Ken Loach commissions The Rainband

Ken Loach, the legendary film maker, has approached The Rainband to write the title song for his new short film ‘Plenty More Fish in The Sea’.

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.

The film stars Trevor Williams who played the lead role in Loach’s 2010 film ‘Route Irish’.

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 a film Ken is involved with is something we are honoured to do. Couple that 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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For further information, photos or to arrange an interview contact:

Rachael Richards on

07816 974473

To book the band contact:

Damian Morgan on

07887 878887