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IndiePulse Interviews w/ Dudley Leavitt of Dark Rain

Dark Rain is the end result of 5 elemental forces of nature coming together to dominate the rock and metal world.

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The founder and original vocalist and guitarist Dudley Leavitt writes songs about life love and country, and occasional random twisted things…Fronted by the vocals of GH, lead guitar and vocals by Dudley himself, Brian Rathbun on rhythm guitar, and Bill True on bass. The newest addition is Devin Mallard on Drums Having won several Battle of the Bands competitions in addition to having  opened for acts such as Fire House, Sponge, Zakk Wylde, White Lion and many more.

Their song “Get Ready” was featured by Supercuts Rock the Cut Promotion, and their forthcoming album can be found on over 60,000 touch tunes jukeboxes nationwide. Their new CD “The Long Road Home” is available on iTunes and Google play. They can also be found on Shazam and Spotify. They did two small New England tours last summer, and are always booking more. Watch our tour dates as we will be coming to a venue near you.

IPM: What inspired you to write music like you do?

Dudley: for me it’s my outlet my release, it’s my main means of expressing how I feel to the world

IPM: Tell us about the other members of the band, and of your chemistry.

Dudley Leavitt-Lead vocals/lead guitar Dudley is the bandleader and chief songwriter in the band, Kelleigh (GH) Richards-Lead and Backing vocals ringleader of the crazy circus the other main lyricist in the band. Brian (Dark Shadow)Rathbun- Longtime Rhythm guitarist of the band and Bill True-Bass player, the guy with the most enthusiasm you’ll ever meet and a true love of playing live and now we have Devin Mallard-the youth and the heartbeat of the band the infusion of new blood.

IPM: What are or were some of the challenges for you in producing or performing while keeping true to your vision of your music?

Dudley: for me, it’s about not feeling the need to follow trends, Im not tuned down to drop C to try and get a heavy sounding song, there are bands that are awesome, in the lower tunings, we just never followed that trend.

IPM: Tell us about some of your recent shows or performances

Dudley: We got to be part of a great show celebrating the music of some of our fallen musical heroes; it was awesome and took place at one of the better venues in the state, the Asylum.

IPM: Any Albums coming out soon or shows you are looking to tell our readers about?

Dudley:  yes we have two albums in the works a Dark Rain Acoustic CD currently untitled and our next full length cd called “The Illusion Fades”.

IPM: Any “strange tales” or things that may have happened during a show that seemed too weird to be true?

Dudley: I’m an “eighties kid” and one of my first concerts was the band Firehouse. We had played a battle of the bands to play the Rise Above Fest, and not won, but had done a good show and were respectful about not taking first place, a few days later were heading to an annual show we do in the boondocks of Maine and I got a call from the soundperson at Asylum (the place where we had played the battle) and she asked if we were available to open for Firehouse in a couple hours. After some band discussion we ended up doing both shows, what a crazy night, and Firehouse was still spot on as their heyday and genuinely nice guys to talk to.

IPM: Where do you see your music going, where would you like to be in the near future, goals, dreams and passions?

Dudley: We would like to follow up on the success of our last Album, “The Long Road Home” and keep expanding our reach, we would like to make a footprint in Europe with more airplay and long term and to tour the whole US and Europe.

IPM: And any personal insight, to reach new fans in our readers?

Dudley: We are five hard working people who write songs people can relate to about life love loss or just a good story.

Visit the Band Online and check out their sound!

www.darkrain.us

www.darkrainofficial.com

www.facebook.com/darkrainofficial

twitter@darkrainofficial

 

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About Joseph Timmons (7442 Articles)
I am the Father of 5 and a "Would Be Philosopher of Idiocy" - Author and Writer for several Blogs and Online Magazine. Review Journalist, Musician and Audio Buff. Follow Me and I'm Sure to Entertain.

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