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Digital stream of The Rainband live on Rai 5

A full 10 minute feature on the band went out on Italian national TV station Rai 5 on May 28th 2013. The band were interviewed in the Milan studios and performed a stripped back set including last years top 10 Italian and UK single ‘Rise Again’ and new album tracks ‘Fire’ and ‘Careful What You Wish For’.

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The Rainband live on Rai 5 Italy

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Italy May / June tour details

Tomorrow we set off on the long journey south to Rome with a series of major dates in Italy. Details below:

28 May Rai 5 TV – Milano – 0.15am
29 May Muzak – Roma
30 May – Black House Blues – Avellino
31 Mugello – Team Italia
1 June – Scarperia – Speed Sound II Festival

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3 songs recorded on Italian national TV

We’ve just finished recording 3 live acoustic tracks for the Italian TV channel Rai 5. All songs were from the new album ‘Thoughts & Images’ released in Autumn this year. Careful What You Wish, Fire and Rise Again.


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Italian national TV appearance

Today we record an acoustic performance of new album tracks on the Italian national TV channel Rai 5.


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Proud to headline MusicNight4Josh raising funds for Josh Wilson

On Friday 26 April we will headline a fantastic night of music at The Met, Bury. #MusicNight4Josh is taking place to help raise vital funds for young Bury lad, Josh Wilson. At 12 years old Josh has a reoccurring brain tumour and severe neuromuscular disabilities and the level of care needed requires a fully adapted home and specialist equipment. Despite the daily challenges he faces, Josh continues to make the world and everyone he meets smile.

Limited tickets are available at this link

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Glastonbury performance confirmed

We’re proud to announce The Rainband will perform at this years Glastonbury Festival on Friday 28th June. More information to follow.

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Over £7000 raised for The Christies Cancer Therapies ball

Thanks so much for all those who supported the recent Christies Cancer Therapies ball. An emotional and amazing night raising over £7,000 for a great cause. It was very special to play a part, and great to catch up with Rowetta who performed a brilliant set to head the night.

During the recent album recording sessions at Parr Street studios, Liverpool with producer Steve Pilgrim (drummer in Paul Weller’s band) the band organised for a drum skin to be signed by Weller and his band. The skin was auctioned during the evening contributing to the great total raised.

Martin and Phil with the signed Paul Weller drum skin

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New album acoustic performance announced in Greater Manchester. Friday 15th March

Catch The Rainband at an exclusive up close and personal performance at The Junction Inn, Oldham this Friday 15th March 2013, with the excellent Fraser King are support.

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Rainband Brixton Acoustic with Steve Craddock