Raincity is a Vancouver-based Rage-Funk group fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Beatroute magazine describes them as “danc[ing] between Paramore’s pop perfection and a late-night RCHP inspired jam session”. The five members of Raincity combine their eclectic influences including Moon Hooch, Amy Winehouse, Queen, and RAGE. They have opened for acts such as Our Lady Peace, Bif Naked, and Five Alarm Funk on stages such as the Commodore Ballroom and The Bill Reid Amphitheatre which hosted over 50,000 attendees.
Raincity first came together as a jazz trio in 2016, known then as ‘Raincity Blue’ before growing to a 5-piece. During their career Raincity has performed at a number of festivals including Rifflandia, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Canadian Music Week, and Bellingham Downtown Sounds where they opened for Grammy award-winning Rebirth Brass Band. They were the winners of The Roxy Launch Project, the Rock the Mic competition, Music Heals Covers for a Cause, and Live Acts Best in Vancouver Contest throughout 2018 and 2019. Raincity is grateful to have been supported several times by FACTOR and Creative BC.
In 2020 they were one of five regional finalists in the Jim Beam/CMW National Talent Search; they went on to showcase at Canadian Music Week. Throughout Covid took part in online festivals, contests, and outdoor socially distanced shows including Mission Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Surrey Canada Festival, Whammy Awards, Pride Festival, and YVR Van Jam Battle of the Bands. They are currently working on a selection of singles and an album which are set to start releasing in Fall 2021.