“"Sometimes (only sometimes) small miracles happen in the music business. And when they do, it happens by going against the grain!"” - Bob Davis
— Soul Tracks
“"uptown and lowdown, hungry, vivid, and confident...just plain badass"” - Tom Hyslop
— Rockmrtom blog
“From the first note, they don’t disappoint as they deliver some of the finest soul blues rolling out of Motor City in years.” - Marty Gunther
“"Here is my personal pick for the next soul superstar. In two years time, remember my prediction. She fills a huge void in current music and will be adored."” - Ian Levine
— Northern Soul Forum
NEW ALBUM!! "Rise Again" AVAILABLE NOW!
vinyl lp, cd, digital in our store
Released Spring 2022
A tough, hard-working American city is reinventing itself as a vibrant incubator of ideas and creation. Back from decades of neglect, Detroit has returned to the forefront on the world stage. Adventurers, investors, artists, and young entrepreneurs are flocking to the Motor City, bringing with them energy, creativity and innovation. The city and its people are inspired again.
It is also the Motor City where Aretha Franklin, Parliament-Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye all lived and created. A town where singers are continually influencing and defining the world around themselves.
Laura Rain is a product of her surroundings, a hard driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify the spirit. Since forming in 2012, the band blends their favorite elements of vintage soul, funky ‘60s organ boogaloo, lowdown blues, dance music, and old-school R&B. Laura and producer-songwriter George Friend have created a unique style, winning numerous Detroit Music Awards, and heavily touring the U.S. Canada and Europe for the last eight years. Laura Rain’s voice soars as she weaves her own path through a classic, but thoroughly modern and funky sound, reimagining the r&b, gospel, and soul that the city made famous.
Releasing a series of singles in 2020, the band grew their audience internationally through digital media. Their smooth retro soul single “Closer to the Win” received over 250,000 views on social media, with the single climbing the UK Soul chart and receiving accolades for its authentic feel and heartfelt vocal delivery. Recently, Laura Rain and the Caesars signed a deal with UK based LRK Records, with a debut single release of “Closer to the Win” and “If I Can’t Have You” on a vinyl 45, and culminating with their FIFTH full length album “Rise Again”, in 2022.
Detroit has returned: strong, creative, inspiring, and always soulful.
- SIX time Detroit Music Award winners: Outstanding Blues Songwriters (2016), Outstanding Urban Songwriters (2021), Outstanding Urban Vocalist (2021), Outstanding Blues Recording (2021), Outstanding R&B Artist (2022) and Outstanding R&B Recording (2022)
- Extensive international touring in clubs, theaters, festivals, museums, summer concerts in USA, Canada, Europe since 2014, with multiple performances at top tier venues including Buddy Guy's Legends (Chicago) House of Blues (Chicago)
- FIVE full length albums and SEVEN singles of unique and original Motor City Soul-Blues-R&B
- Extensive international radio play and chart success including BBC (UK) NPR (USA) and CBC (CANADA)