NO MORE RAIN
No More Rain are a french indie-rock band based in Dublin. They just celebrated their first anniversary. The fifth-piece are currently working on their first album.
No More Rain are a progressive rock band. The lyrics mixing English and French, participate significantly to set a unique universe, both intense and energetic.
Raffiki are a band of six, consisting of Grace Tooher on vocals and mandolin, her brother James Tooher (Jimmy) on guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals, their cousin Laura Sheary on piano and vocals, Ciarán Toohey (Toots) on guitar and vocals, Seán Carroll (Jinky) on the bass and Brian Richardson on the drums.
Raffiki began at the start of the summer of 2010, and so far we have accomplished alot that were proud of. Having won our final round in the global youbloom awards with judges, Bob Geldof The Boomtown Rats, Conor McNicholas, NME editor 2002-09, cultural commentator, Nigel Grainge A&R incl. Sinead O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy, Steve Miller Band and Rupert Hine, Producer & songwriter incl. Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Wilson Phillips. We won a 1000 euro prize fund and were asked to continue on to the annual final. This enabled us to record our second EP. We also won The All Ireland Battle of the Bands 2011 and won the coveted prize of supporting Cathy Davey in the Portlaoise Sky Venue. We also played to the roof tops of our local town as The Guinnes World Record for 1000 elves in one place at one time was broken.
Having recently decided to make the move to The Big Schmoke aka Dublin, things are looking up. With James and Grace already here the rest are making their way. At the moment gig opportunites are looking good for us having played in many prestigious music venues in Dublin and more to come. Venues include The Sugar Club, The Mercantile, The Mezz, Sweeneys, The Workmans Club, The Button Factory, and Whelans as of June 20th.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie/Electro Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm til late (FREE ENTRY).