When It Rains UK

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When It Rains - Biography.

Rob Powell: keyboard/vocal 

Matt Thorpe: lead guitar 

Dave Smaylen: drums 

Brian Richards: bass 

Pete Cottom: percussion


Dave, Brian and Pete were with The Cohen Brothers who after 2 albums and 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! They also worked on several musical projects with the late Phil Savage.  In Feb 2013 they agreed to start a new band project to include Brian and Pete. These four members then after trying other musicians recruited Rob Powell formerly of Vermilion 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!  (can only conclude that they all caught it!)


Half of the live set is now original material written several composed by Rob & Matt several more by Rob and also one from Brian. We also play some covers that we like by artists such as Steely Dan, Little Feat, Traffic, Free, Pink Floyd even some Jimi.


When It Rains have completed a 6 track CD ep including 5 original songs which is available to purchase at gigs.