Five piece rock/funky blues band playing original material and some covers. Line up: keyboard & vocal, guitar, bass, drums and percussion.
Rob Powell: keyboard/vocal
Dave Smaylen: drums
Matt Thorpe: lead guitar
Brian Richards: bass
Pete Cottom: percussion
Dave, Brian and Pete were with 'The Cohen Brothers' who after touring extensively for a number of years disbanded earlier in 2013. Matt and Dave had played together approx. 30 years previously as founder members of Lautrec and also prior to that in Birmingham's very own Raw Deal!
Having decided to try something new these four members then recruited Rob Powell formerly of Vermillion Skies and the line up is now more or less complete. The band is an alchemy of styles fusing together Rob's sensitive song writing and Matt's instrumental illness! The band features many original songs from funky soul to prog rock but somehow retains the style and sound that has become When It Rains.
Yes, touring across the Midlands UK
Traffic, Little Feat, Jess Roden, The Beatles, Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, John Martyn and Free to name but a few