Black Rain

Black Rain

BandRockBlues

Kickass Rock 'n' Roll, evoking Cheap Trick, Black Crowes, Foghat, Chuck Berry & Lynard Skynard. Stevie Ray Vaughn meets the Goo Goo Dolls.

Biography

Black Rain is a high energy throwback to the days when rock n roll was an experience to be felt. Catchy, meaningful lyrics, peppering guitar licks, hook-riffs, and huge bottom. From the New Orleans, LA area, Black Rain is a band to be seen and experienced. The live shows are full of energy and excitement. Influences are all rock n roll greats from Chuck Berry to The Beatles to Led Zeppelin. Throw in Cheap Trick, Robin Trower, SRV, & Def Leppard and mix it up in one good batch of rock-gumbo! What sets Black Rain apart is the soul evoked from their music and the dual "lightning-in-a-bottle" guitar work from singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Arceneaux & guitarist Tony Sinopoli. BR can go from a raucous table-dancing rock tune to an arena rock ballad in an instant.

Steve Arceneaux-Playing music since age six, Steve is principal songwriter and lead vocalist. Although versed in many instruments, his main love is the guitar. Since the age of sixteen when he would sneak into clubs to play, Steve has been with many bands over the years, both original & covers, including a fusion group in Dallas, TX, jazz groups and various rock bands, and a Crosby-Stills-Nash tribute band in New Orleans. Influences include Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Robin Trower and Rod Price.

Ryan Faust-Drummer, Vocalist. The son of a drummer, Ryan also would sneak into bars at an early age to play. Ryan's hard beating rythyms evoke memories of John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, but the attitude of Keith Moon. Ryan has logged many years on the New Orleans music scene, playing in the French Quarter, in various cover & original groups as well as doing studio work. Influences include Neal Peart, Dennis Chambers, Bill Ward, and Keith Moon.

Mike Chutsz-Bass. MIke has been a bassist "forever", according to Mike. A former instructor, Mike has taught some of the best and hottest players in New Orleans. Mike's influences are in his words, "everybody!" He has played in almost every type of musical genre imaginable, but his true love is classic rock. He has done many studio projects and is an in-demand bassist in the New Orleans area. His monster-chops and incredible fills are truly jaw dropping.

Lyrics

Bad Advice

Written By: Steve Arceneaux

BAD ADVICE

She turned the ride on, put me on without a belt
A king without clothes is exactly how I felt
I’d do the right thing if I knew which way to turn
I’m cutting corners, yeah, but still I’m getting burned
Bad Advice…

I tried to reach you but you wouldn’t take a call
Went down the stairway saw the writing on the wall
I’d live without you, but its always on my mind
I try to change it, but it happens every time.
Bad Advice…

Its all around you, but your eyes refuse to see
The way it holds you, is it you or is it me?
You’d start believing if you knew just what was right
But still you’re driving down a road that’s paved with lies.
Bad Advice…

Bridge

I build a fortress standing high above the trees
A shining castle for all that’s left of me
You tear the walls down yeah with just your lonely eyes
Can’t sue the broker ‘cause I paid more than the price
Bad Advice….

copyright 2003, Steve Arceneaux & Lucky Dog Music

Star

Written By: Steve Arceneaux

Tell me I can make it baby
make it all the way
sell me cars & big guitars, yeah
sell me all the way
I just want to be there and I'll
pay any price
make it fast and make it last
and I'll sacrifice

Show me new horizons and I'll
open all the doors
throw me cash and give me ass
and I'll be litlle whore
I can be your new boy, yeah
i will be your star
put you on the map and I will
make you who you are

Give me anything and I will
swallow all my pride
bring me up and tear me down,I'll
go on any ride
I just want to be there and I'll
pay any price
make it fast and make it last and I'll,
I'll sacrifice, I'll scrifice

Then I, Then I,
will have won all the races
Then I, Then I,
will be in all the places
Then I, Then I,
will be the one they want yeah,
Then I, Then I,
will be the number one!

Show me new horizons and I'll
open all the doors
throw me cash and give me ass
and I'll be litlle whore
I can be your new boy, yeah
i will be your star
put you on the map and I will
make you who you are
I just want to be there and I'll
pay any price
make it fast and make it last
and I'll sacrifice

Then I, Then I,
will have won all the races
Then I, Then I,
will be in all the places
Then I, Then I,
will be the one they want yeah,
Then I, Then I,
will be the number one!

Discography

No Releases to date. Currently in production stage of first self-produced LP. Scheduled release date August, 2007.

Set List

Originals:
No Alibis
Star
Bad Advice
Bleeding
Give Me Reasons
Just Go On
Wide Open
Busted
Save The Echoes
Running Lonely
Diamonds in the Sand

Covers:
All Right Now
Born on the Bayou
Hysteria
Gimme All Your Lovin'
Long Tall Sally
Too Rolling Stoned
What I Like About You
R.O.C.K. in the USA
Hard to Handle
Little Sister
Rebel Rebel
Honky Tonk woman
Eighteen
Redhouse
Ain't No Sunshine
I'm a Believer
She Hates Me
Slide
3AM
Cat Scratch Fever
Mony Mony
Pride & Joy
One Way Out
Jumpin' Jack Flash
I Just Want to Make Love to You
Cheap Sunglasses
Roll Over Beethoven
I'm Your Captain
Born to Be Wild
Can't You See
My Baby
Good Golly Miss Molly
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Walk This Way
Surrender
Rocky Mtn. Way
Gimme Three Steps
The Lemon Song
Rock N Roll
Mississippi Queen and lots more.
Typically do 3-4 one hour sets per night depending on venue.