Folk Band

Brides of Rain

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Folk Band
Kent
Alternative folk & world music ensemble

Brides of Rain consists of a pool of professional musicians from different musical backgrounds from across Kent (and beyond). Gigs consist of a core group of players with combinations of additional musicians for different gigs. Breathing new life into familiar genres from around the world, such as folk, blues, and cabaret, weaving in a more primal and ethnic vibe, with a hefty kick provided by a heavy rock rhythm section. One minute you're hearing rough, dark and raw blues, then the next minute you're thrown into the hypnotic trance-like rhythms of pagan songs and Bacchanalian dances. We perform as anything from an acoustic 5 piece to a full plugged in 11/12 piece. 'Brides of Rain' was formed in March 2011, and after several experiments with instrumentation and musicians over the years, settled on the current 8-piece line up in Summer 2015. Since starting up, the band have enjoyed playing on the Kent festival circuit, including Broadstairs Folk Week, Rochester Sweeps Festival, Folk & Ale Festival (Sandwich), Rochester LitFest, and Baypoint Festival among others.

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