the Raining
Gig Seeker Pro

the Raining


Band Rock Pop


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"Music Going On... The Raining"

"A spectrum of influences appears throughout their songs including the Beatles, Steely Dan, Wilco, the Jayhawks, jazz, blues, classical, country and more. Each song is skillfully crafted to please your auditory nervous system." - Hipfish


The Raining (self-titled), 2008
Solo CD Releases: Dennis Hitchcox (self-titled), Mend by Daniel Parker, and After All by Dennis Hitchcox



Veteran songwriters/producers, Dennis Hitchcox and Daniel Parker, team up with bassist Trent Hinchman to form a group where composing and creative energy are diverse and uninhibited.

The Raining ended up in it's current line-up because the band couldn't find a drummer who could hang. So they just decided to keep it a trio, taking turns on drums and swapping instruments. This first album features Daniel Parker on drums, and he also engineered most of it.

Trent has an appreciation for bizarre noises and effects that come with musical instruments. His experimentation throws a variable into the recipe, and adds a dimension that serves the music well.

Daniel's experimental side is aided by his wide knowledge of music and theory. His writing contains echoes of the melodic qualities of the Beach Boys, the Posies and John Lennon, and the Clientele. Daniel Parker's music is catchy, witty, covers every spectrum between lo and hi-fi and can be heard on his 2 solo releases Apple in a Blue Sky (2002) and Mend (2005).

Dennis's guitar playing wanders back and forth between rock and jazz, but with taste. He has been called "one of the best songwriters in Portland" by Jim Brunberg (Mississippi Studios) in critique of his 2005 solo release, After All.

The Raining's focus on composition is more often studio-driven, though regular live performances are found throughout the Pacific Northwest at festivals, clubs and ice cream socials.