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Band of Rain: Press Info

Band of Rain - July 1, 2017

 

Band of Rain began around 2001.

Founder member Chris Gill, had up to that time been playing in various bands across the USA and Europe, but decided to spend more time recording his own music.

 

Band of Rain set up a recording studio in mid Wales and soon after the first album DEEP SPACE was released in 2004.

 

Through friends of friends the album got played on radio stations all over the world, and Band of Rain soon had a following and the album sold very well. It also received great reviews. (Full reviews in several languages of the 4 albums so far... can be read at www.bandofrain.com)

 

Chris with some guest musicians recorded the second album called GARLANDS in 2005.

 

To date this is still the highest selling album by Band of Rain and again received excellent reviews around the world.

 

Kenny Solomon of the now closed down Progressive Soundscapes radio in the USA became a big fan of Band of Rain. He signed them up to his own label AmBeCa Records with his business partner Janie Lindenbaum. The next Band of Rain album ARTS & ALLUREMENTS 2007 was AmBeCa Records first release.

 

AmBeCa and the parent company Swiss Navy Productions organised a press and radio campaign which lead to massive exposure across the USA - to this day the majority of the bands fans are in the USA - Canada and South America.

 

Soon after a live band was formed to promote the new album as well as some of the older material…There were shows in London and the Midlands with Crimson Sky as support. A mini tour was then put together where Band of Rain were going to support The Reasoning, as well as being invited to do a showcase gig at The Classic Rock Society in Rotherham….In the meantime Kenny Solomon had family problems and disappeared from the music world, but he did release Band of Rain from any contractual commitments. The band split up shortly afterwards.

Chris Gill went back in to the studio and recorded the 4th album SUN IN VIII in 2011. A 5th album “THE LURE OF LAUDANUM “is due for release end of July 2017.

The Lure of Laudanum - June 7, 2017

             The Lure of Laudanum Summer 2017

 

Band of Rain are releasing their 5th album The Lure of Laudanum, at the end of July 2017.

It will be available as a CD from their website at www.bandofrain.com and globally through CD Baby.

Downloads will be via i tunes globally and many other reputable download sites. It will be available for streaming via Spotify etc.

Described as Progressive Rock with Gothic edges, the new album pushes ever deeper in to the gothic arena.

Band of Rain’s music is thought provoking but easy on the ear.  

Personnel:

Chris Gill

Chris is the founder member of Band of Rain and has written and recorded over 20 albums so far, four of which are Band of Rain: Deep Space 2004Garlands 2005Arts & Allurements 2007 and Sun in VIII 2011. Each album gets played around the world from tiny college radio stations to the BBC.

Chris is a lead guitarist first and foremost but can play a lot of other instruments. Chris has played in various bands since 1968 and has toured in the USA and across Europe.

Julie Murray Anderson

All the lyrics and vocal melodies were written and performed by Julie. She also co-wrote a lot of the music on the album, in particular the title track.  Julie’s credits include work with HawkwindHarvey Bainbridge - Sendelica & Tubilah Dog.

Steve Mills

Steve co-wrote and performed some of the lyrics as well as performing the vocals on “Love and Death in Detroit” Steve also gave invaluable advice on production throughout. Steve was a mainstay of the festival scene and worked with many bands, as well as live work with Dave Brock. Steve records his own music under the name of Tubilah Dog.

Micha Steinbacher

Micha hails from Frankfurt and plays many instruments. He also mastered the album. Micha plays bass on two of the tracks and put together the final track, Lydian Flight.

Gordo Bennett

Gordo is based in Buffalo, New York, and has a unique guitar style. Gordo was asked if he would contribute a solo for the song “Ancient Electric” He said that he would, and played the perfect solo for the song. Gordo records his own music under the title Gormusic. His space rock albums are immense.

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