Rainbreakers are a four piece blues-rock band from Shrewsbury with a couple of EPS and a blues award nomination already in the bag. They are influenced by the music of the ‘60s and ‘70s and add a modern twist to create a distinctive sound that bridges the gap between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul. They’ve grabbed the attention of critics and fans, touring with the likes of The Devon Allman Band and Laurence Jones, made appearances at blues festivals, and also received airplay on BBC Radio 2.
Their latest single, 'Heavy Soul' was released 20th April and it's full of soul and packed with character; an incredibly expressive and passionate song about anxiety and depression, both of which lead singer, Ben Edwards, has admitted to suffering with himself.
The song is a beautiful fusion of rock, blues and soul, tender yet edgy, and showcases Edwards' mellow vocals. There seems to be a cathartic value to the track for the band, as well as trying to raise awareness and increase understanding. It's a powerful message delivered through a mesmerising track which isn't heavy-handed and could be taken at face value as just a great song.
The groove is very laid back and fabulously soulful, oozing charm, and it really grasps your attention as every note demands your respect and every line, rich and warm in tone, garners your contemplation. The instrumental is subtle and understated, and the track displays a true appreciation of blues based music. Simple lovely.
The Rainbreakers are:
Ben Edwards – Vocals & Guitar
Charlie Richards – Lead Guitar
Peter Adams – Bass
Sam Edwards – Drums