LAURA RAIN AND THE CAESARS “WALK WITH ME”
Laura Rain and the Caesars celebrate release of fourth album.
Laura Rain and the Caesars have been putting a lot of miles on their Ford V8 motor the past couple years. After releasing their third album (Gold in 2015), the band continued their heavy touring schedule performing in Paris, France to San Francisco, CA bringing their unique Motor City funky soul to a new audience.
Laura Rain is a singer with exceptional skill and power. She thrives on hard work, dedication and resolve. Her ability to deliver her own songs with fearless emotion and excitement while performing is genuine, and startling to witness. When she met her bandmate (now husband) George Friend, the two shared a interest in creation.
“When I ﬁrst heard Laura sing I was astounded…she had the blues in her intonation, and I could hear that she was an experienced and emotional performer…I thought I’d better start a band formed around her before someone else does!!”
The two set about writing music immediately, and after a years worth of local gigs establishing both their repertoire and band, they released an album. Much to their surprise, the debut album Electriﬁed (2013) received notable attention both in the press and on the airwaves. Local DJ’s Ann Delisi, and Rob Reinhardt started spinning the record on Detroit’s WDET week after week. It was the inspiration needed to keep the songwriting duo on a constant schedule of writing in the morning, and performing at night.
The next two albums Closer (2014) and Gold (2015) solidiﬁed the band’s reputation on a national level. The band toured from 2014-2017 almost every month. Radio play continued to grow and Laura Rain found herself performing at festivals and top-tier clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2016, the duo also won their ﬁrst Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Blues Songwriter.”
Laura Rain adds about her songs “I try and leave an uplifting feeling with people. I want them to be touched deeply and inspired. If all else fails, a good funky beat will do the same.”