Every now and again a band comes along that sounds like the start of something very special – and The Rainband are that band.” – BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins.
This February, the critically acclaimed Rainband will return to King George’s Hall.
In recent years Rainband have had critical and commercial success with their tracks ‘Rise Again’ and ‘Sirens’, both achieving top 10 positions in the UK Indie singles chart.
Originating from the legendary Manchester’s music scene, The Rainband formed in 2010 by singer Martin Finnigan and guitarist Phil Rainey – former band mate of Peter Hook in Monaco – later joined by drummer Steve Irlam, multi-instrumentalist Joe Wilson and Sam Wilson on bass.
Tipped for greatness by everyone from BBC 6 Music to Rolling Stone Magazine, and following a string of mesmerising performances last year at major festivals such as Glastonbury and during their UK & European tour, The Rainband returned this spring with a stunning new single, a new EP and a UK tour which sold out Manchester’s Band on the Wall.
With high-shine production, The Rainband’s sound is a noteworthy example of how the genre can manifest itself in pop music today.
Calling on a medley of guitars, keys, smashing drums and Martin Finnigan’s vocal power, the powerful rhythms and epic melodies the band are widely acclaimed for have cemented their seat at new independent rock’s head table.
The Rainband’s new album, ‘The Shape of Things To Come’ is now available to pre-order online via major music outlets, ahead of its general release on February 2nd 2018.
“These boys are one the finest bands you could see… I love the new sound of Storm.” Paolo Nutini
“Manchester is Rising Again and The Rainband are the sound of it… Ones to watch”
Rolling Stone Magazine, Italy
“An amazing band with hearts as big as their songs”
Clint Boon, Radio X / Inspiral Carpets
VENUE: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. BB2 1AA
DATE: Friday 16th February 2018
TICKET PRICE: £8
Tickets are available
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.