Bring back the magic of rock n’ roll as British band Raygun conquers Manila from October 17-20 for the last leg of their Asian promo tour.
The band, composed of Ray Gun on vocals, The Adj on guitars, Ben Lyonsmith on bass and Sam Embery on drums, just released their self-titled debut album which features the carrier single “Just Because.”
Raygun, who recently supported Pink’s “Funhouse” concert tour, got their name from the David Bowie song “Moonage Daydream” who they also consider as their musical influence aside from Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Their musical blueprint mixes pop, art and melodies that move your heart, head and heels.
The band’s story, quite fittingly, is bright and exuberant. Their journey began when Ray Gun met The Adj in 2004 in a dirty dive, when Ray blew everyone away singing The Beatles’ “Oh Darling.” They began writing songs and gigging together in Brighton, where Ray, ever the showman, liked to dress up, paint his face, and bounce around the walls. In these days of ubiquitous Indie bands, skinny jeans and skinny ties, the world wasn’t ready – not for the clamour of their songs, nor for a group who treasured excitement and entertainment over soul-sapping durge, but by 2009 things have changed, and the world is more than ready for Raygun. With Ben and Sam recently recruited to this noble cause, their backbone is stronger than ever, and their pulse is ready to race.
Raygun want to set a new blueprint for pop-rock. They don’t think any other band tries hard enough to pump our blood, or move our feet. By obsessing over the stars of the past who embraced art as well as pop, they are remembering the times when musicians didn’t only pretend to be stars, but became them. In 2009, they are bound to make that transition too.
Catch Raygun as they make their live TV appearance at SOP on Sunday, Oct 18. Then chat with the boys by logging in to MYXPH.com at 3:30pm Manila Time. After the chat, Raygun will have a special live showcase at SM North EDSA The Block with guest Callalily. Raygun will also visit your favorite FM stations on Monday, October 19 and will also perform at the RX93.1 Concert Series (7pm).
“Raygun” is now out in CDs under Sony Music. The Raygun Philippine Promo Tour is brought to you by PLDT myDSL, SM Supermalls, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila and MYX (the official music channel).