Thunder & Rain

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On the first Wednesday of every month, Grateful Fred bring world class Americana, Roots and Acoustic music to The Atkinson. This month we welcome Thunder & Rain.

The Club Night
7:30pm – Grateful Fred & Friends
8:00pm – Only Child
8:40pm – Interval
9:00pm – Thunder & Rain

Thunder & Rain

Thunder and Rain is a 4-piece acoustic Americana band from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Consisting of acoustic guitar, mandolin, dobro, and upright bass, Thunder and Rain seamlessly blend their favourite elements of bluegrass, country, pop and alt-rock to cultivate their own take on the American roots music traditions. Driven by the catchy choruses and dreamy melodies sung by Erinn Peet-Lukes, the band perfectly supports her heartfelt songwriting with strong country grooves, lush harmonies and rich instrumental decoration.

Erinn formed the band in the fall of 2013 when she moved to Colorado from Brooklyn, NY. Since then, she has added the classical talents of Ian Haegele (Upright Bass), the smooth sounds of Chris Herbst (Dobro/Lap Steel), the crisp chop from Dylan McCarthy (mandolin), and sometimes the beautiful melodies provided by Natalie Padilla (Fiddle). The band is excited to have Natalie join them on their upcoming Spring 2019 tour to the UK.

Thunder and Rain has played for audiences in Canada and Ireland, as well as across the US. Their meaningful lyrics and soaring choruses have connected with fans both young and old. They are now touring on the heels of their second full length album, “Start Believing”. Notable past achievements include being 2014 Rockygrass Band Competition finalists, #1 Westward’s Best Bluegrass bands of 2016, and Erinn Peet-Lukes being a 2018 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition finalist.

Support Act

Only Child

Eclectic folk ensemble Only Child have released two critically-acclaimed albums and EPs since forming in 2012. Led by Liverpool songwriter Alan O’Hare, the seven-piece+ make emotional music featuring strings, guitars, keyboards and harmony vocals. Emotional Geography is the group’s third album and has been described by Liverpool Sound & Vision as “… filled with the aura of truth and the slow burn of beauty”. Singles Lookin’ For A Song and Scouse have already turned heads and the album is much anticipated. Only Child have supported the likes of Miles Hunt, Ian Prowse, Gemma Hayes, My Darling Clementine, Pete Wylie and Steve Pilgrim.

Also appearing will be…


Building with ‘unstoppable momentum and joy, Mountainface’s music is driven by fiercely dynamic mandolin and guitar work, affecting lyrics and swelling three-part harmony. ‘From The Margins’ describe it as “alt. folk played with the intensity and fire of raw bluegrass. They really have something, a vivid life in their playing, that sets them apart.” Whilst ‘It Would Crumble’ added “the group’s passion for their music is clear and marries with their undeniable energy”

Your host for the evening will be Grateful Fred.

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