Raincity is a
Vancouver-based funk band making waves with their unique sound.
Fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals, their audacious performances are loaded with engaging interplay and explosive energy. The five members of Raincity combine their eclectic influences including Amy Winehouse and Moon Hooch, creating a distinctive sound with infectious grooves, chameleon tones, and no regard for boundaries. Each musician is equipped with as much personality as style, leading to a dynamic live experience that is unapologetic and empowering.
Raincity first came together as a jazz trio in 2016, known then as ‘Raincity Blue’ before eventually growing to a 5-piece. With the support of Creative BC and the BC Music Fund, they recorded their debut album “Stuck on Replay” at Rain City Recorders in August 2017. They released the album at the Wise Hall in January 2018 to a sold-out audience. Early in 2018 the band progressed to the Top 100 of CBC Searchlight, won the Hard Rock Casino's Rock the Mic competition and the Music Heals Covers for the Cause contest.
Throughout 2018, Raincity performed at a number of festivals including Victoria’s Rifflandia, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and with the help of FACTOR, presented at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. They appeared in articles on the Vancouver 24 Hr, Do250, The Nanaimo News Bulletin, Snipe News, and featured as guests on radio stations such as Pacific Sound Radio, Roundhouse Radio, and CiTR Radio.
Most recently Raincity won The Roxy Launch Project which serendipitously happened the day before they headed into Warehouse Studios to record their upcoming EP, set to release in 2019.