london, United Kingdom
The first incarnation of Raising Sand rose from ether in late 2005, quickly garnering rave reviews in the press and on radio, with XFM being particularly impressed, for their debut EP and their hard hitting, high octane, hair raising live shows.
Although all seemed to be unstoppable from the outside there were certain elements not hitting all the right notes and so by end of 2006 a change was needed. The Barthram brothers – the backbone of the band – remained and went about the business of scouring the earth in search of those missing pieces of the puzzle
Their wandering took them far and wide, all around London and beyond, but they had no luck finding what they thought the Sand needed to rise again. Then one night as all the bars and pubs were kicking out in Camden Town they heard a voice that drew them in like a siren
By the night’s end they had managed to prise the girl with the Grand Canyon lungs away from her band. There was still the problem of a missing bassist though but luckily for the Sand their new singer knew a man who she thought could fill the void and after one jam Jay Rigby was in.
Progress was fast and within two months a new EP was already written and recorded with a sound and vision that confirmed that the planets had indeed aligned and something very special was happening. That’s enough chat from me though – put the new record on and get down to a show and let the music do the talking - it's never so made so much sense