The Rainband comissioned for short film
Trevor Williams, star of Ken Loach’s 2010 acclaimed film ‘Route Irish’, has approached The Rainband to write the title song for his new short film, ‘Plenty more fish in the sea’.
Ken Loach, the legendary film maker and Rebecca O’Brien, of Sixteen Films Production, are advising Williams in his directing debut.
The gritty northern film based on a forty year old man who’s been married twenty years with two children, centres around a foray into internet dating and a doomed affair.
The Rainband’s song ‘Careful What You Wish For’ will be released when the film premieres at Cannes Film festival in May 2013.
This year has been a momentous one for the band as they have been handpicked by the O2 event group as one of four UK bands to be acknowledged as ‘Rising Stars’ and they invited The Rainband to the BRITs. The o2 group picked the band after their major headline show at the HMV Ritz in December.
Martin Finnigan, singer of The Rainband, said:
“Being asked to write a song for this film is an honour. The film is amazing. This coupled with being picked as rising stars at the BRITs means this year has started with a bang.”
The band has also been nominated by The Natter magazine as Band of the Year and completed major recent support slots with Simple Minds, The Charlatans and Ocean Colour Scene.
With flavours of Madchester stalwarts – The Stone Roses, Oasis and The Charlatans, The Rainband consists of four lads with serious Madchester pedigree. Guitarist Phil Rainey was previously a member of Peter Hook’s cult combo Monaco.
The band has been applauded by legendary Manchester musicians from Johnny Marr to Liam Gallagher to Tim Booth of the band James. The Rainband's debut EP and single She’s a Rainbow is out now on Affinity Records and available on iTunes and in all good record stores.
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