Despite what some people might think "THE REAL CHRIS RAINBOW"
( that is the one born on the Isle of Ely in 1968 ) is still alive and rocking in the South West of England and beyond. We hope you enjoy this new website dedicated to Chris & his music.
UK Singer/Guitarist Chris Rainbow began his musical career aged 14 and went on to sing and play in various groups as well as performing as a cabaret Artist and Country Music Singer. In 1986 he recorded his first Album entitled " Let Me Be There", forming the Chris Rainbow Band in 1987 who went on to become a popular attraction on the Club Scene. At the end of the decade Chris relocated to California
where he continued performing and recording. Since his return to England in the early 90's Chris has been an active live performer and recorded some great CD's. Chris has also written and recorded a number of his own songs one of which "Clever Man" received extensive radio play in a number of countries particularly Australia & Europe. Away from music Chris has worked on a Circus and made numerous Film & TV appearances.
Chris Rainbow and Paul Newton "Better Late than Never" CD EP. Four brand new tracks, written by Chris
and featuring former Uriah Heep, Gods and Spice Bassist Paul Newton. Available now. Email for details.
On the 30th of October 2014 former Uriah Heep Bassist Paul Newton came in to the studio to record tracks from the forthcoming Wild Bunch All Stars Project. The tracks all written by Chris "Satan's Claw" "All's Not Lost" "Mister Tell Me" and "The Lonesome Road" will all be available on CD and download in 2015 . As you can see from the photos we had a great day. Paul will also be appearing with Chris at Ledbury British Legion on 24th December.
Handsome Tony recording drums on Lazy Boy at Arena Studios November 2014
Looking back things have been going quite well in the last couple of years (musically speaking).
The phone is still ringing and I have been fortunate enough to have played some interesting shows.
Last year (2013) a new CD "South of the Border" was released which has been well received , so thanks to all of you who bought a copy. Things for 2014 are looking good and I have plenty of venues already
booked. Currently on the recording front we are putting the final touches to our "Wild Bunch UK Black Oak Arkansas" Tribute CD, which we have been working on, on and off, for quite a while, so it will be nice to see it finally finished. After that due to renewed interest in my country music recordings and career we are going to do some more recordings for that specific market (please keep an eye on my website for details). Also I would like to personally thank all the people who have supported me and my music not only through the good times but the bad times as well. It means an awful lot to me.
So Thanks and love to you all.
Brand new CD due for release early October 2013
20 great tracks. Click on song titles to hear advance promos.
The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
Gentle on my Mind
Click on the picture to play the Video Promo
Six excerpts from tracks recorded by Chris Rainbows Wild bunch. Three Black Oak Arkansas covers, two original tracks and a cover of The Boyzz back to Kansas.
Click on the picture to play the video
Chris also writes, records and performs the occasional gig with his Southern Rock side project
"Chris Rainbow's Wild Bunch UK". Please check out our sister site at www.wildunchuk.co.uk
October 5th 2013 saw Chris perform at Rogate Village Hall near Midhurst playing for the Oakgate CMC. Back in the day Chris had palyed in this area of the country a lot with his band and as well as bringing back lots of memories it was nice to see many familiar faces in the crowd. Needless to say it was a great night Chris rolling back the years keeping the dance floor full all night. Opening with "Let me be there" notable pics of the night included a rocking "Tempted","One Night at a Time" and encores "Until It's Time For You to go" and "You're My Best Friend".
(above) On stage at Rogate Village Hall.
On the 23rd of February 2013 Chris was back at the El Paso CMC
South Wales.Classics such as "Wings on My heels","On the Other hand" and "That's the way Love Goes" were lapped up by the appreciative crowd of dancers and listeners.Chris finished off the show with a rousing American Trilogy.For those who missed the show Chris has already been booked for 2014.
Thanks to Phil for the pics.
Sunday 21st October 2012 saw Chris put on a cracking show
at the Rodbourne Social Club, Swindon