Since forming in 2012, Rainbreakers have developed their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, bridging the gaps between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul, exemplifying a diverse and ever-growing musical palette. The songs can shift between gritty to delicate in an instant while the melodic and pop-like hooks combined with the raw and garage-esque backdrop forge an inspiring combination. Ultimately the band’s outlook is to produce authenticity, may that be lyrically or sonically, to create a sound that truly represents themselves as well as their experiences.
The band’s spirit draws significant influence from older artists such as Free and Humble Pie, yet expresses a strong connection with contemporary bands like The London Souls, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr. Although Rainbreakers evidently show a great fascination with sounds from the past, they are by no means purists. While recalling elements of their predecessors, the band has a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strives to craft a melting pot of musicianship, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves.
Since the release of their “Blood Not Brass” EP, Rainbreakers have found themselves being featured extensively throughout a variety of media platforms. The Blues Magazine and Blues and Soul magazine have each celebrated the band’s refreshing outlook on the blues/rock scene, while radio stations across the country and most notably The Paul Jones Show on BBC Radio 2 have all featured their songs respectively.
In the last year, Rainbreakers have reached new heights, with a string of live dates up and down the country supporting the likes of Corky Laing (Mountain), The London Souls, The Devon Allman Band and Laurence Jones. Their performance at this year’s Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness saw them win the crowd vote on The Introducing Stage and gain a place on The Main Stage at next year’s festival. The bands efforts have even gained the attention of The British Blues Awards, who nominated Rainbreakers for The Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist 2016.
This band is not to be missed on Saturday at The Lake Distict Boat Club.