Covers band captures Stones’ raw energy

The Railing Stains
The Railing Stains

The Railing Stains are ready to rock Newhaven Social Club at a pre-Glastonbury warm up gig.

The Rolling Stones covers band missed out on a Glastonbury gig last year, because of a booking mix-up.

However, they have now been officially booked to play the festival and Newhaven Social Club is fortunate to have the band playing a warm-up show.

A spokesperson for the club said: “I’ve worked with The Railing Stains in the past and, I can assure you, you’re in for a treat.

“They recapture the excitement of The Rolling Stones amazingly well.”

The Stains have been established for over 15 years and their gigs are as legendary as the band themselves. Performing at arenas, open air concerts, private party bashes and corporate events, they are the band chosen by the Stones themselves to perform at the first ever Rolling Stones convention at the Brixton Academy.

They went on to perform on the 30th anniversary of Brian Jones’s demise at a massive party where Brian lived, Cotchford Farm. The gig was performed in the grounds and gained worldwide press coverage.

The Railing Stains 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 clubs as the Twickenham Eel Pie Club and also such concerts as Radnor gardens, Twickenham, the Brighton Centre and more locally at Newhaven’s open air music festival, Rockhaven.

A Glastonbury spokesperson said: “As a way of making it up to ‘The Railing Stains’ we have booked them for the Rabbit Hole stage for Glastonbury 2014.”

The Rabbit Hole stage was the talk of last year’s festival with guests including Prince Harry, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung making an appearance.

Lead singer Bob Ward, added: “It’s going to be a huge gig for us.

“We were going to give the Stones a real run for their money.”

The Railing Stains warm up gig at Newhaven Social Club is on Sunday, May 4, at 8.30pm.