Fri, Jun 03

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Boise

VIP Party with Laura Rain and the Caesars

The VIP Experience Includes: • Access to VIP After Party and Artist. • A Special Intimate Performance by Featured Artist. • Complimentary Appetizers and Cash Bar. • Commemorative VIP Laminate Keepsake. • Photo Opportunity in front of VIP Backdrop. • Crowd-Free Limited Edition Merchandise Shopping

VIP Party with Laura Rain and the Caesars

Time & Location

Jun 03, 10:00 PM – Jun 04, 2:00 AM

Boise, 855 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

About the event

CHANNELING VINTAGE SOUL AND R&B:

DETROIT’S LAURA RAIN AND THE CAESARS UNLEASH FIFTH ALBUM “RISE AGAIN” DUE 4-8-22

The last two years has been quite a flurry of activity for songwriting team Laura Rain and George Friend. Their smashing Motor City soul band Laura Rain and the Caesars released a non-stop carousel of singles, signed a UK record deal, collaborated on a successful sample collection, took home three Detroit Music Awards, and recorded their fifth full length album “Rise Again”, to be released April 8, 2022.

The pair navigated the pandemic working from home non-stop; writing, recording, and collaborating with other artists and producers. Landing a vinyl record deal with LRK Records, and a sample placement with producer Jermaine Dupri’s artist, LaTheGoat on “You Wouldn’t Believe Me”, proved to the songwriters they were getting somewhere.

“Rise Again” is a showcase of their recent inspiration. Channeling the spirit of her native Detroit, Laura Rain delivers her music with a fearless sense of emotion and range, offering up a signature blend of contemporary soul and vintage r&b. From the stomping Motown flavored northern soul opener “I Am” to the synth driven retro dance music of “I’m Yours”, Rain uses the power and finesse of her own voice to deliver the group’s unique blend.

The title track “Rise Again” is a focal point for the production, resulting from a collaboration with Seattle based beat maker/producer UNKWN. “We were fortunate to meet, and write a bunch of material together” says Friend of “Garnet”, a sample collection which was released early 2021. The track is composed around a sample from the release, and arranged with the addition of the live band in the recording. Rain sings a message of triumph and hope, climaxing with an inspirational note of unity and equality. “The world is clearly out of sorts with itself” says Rain, “the song embodies an idea of what I wish us all to feel as humans, and to know we’re not alone…we’re all here together to comfort and take care of each other, and to lift each other up”.

From the heartfelt and romantic slow jam grooves of “Take My Hand” and “Bring it on Back”, to the hard-driving southern soul strut of “Diamond in the Rough”, Rain sings with pure passion, with an effortless command of melody and dynamics. “I Can Fly” and “Runnin’ in Circles” demonstrate her melismatic vocal mastery over old school r&b backbeats. The music is diverse, and the group demonstrates a versatility few can ignore.

Producer and songwriter George Friend says “Since our very first album, we’ve always stayed true to ourselves and remained authentic. We mix genres in interesting ways, and have performed our mix of soul, blues, retro r&b/dance music from the start…there’s a lot of variation in style. We try not to worry about the categories imposed on our music…it’s all very natural to us “. Laura adds “We don’t imitate, we originate. When we’re live, I really want to keep our audience engaged and excited. It’s tougher to do that in the studio, but we’ve written our music with the live show in mind”.

“Rise Again” is slated for release April 8th, 2022 on LRK RECORDS on LP, CD, and digital. 

PRESS INQUIRIES/INTERVIEWS AND PLAYLIST/REPORTS: CONTACT lrcentertainmentlc@gmail.com

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