Big Rain "THE CURE FOR THE WOKINGMAN'S BLUES"

Big Rain "THE CURE FOR THE WOKINGMAN'S BLUES"

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Big Rain, the definitive workingman’s band with sweet vocal harmonies, brings its award-winning brand of country rock, crossing over from Rock, to Blues and more. Fresh off the release of several number one adult contemporary singles, these boys dish up full-bodied boot tapping fun.

Biography

Bruce Guynn & Big Rain, Featuring Peter Alaimo
THE CURE FOR THE "WORKINGMANS" BLUES

NEW SINGLE, (RECIPE FOR A BROKEN HEART) IMPACTING RADIO NOW!!

At # 8 On Top 40 European International Airplay Chart.

At # 71 Top 200 International Country Airplay Chart.

Big Rain, the definitive workingman's band with sweet vocal harmonies, brings its award-winning brand of country rock, crossing over from Rock, to Blues and more. Fresh off the release of several number one adult contemporary singles, these boys dish up full-bodied boot tapping fun.

With Industry Honors as Vocal Group of the Year, Nominations for Crossover Artist of the Year, and consistently in the top 10 and 30 on various national music charts, the radio waves began to spread the music throughout the world in greater volume landing Bruce Guynn & Big Rain at # 17 on the European (ECMA) Music Top 100 Chart.

Along with several number ones on some national charts this current wave of popularity has placed them at # 42 in the Top 200 Most Popular Artists in Europe, a number one song in Poland, # 2 in Belgium, a # 3 in the UK, # 8 in the Netherlands, and last October the airplay in Australia warranted a radio tour.

After 14 years, over 1,200 performances, four albums, four single releases, and tours from Shanghai to Iraq, Australia and the good old USA the band continues to evolve. With performances at the American Embassy in Cairo Egypt, the Shanghai International Music Festival, and concerts for the Troops in Iraq and Kuwait they feel they have been able to spread good will through their music.

They have just recorded a new single, Recipe For A Broken Heart, which will be released soon. For this record Pete and Bruce wanted to get back to there roots, and where it all started. So they got together with there old mates from the Oak Records days, Chet McCracken and Doug Livingston. They brought along there old producer in spirit only, as he died three years ago. Bruce went as far as renting rooms in a cheap hotel in LA near the studio to recreate the feeling of those earlier days. They went into the studio with the desire to create magic once again and came out with what may be there best work to date.

Links and Contacts:
Bruce Guynn (831) 685-8663
www.bigrain.net
www.myspace.com/bigrainband
www.sonicbids.com/BigRain

BREAKING NEWS:

BIG RAIN SIGNS WITH WITH NEW COAST RECORDS

May 2008 #17 (ECMA CHART) (A EUROPEAN MAJOR MUSIC CHART)

BIG RAIN PERFORMS 15 CONCERTS FOR THE TROOPS IN KUWAIT, IRAQ, AND AT THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN CAIRO.

JANUARY 2008 AT #5 ON TOP 40 INTERNATIONAL MAIN STREAM CHART

BIG RAIN AT #42 ON TOP 200 INTERNATIONAL RADIO CHARTS.

SEPTEMBER 2007 AT # 35 0N TOP 40 INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CHART.

THE BAND BACK HOME AFTER PERFORMING 21 AMAZING CONCERTS IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

AUGUST 2007, "CAN'T TAKE THAT"
#5 INDIEWORLD TOP 40 CHART

BIG RAIN AT # 42 ON TOP 200 INTERNATIONAL RADIO CHARTS.

BIG RAIN SIGNS WITH COMSTOCK RECORDS FOR INTERNATIONAL RELEASE

FOUR SONGS CHART IN THE TOP 10 & 40 IN SEVERAL RADIO FORMATS ALONG WITH TWO #1 HITS ON THE U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL CHARTS.

"DECEMBER NIGHT" HITS #1 ON THE CHARTS. IN FEBRUARY 2007.

"SWEET INSPIRATION"
#1 On AC/Hot AC Top 30 Indie Chart, October 2006
#2 On AC/Hot AC Main Chart, October 2006
#1 On IndieWorld Country Record Chart Oct, 2005

INDIEWORLD AWARDS 2006 WINNER

SELECTED AS BEST "VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR" INDIEWOLD AWARDS 2006

BIG RAIN NOMINATED FOR NEW MUSIC AWARDS
CROSSOVER ARTIST Of THE YEAR!

BIG RAIN SIGNS WITH OAK RECORDS

After the vote was in the band was Nominated By New Music Weekly with over 500 reporting radio stations tracking airplay on Top 40, Adult Contemporary, Country, and College Radio Charts.

THE SONG "SWEET INSPIRATION" ONE OF THE TOP MOVERS ON THE ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHARTS. IN THE TOP 100* FMQB/ACQB NATIONAL CHART!, #2* AC40 CHART/NMW!, #1 AC40 Indie Chart!, #15* TOP 100 CHART/NMW! THIS SONG HAS NOW CHARTED IN MULTIPLE RADIO FORMATS.

Bruce Guynn and Peter Alaimo started Big Rain in 1994 after meeting at a fitness center in their home town of Santa Cruz, California. After playing and writing in the studio for several months, they decided to take their new found vocal harmony and sound on the road. After trying many different names, Bruce mentioned the name Big Rain to Peter, as it had been raining everyday for months. The name sounded right and seemed to fit the situation. Plus, they are strong supporters of environmental causes.

Big Rain features the core duo of Bruce Guynn and Peter Alaimo supported by the world class dumming of Byron Bonham. Bruce Guynn handles lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar and keyboards. Peter Alamo plays lead and rhythm guitars and sings lead and vocal harmony. Other touring and recording members include some of the best players available. They are Chet McCracken and Doug Livingston on drums and steel pedal guitar. Both have recorded and toured with the bi

Discography

New Release, "Can't Take That"
Singles, "I'm Not Running", "Sweet Inspiration", "December Night". Full Length Albums Include: "Sound Of Freedom" 1998, "When Magic Strikes" 2000, "Private Collection" 2003, "Big Rain" 2005. Big Rain's airplay is growing on about 500 radio staions in the USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand. The band also has streaming play and downloads throuout the internet, and played on many internet radio stations and podcasts.

Set List

The set list includes up to 4 hours of classic cover music that includes Rock, Blues, Southern Rock, Country and Funk. Big Rain also performs many of their popular original songs. Our sets can be from 30 minute to 2 hours long.

SOME OF THE BANDS INFLUENCES:

Eagles, Ringo Star, Chuck Berry, George Strait, Credence Clearwater, Revival, Loggins & Messina,
BB King, Santana, WilsonPickett, Bruce Springsteen,
Bob Dylan, Albert King, Lynyard Shynyard, Beatles, Brooks & Dunn, John Denver, Buddy Holly, Doors, Dwight Yokam, Merle Haggard, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley Sting, Willy Dixon, James Brown, Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughan Mavericks, Johnny, Cash Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Van Morrison, Willy Nelson, Bill Withers, Tony Joe White, Rolling Stones, Troggs, Tom Petty, Cold Blood, Big Rain, Stevie Wonder

SAMPLE SONG LIST:

Roll With It
Born Under A Bad Sign
Call Me The Breeze
Your Mama Don't Dance
Aint No Sun Shine
Every Day I Have the Blues
Jail House Rock
Hound