The Railing Stains are a legendary Stones rock band, just like the Stones it’s all about being there… Seeing them perform live on the night, they capture the same 60’s raw energy. This is the band chosen by the Stones themselves to perform at the first ever Rolling Stones convention at the Brixton Academy (July 1999).
The Stains have been established for over 25 years and their gigs are as legendary as the band themselves. Performing to arenas, copious open air concerts, private party bashes & corporate events, they have entertained the armed forces worldwide – the Rhine army summer show in Germany saw them perform in front of 60,000 troops and nearer to home the band have performed at such recognised venues as the Eel Pie Club, Twickenham, Radnor Gardens open air concert, Twickenham, the Brighton Centre, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham and many more too numerous to mention…
To coincide with the first album the band produced, they performed on the 30th anniversary of Brian Jones’s demise at a massive party where Brian lived (which was Cotchford Farm, Hartfield), having been asked by the owners. The gig was performed in the grounds and afterwards gained worldwide press coverage.
The Stains has seen Jesse Wood (Ronnie’s son from the Stones) become a member of the band for a year and he played lead guitar on the band’s second album. This particular album was produced by Sony record producer Charlie Skarbek (designated Australian Rugby World Cup music producer) who has also produced for the likes of Shirley Bassey, Charlotte Church, Hall & Oates & many more.
The Stains have also done double gigs with the bands great friend the late great Art Wood (Ronnie’s brother) and also gigged with the cult 60's band the Downliners Sect as a trio outfit at various high profile concerts, open air concerts and private parties. The Stains have also been on the same bill as Atomic Rooster, Mott the Hoople, Screaming Lord Such, Chris Jagger etc.
The Stains are also endorsed and have a chapter in the Rolling Stones book entitled 'Brian Jones', written by the music aficionado Alan Clayson.
It is reported that Jeff Baker - publicist to the Beatles and more recently Paul Mccartney's PR man stated that the Stains have had lots of airplay in America and the UK, iconically it is where Paul, Jeff and two other friends were at the David Blaine gig in London were Mccartney stole the bands thunder, following a punch up and arrest.
The band are a self contained unit and specifications are available upon request, whether it be private parties, weddings, corporate events, open air concerts etc… Over the many years the band has also raised £1000's for worthwhile charities.
The Stains are still rolling and are gigging throughout the UK, Europe and beyond ….
and the stories still roll…
Read more about the fasinating stories of this band and founding member by heading over to "Bobby Ward a Career in Rock at BN1Magazine.co.uk"