Dark Rain are a rock band from Brunswick, Maine

How would you describe your music?

Bill:Great mood enhancer, rocking beats
Kelleigh:”Based on true events”

Tell us about how the history of the band?

Dudley: We were a band years ago, and went our separate ways at the height of our success, after years of trying different line ups Dudley decided to get the original band back together almost 10 years later, we’ve been back at it full time since 2011
Kelleigh:I started out as an attendee at Dark Rain shows well at the time they were Strictly Business shows, but anyway the band started playing Sweet Child O Mine at the show and I sang along from the crowd and asked if I wanted to try out..best decision I ever made

What are you influences/ musical heroes?

Joan Jett, Lita Ford Metallica, Tool, Ozzy/ Randy Rhodes, Guns n Roses, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac,Pantera, Deftones

What inspires you?

Dudley:Life inspires me to write, usually write my songs from a point of sadness or loss, or pain
Devin: The love of music is what inspires me, music is everything without it life can be quite boring and depressing. For me giving people something that makes life more enjoyable is probably the best feeling there is

Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?

Dudley: I’m more a studio writer only because its time set aside to focus on the process

What is your favourite song to perform live?

Dudley:Arc is my favourite older tune its very tongue in cheek with a little spinal tap, the newer ones of course like The Bleeding and Lightning and Fire
Bill: Pushed
Devin: The Bleeding or when we throw in a cover Sweet Child O Mine
Kelleigh: Hypnotic, The Bleeding, Nevermore

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

Dudley: Gunsn Roses / Metallica
Bill: A full scale european tour

What are you current thoughts on the music industry?

The industry right now is like the wild wild west so different than any previous time. More opportunity for up and coming bands but no magic bullet record deal like everybody used to dream about back in the day

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

Bill: The women at my home town show we just played
Dudley: Playing a show with an 80s hair band that was huge, that had almost no one there to see them but we had a huge crowd, shows you enjoy life on top if you make it you may not always be there
Kelleigh: Drunk at motel 6 water balloons and naked asses yep fun night

What are your future plans?

Kelleigh:Keep plugging away and get farther than where we are now
Dudley:We are currently finishing up with tracking our new cd tentitively called “The Illusion Fades”, the its releasing and hitting the road for the next year to support it.

About The Author

Always on the lookout for new music, Jo has an eclectic taste from 80's synth pop to black metal. Music creates many emotions and memories for Jo, using it as a soundtrack to her life. She en devours to absorb music, using it to inspire her creative works.

Related Posts