The Rainband perform acoustically at James’ PRS Music Hertitage Award at The Hacienda

It was both an honour and a privilege to perform our music in front of Manchester legends James following their PRS Music Heritage Award and plaque unveiling outside the site of the original Hacienda building.

The Rainband perform at James' Music Heritage Award unveiling

The band and its members Tim Booth, Jim Glennie, Larry Gott, Saul Davies, Mark Hunter and David Baynton-Power, together with Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order fame were in attendance.

The Rainband performed a stripped down acoustic version of the set consisting of Rise Again, I Believe In You, The Prodigal, She’s A Rainbow/Tomorrow medley and Headlong.

For more information on the award click here

PRS Music Award

James first gigged here 17th September 1982

The Rainband return back home to Manchester

Following a successful tour of the UK taking in dates from Glasgow, Hull, Liverpool & London The Rainband return back to their home town with a SOLD OUT date at FAC251 The Factory Manchester. This date sold out within the first few days of going on sale back in August. Enjoy!

The Prodigal final mix completed

We’re delighted to announce that the final tweaks to next single The Prodigal have were completed this evening at Blueprint Studios Salford and it’s sounding greater than ever.

Now let’s go home to bed!

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The Rainband headline HMV Ritz Manchester December 18th 2011

Bury FC take to the field to The Rainband during local derby v Rochdale at Gigg Lane

The new re-mix of The Prodigal featuring Rowetta from The Happy Mondays got an exclusive airing during the Lancashire derby Bury v Rochdale. The Shakers took to the field to the track at a packed Gigg Lane.

The less said about the result the better! Let’s just hope they didn’t think the tune jinxed them in some way!

August Bank Holiday – 4 days, 5 gigs!


The Bank Holiday begins on Friday for us as we head north of the border to play 2 gigs in Scotland. We play the Pretty Green store in Glasgow at 5pm on the 26th followed by a headline spot at the recently opened Stairway Club later that evening. Pretty Green is free to attend. The Stairway Club is £5 entrance.

Saturday sees us head over to Liverpool to play Matthew Street Festival (Zanzibar) at 2pm. Following this we then race over to Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale to headline the main stage at Lake Festival (9pm).

On Bank Holiday Monday we headline the charity event Glaston-Bury in Bury, Lancashire. The events sees numerous bars and clubs open throughout the day with over 60 bands performing. Entrance is £5 which gets you a day pass in any of the venues. We play the main stage at The Elizabethan Suite at 9pm.

Have a great weekend!

New photoshoot for Pretty Green Glasgow in-store this Friday

As part of our Pretty Green in-store performance in Glasgow this Friday (26th August) we recently undertook a photoshoot for Liam Gallagher’s store in Manchester. More photos will be added soon but here’s a sneak preview of the shoot.

The Rainband Pretty Green

New tour dates to be added soon

We’re just finalising some dates for August in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester along with an Autumn tour visiting Hull, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Chester. The exact dates will be added early next week. To keep updated with our live performances visit our Gigs section