Raintown

“Raintown are just what the UK country scene needs. They 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/UK Country Radio) Fresh from making history, as the first ever Scottish act invited to perform at the CMA Global Artist Party at CMA Fest 2011 in Nashville - Tennessee, hotly tipped duo, Raintown, are already creating quite a buzz. They are being hailed as the UK’s answer to US super-group Lady Antebellum. “This duo from Scotland has already created a big buzz in the industry. They are being hailed (for the best of reasons) as Britain's answer to Lady Antebellum. The American super-group are certainly a major influence on Raintown but they bring plenty more to the table.” Stuart Cameron – Up Country Magazine Fusing their passion for Country Music with the eclectic musical influences of their homeland, Raintown, Paul Bain and Claire McArthur, are a contemporary twist on the country duo’s of the past. 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; it’s easy to see and hear why they are the hottest new act in Contemporary Country Music. We asked Raintown, what they want people to hear when they listen to their music, they reply. ”Passion, honesty and hope; It’s Contemporary Country Music, with a Scottish twist.” They added, “Country Music and its influence have always transcended geographical borders and although we have a different accent, it is still songs about real life seeking expression through lyrics and music.”