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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

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Massive thanks to everyone who came to the HMV Ritz Manchester

What a night and what a crowd! With sub zero temperatures outside and Christmas around the corner for us to pack out the HMV Ritz Manchester capped off a momentous year for The Rainband. We’d just like to wish you all a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Rainband HMV Ritz Manchester

Many of you have asked for the set listings at recent gigs so here’s last nights:

I Believe In You
Broken Youth
Stars Collide
Two Ways
We Are Free
Is This What You Want
She’s A Rainbow
The Prodigal
Rise Again


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The Prodigal (featuring Rowetta) out now

Our latest single release The Prodigal is out today and can be purchased online from iTunes and Amazon. The remixed track features guest vocals from Manchester legend Rowetta.

The Prodigal featuring Rowetta


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The tour begins at a very cold Etihad Stadium and a very ‘hot’ Engine Shed, Lincoln with Ocean Colour Scene

Despite being called The Rainband we’re usually blessed with great weather for outdoor gigs. Delamere Forest with Simple Minds was a balmy 30 degrees in July. I suppose it was pushing our luck somewhat playing outdoors in Manchester in December! Despite the howling wind, driving rain and temperatures just above freezing the 20 minute set at Manchester City before the Norwich game was a huge success. Our 5 song set complementing City’s 5 goals nicely.

Following on from Manchester City we then had to swifty hit the road to get to Lincoln for our soundcheck supporting Ocean Colour Scene on their Moseley Shoals tour. As you can see from the pics below the crowd and atmosphere for this Saturday night gig was amazing. Our 40 minute set consisted of 2 new tunes; ‘Star’s Collide and ‘Cover All Bases’.

On we roll (n’ rock!) to Glasgow Barrowlands on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Licoln Engine Shed

Lincoln Engine Shed