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VAPOUR TRAILS ... Listen and Buy from Sound Cloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS with RICHARD HEWSON

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We get many emails here at THE RAH BAND website asking about the History of THE RAH BAND and their songs.

So we decided to ask RICHARD HEWSON (over a strong coffee) a few of the most popular questions about him and the band.

1. HOW AND WHY DID YOU FORM THE RAH BAND?

After graduating from The Guildhall School of Music I met Peter Asher whose sister Jane was going out with Paul McCartney and through that contact was hired as an orchestral arranger and my first gig was for Paul's protege Mary Hopkin - "Those were the days". This job opened the door to me as an arranger and I spent the next 9 years doing that for many artists worldwide.  Eventually I woke up to realize that while all the people I worked for were making loadsa dosh. I was getting just one fee each time so out of frustration at always being a backroom boy for other people's songs, I thought it was time I started writing & producing my own music and, as I was lucky enough to have the initials R.A.H. (thanks Mum!) I named my "bedroom band" The Rah Band. 

 

  2. HOW DID YOU RECORD THE CRUNCH?
This was my first home recording for which I hired a 4 track tape recorder and played the basic tracks of guitars, bass, keyboards etc..myself then took it to a professional studio to add drums & brass and mix it. 
 
  3. WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON?
During the early eighties I was working for Supertramp and the film Xanadu which involved going over to spend time in Hollywood. While there I used to call home and back in those days you had to place international calls via the "International Operator"(no mobiles back then!) This stuck in my mind and when I came up with the tune for "Clouds across the Moon" I simply changed it to the "Intergalactic Operator" which led to the whole song being set in the future in Space.

 

4. WHY NO LIVE PERFORMANCES?

As I was a "one man band" plus my then wife on vocals and hiring sessioneers for the brass & drums it wasn't very practical at the time, though we did do TOTP and SOUL TRAIN & some TV shows in France, but hey, there's always tomorrow!! 

 

5. ANY PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? 

Just to keep producing music and hopefully making sounds that touch peoples hearts - forget the dosh ( tho it's always welcome!) that is the greatest reward. ( Ah how sweet!!!)

 

Thank you Richard .... if any of you have more questions for Richard, please email them here info@therahband.com

 

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Welcome to the New improved official RAH Band Website!

This is your one stop shop for everything you ever wanted to know or buy related to The RAH Band.

We will keep you informed with latest news, new releases and features on past RAH Band releases.

The best way to interact with The RAH Band, please like our >FaceBook Page<

 

Take a listen to a latest remix of The Crunch by Dan Da Roca

 

 

 

 

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Check out the new CRUNCH remixes below

 

 

 

 

New CRUNCH remixes now available fromiTunes  NOW

 

 

Here is a new remix of The Crunch .. Out Soon!

 

 

 

 

Take a listen to The RAH Band's new single below.

 

If you like it hit BUY !!!

 

 

 

 

 

THE RAH BAND RE-ENTER MUSIC CHARTS

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The RAH Band have re-entered the music charts for the first time in 25 years.

The CRUNCH and CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON, (with help from prime-time exposure from Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2) entered the iTunes Jazz charts at No.5 and No.23 respectively.

The Album 'The Very Best of The RAH Band' also entered the iTunes Jazz charts at No.99.

To buy these tracks from iTunes please click >HERE<

 

'All we need now', says Richard Hewson, 'is for a nice friendly advertiser to pick-up on one of the tracks and use it on the TV to really boost the profile of the RAH Band'.

 

RICHARD HEWSON on CHRIS EVANS Show RADIO 2

chrisevansRICHARD HEWSON appeared on the Chris Evans Radio Show (Radio 2) this morning (13th Feb 2013) to talk about THE CRUNCH and CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON.

To hear this, please click >HERE< go to 2hrs 6mins to hear Richard in his full glory!

Chris really loves THE CRUNCH and has played it serveral times this week. If you like it too, please click >HERE< to purchase it from iTunes

 

 

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NEW SINGLE

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The RAH Band have now released 4 new remixes of CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON.

As well as two dance mixes, there are also two fantastic unplugged tracks that would fit perfectly on any chillout album. Click HERE to listen and buy off iTunes.

 

 

 

 

NEW SINGLE

- LOVE BELOW ZERO -

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The RAH Band are proud to announce their new single LOVE BELOW ZERO which is currently playing in the clubs to a great reaction.

 

To buy your copy on iTunes please click HERE

 

 

 

I FEEL LIKE LOVE TONITE

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The RAH Band's new single I FEEL LIKE LOVE TONITE is currently being played in the clubs.  It features singer Debbie Sharp.

You can listen to and purchase this from this link HERE

 

 

 

 

SPACE GYPSY - NEW SINGLE

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The RAH Band continue their recent flurry of dance hits with SPACE GYPSY which has recently been heard in clubs throughout the UK.

this can be listened to and bought HERE through iTUNES

 

 

The RAH Band are now available on Facebook .. please click the FaceBook icon to get to the RAH and group

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And TWITTER TOO ....

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CHAIN'D .. NEW  SINGLE

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The RAH Band have released their new single CHAIN'D which is now available here through ITUNES.

CHAIN'D has done well in the commercial dance playlist chart and is going down well in the clubs .... so don't miss-out!

 

 

3 NEW RELEASES FOR JULY

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GREAT STUFF RECORDS have released a collection of remixes of CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON for the European club scene.  These have been received extremely positively.  They can be obtained from BEATPORT

 

Press/Online:

Danceradioglobal and 1mix: I must confess that I didn't know this track so I loved the idea of learning this track from these updated versions. The vocal is brilliant and the various remixers did their best to produce big quality party stompers that is impossible not to dance with them on the dance floor. Neuroxyde Meets Aki Bergen Remix mash ups the cool funny cheeky vocals with the stompy house beats with a  superb result that your audience will remember for days. Jay lumen works with umek for a deeper version with less references to the original while Jay Lumen on his own takes the funkier more uplifting route with great use of the original melody and the vocals samples. This can be huge in clubs but radio stations will love it. Pure quality electronic music that bridges the past with the present and even the future. 10/10

 

atjazzATJAZZ Records have also released a collection of remixes of MESSAGES FROM THE STARS.  These can be obtained from TRAXSOURCE HERE.

Messages From The Stars is such a favourite stitch in time for Martin 'Atjazz' that he could not help but contact the man behind this adorable song to see if any further versions could be reworked in order to keep the stars burning and the answer was a big YES!. Richard started digging through his " tapes and found the vocal files, he sent them over and after a number of remixing sessions we are now proud to bring you "Messages From The Stars (Atjazz Remixes)" and we hope you love them as much as we do. Long live "The RAH Band".

 

The third release this month is the new track CHAIN'D which is currently doing very well in the clubs in the UK.  This will soon be available from ITUNES

 

 

UN-RELEASED TRACKS NOW AVAILABLE!

cover_therahband_unreleased_300dpiA collection of unreleased RAH Band tracks have now been released on iTunes and other well-known digital stores.  The collection includes the initial demo of 'The Crunch' along with tracks 'Satellite' and 'Guitarama' click HERE is listen and buy.

 

 

RAHMYSTERYJapanese record company BounDEE have recently released (for the first time) CD copies of 'Mystery', 'Going Up' & RAH.  These can be purchased HERE.  Apparently, initial sales are very good.

 

 

 

  • The RAH Band have a new single 'White Label' that is currently being played in the clubs.  It is called VAPOUR TRAILS and will soon be released onto CD and available via all digital stores... Keep a look-out!

 

  • Please also look out for various remixes of 'Clouds Across The Moon' that are being produced in Germany and The Netherlands... Watch This Space.

 

 

 

 

 

12 inch remixes now available from iTunes

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The RAH Band have recently released an EP of a collection of 12 inch remixes that were originally released in the 80's.  ClickHERE to listen and buy.

The collection includes mixes of Clouds Across The Moon, Messages from The Stars and Perfumed Garden.

Early next year will see back catalogue albums released in Japan  ... more news soon.

 

 

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New Single NO WAY on HED KANDI BEACH HOUSE 2009 CD

 

hedkandiThe New single NO WAY from The RAH Band has been included on the new HED KANDI compilation album BEACH HOUSE 2009.  It will be released on June 29th both here in the UK and the USA.  The album can be viewed here.

Other mixes of the track can be purchased from iTunes and other leading digital download stores...please go to the BUY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PAGE for links.

 

 

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New Single NO WAY (To Treat Your Lover)

 

nowayThe RAH band are releasing a new single very soon called NO WAY (To Treat Your Lover) Ft. Susanna.

 

It is already playing in the clubs with a fantastic reaction so far.  click here to listen.  Plus also click here for the video. We are getting interest from some of the major record companies for this track, so watch this space, we may have some more news to follow!

 

 

  • The RAH Band have also licensed tracks for a whole host of compilation CD's in Germany.  Please look out next month for more details.

 

  • THE CRUNCH has been licensed to ITV as a theme for a new comedy programme named Beyond a Joke.  It is to be broadcast on ITV3 in May.

 

  • The MYSTERY track OUT ON THE EDGE is to appear in a new short film being made by  www.designconfederacy.co.uk.  More news next month about this.
  • And Finally ....  The RAH Band are now on TWITTER ...  so tweet away and become a  follower!!!

 

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RAH BAND CD RELEASED IN GERMANY!

definitiverahbandRecord label Toolboxx are releasing THE DEFINITIVE RAH BAND COLLECTION CD in Germany, Austria & Switzerland on January 23rd.

The album will be available from all major retailers as well as online dealers aswell.  You can also obtain a copy through this site .. go to the BUY CD page for more info.

 

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NEW SINGLE OUT NOW !

livingforthenitelifeThe RAH Band have released their new single LIVING FOR THE NITELIFE in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

Take a listen HERE

It is available from all major Digital Download Sites, or go to Digital Download links on this site.

It reached No.9 in the UK Commercial Club Playlist chart in the Summer.

 

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Welcome to the new RAH Band website.  Hopefully, will find your way around this site alot easier with many more features.  You will be able to listen to more music and have the chance to buy more CD's and for the first time, have links to all the back catalogue on digital download.

 

  • mysteryrahThe RAH Band have recently created a partnership with TOOLBOXX in Germany for them to make the whole of the RAH Band catalogue available worldwide via all the main Digital Download sites.  This is the first time ALL the RAH band tracks have been available for purchase.

 

  • crunchbeyondTOOLBOXX will also be releasing THE DEFINITIVE RAH BAND COLLECTION on CD which will be available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  This CD will also be available for purchase via this website in the new year.

 

  • RAH Band tracks will also appear on compilation CD's in Holland, Belgium, Sweden and Canada ...  more news on these next month.

 

  • Mantis Records in the UK will be releasing a Remix of Messages from The Stars in a few months time.  This will be available in Vinyl as well as digital download.  (and from this site of course!)

 

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