. Interview with Martin & Steve and live tracks The Prodigal & Rise Again

Online music magazine Beatwolf came down to exclusively interview us during our gig at the HMV Ritz Manchester. Two track appear in this 10 minute documentary; The Prodigal and Rise Again

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Exclusive ‘fly-on-the-wall’ backstage footage shot by The Rainband at Manchester Apollo

Ever wondered what it’s like to walk on stage at a sold out Manchester Apollo? Before our tour with Ocean Colour Scene in December we certainly did! So now we’d like to share the experience with you all. We’ve edited exclusive behind the scenes footage (shot on Phil Rainey’s camera) of our entrance from dressing room to stage… Enjoy!

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FREE live album! A Christmas gift from The Rainband


As a Christmas thank you to our fans we’re giving away the whole live 8 tracks from our set at the O2 Manchester Apollo during our December 2011 tour with Ocean Colour Scene. Simply email management@therainband.co.uk and we’ll send you the link to download the full live album in mp3 format.

The Rainband live at Manchester Apollo