Paul Bain and Claire McArthur-Bain, are more than just a love story; they fuse a passion for Country Music with their eclectic musical influences and continue the tradition of exciting new music to emerge from Glasgow. Their electrifying live performances and sensational new music have elevated this impressive duo to new heights and cemented their place as one of the UK’s leading ‘new breed’ of Country acts.
With 16 awards in 5 years, and two critically acclaimed albums to their name, Raintown deliver a startling take on contemporary country that is both firmly-rooted and unashamedly forward-thinking. Their intensely charismatic live performances are imbued with a spirit and energy that make them a stand out act and one you must see.
Raintown's live reputation has continued to grow with sold out performances and live dates that included; a successful UK tour, Country2Country at London's O2 Arena, Nashville Meets London, Party at the Palace, Belladrum Festival, supporting Deacon Blue at Montrose Music Festival and Runrig at the iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.
Their sophomore release, ‘WRITING ON THE WALL’ continued their impressive development. It contains a polished mix of bright, up-tempo guitar-led Americana, Country pop-rock all arranged around superb harmonies and the duo’s trademark back and forth vocals. It has gained praise from fans and critics alike including five star review’s from both ‘Country Music People’ - who said, “every single track has something remarkable about it” - and Maverick Magazine which commented, “the record is truly excellent.”
“Country music in the UK has come of age in the last year and Raintown are front-and-centre in that surge. The new album is simply superb.”
John Collins - Presenter, Bauer City Network 2
“Go and see one of their dynamic live performances and get on the Raintown bandwagon because the best is yet to come”
Country Music People
“Everyone’s talking about Raintown.”
Baylen Leonard – BBC Radio 2 Country / Amazing Radio