“Wet Wet Wet had all agreed that Raintown were the real deal as far as music was concerned. The feedback from our own fan base has been brilliant and their live performance on the night was outstanding.” Tommy Cunningham – Wet Wet Wet
They made history, as the first ever Scottish act invited to perform at the CMA Fest 2011 - Global Artist Party in Nashville and were invited back in 2012 to represent the UK once again at the biggest Country Music festival in the world. There is no doubting that Raintown are already creating quite a buzz.
“Based on their album, I expected the live Raintown experience to be enjoyable. But I was hardly prepared for the show-stealing triumph that they put on at the Stage on Lower Broadway in Nashville. I could sense the ripples spreading through the room as everyone realised, “These people could be REALLY big..." Pat Geary (Voice of Country: Nashville – CMA International Broadcaster 2003)
Fusing their passion for Country Music with the eclectic musical influences of their homeland, Raintown are continuing the tradition of exciting new music to emerge from Glasgow. Their catchy hooks and dynamic male/female harmonies are delivered with a passion and style that demands attention, while their carefully crafted lyrics articulate some very human emotions in a sincere, ‘heart on the sleeve’ kind of way. This is highlighted in their debut album, ‘Hope in Troubled Times,’ which was acclaimed by critics and fans alike.
Raintown is certainly the sound of a duo staking their claim in the world of Country Music and in the process, redefining our expectations of what to expect from a European based act. It moved one commentator to say, ‘we could be witnessing the first European Country Superstars in the making.’
“Raintown are one of the few UK artists whose music can be played seamlessly alongside the big Nashville-produced country hits of today.” Allan Watkiss- CMA International Broadcaster 2010 (BBC Radio Sheffiled)
Jul 21 ThursdayLondon, UK O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire