Local duo set to go global

Raintown are independent Country duo, and couple, Paul Bain and Claire McArthur from Glasgow.
Raintown are independent Country duo, and couple, Paul Bain and Claire McArthur from Glasgow.

A PERFORMANCE by Cumbernauld’s country music duo Raintown will be shown all around the world.

Paul Bain and Claire McArthur are the first Scottish act EVER to feature in the CMA Global Artist Party in Nashville, which opens huge music festival CMA Fest 2011.

Joining them will be an international array of up-and-coming country music acts from all over the world, and the event will be shown live on US and Canadian TV and also streamed live on the internet for audiences all over the world.

“This is something really special for us,” said Paul.

“We will be the first Scots ever to play this event and the only Europeans, and it’s exposure on a much higher level than we’ve had before.”

The event will also see Raintown fans from all over the world converge on Nashville. “There are people travelling from Australia to see us, and others are making a 10 hour trip from the likes of Chicago,” said Paul. “These are people who’ve been following us online but never seen us live, so it will be great to perform for them.”

Paul and Claire are hoping lots of people right here in Cumbernauld will tune in for the show, which should start around midnight UK time on June 7.

The place you should head to for the live stream is http://aristoworks.com/live/.

Additionally it will be streamed live on CMC Australia and CMT Canada, from 6.30pm time on June 6. That’s 12.30am on June 7 UK time, though if you’re not a night owl there will doubtless be highlights available afterwards.

Paul and Claire would also like to thank Cumbernauld firm Duplex Engineering (Scotland) Ltd for their continued support.