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Apr 15, 2019

Rain Children are a wide lens, cinematic expression of Gothic music, both contemporary and nostalgic. They combine classic songwriting with a tension and drama that is uniquely their own.

Rain Children, Stuart Harbut and Gina Stone met via social media during April 2017, when Stuart was searching for a singer and writing partner. Through a friend of a friend they were introduced and started working on songs straight away. This Silent Game was the first born and the duo have never looked back. Based in England between Bristol and Lincoln it is a long distance writing relationship that is working rather well.

Rain Children have released three singles and their debut album ‘Crooked House’ was released in November 2018 on Deepland Records.

Stuart Harbut is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and producer from Bristol, England. Stuart has performed on numerous occasions at major festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. He has composed and performed in many different bands and styles and continues to grow in skill and ability. Stuart’s music as part of a band and as a solo artist has appeared on Gothic radio stations around the world and his work has also appeared on international Gothic compilation albums.

Over the past 5 years Stuart has focused on writing and performing with his own take on the Gothic/Post Punk genre. From 2014 till 2016 Stuart was the driving force and main songwriter for Bristol’s Post Punk band Ghost Story until their split in August 2016.

Since 2017 Stuart has been collaborating with Gina Stone on Rain Children. A very personal project utilising all of his skills as a musician, producer and songwriter.

Gina Stone is an ethereal singer, songwriter and lyricist originally from London, now based in Lincoln. She has written and produced various musical projects including the 2010 darkwave album ‘Woven’ and 2012 follow up EP ‘Magnetic’. She became a regular act in the Nottingham Goth scene, performing at Dark Waters Festival and A Funeral Party amongst others. Her unique brand of darkwave electronic music has been featured on BBC Radio Introducing in the East Midlands as well as two live sessions for Lincolnshire and airplay on various national and international Gothic radio stations.

Gina collaborated with Mark Taylor (ex-UV Pop) and Raymond John Ross (ANKST) on remixes of her tracks Magnetic and Crushing Butterflies. Her early rock demo from 2008 featured Chris Childs (Thunder) on guitars and bass.

In the past three years Gina has written songs and performed as lead vocalist in the Lincoln based rock band, The House of Ghosts. She wrote the tracks and worked on production alongside Gaz Wilde (NGS) on their 2016 debut EP Curious Attraction, which was well received by BBC Introducing and other local radio stations.

Now Gina is focusing totally on Rain Children. This project being a very creative post punk/psychedelic pop vision which is very close to her heart.

You can find out more about Rain Children and their tour dates on their official website. Be sure to add them to your social media and I am super excited to see them in Nottingham next Sunday supporting The Glasshouse Museumand Children on Stun.

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