Light Me Up



Rainbreakers backstory

Rock and roll heroes Rainbreakers are Ben Edwards (vocals), Charlie Richards (guitar), Ash Milburn (bass) and Sam Edwards (drums). 

The band has played to capacity crowds at iconic venues such as the 100 Club, The Borderline, The Sage and Rock City. 

And they’ve supported a whole host of rock and blues alumni including The Kris Barras Band, Wille and the Bandits, The Temperance Movement and Devon Allman. 

But Rainbreakers first wowed Rushonrock at Ramblin’ Man Fair in 2019 in front of a packed Rising Stage crowd.

And they’ve come a long way since then!

The fast-rising Brits have received nominations for the UK Blues Challenge and Best Emerging Artist in The British Blues Awards.

And hot on the heels of new tune Ashes, Light Me Up offers further proof that Rainbreakers are making their move as major players.

In Rainbreakers frontman Ben Edwards’ own words:

Light Me Up is about coming-of-age and is inspired by the Grimm fairy-tale ‘Iron Hans’.

“The song explores the need to break away from parental restraints and learn how to become your own person.

“This part of life is full of pitfalls as ‘the devil keeps on testing’ us and can lead some down darker paths if they are not given the right push. 

“The song begs for anyone to give a helping hand and show the right path to take so that you can reach your full potential.

“The video really represents that fire inside and trying find a release.”

The verdict on Light Me Up

The grove-laden intro and Edwards’ fast-evolving vocals are reminiscent of Living Colour at their peak.

But there’s more than a hint of fellow Brit blues trailblazer Kris Barras at the heart of the lively Light Me Up.

This tenacious track fuses blues, funk and soul to dizzying effect.

And it showcases Rainbreakers’ serious potential as future leaders of the UK’s vibrant NWOCR scene.

Light Me Up is three minutes of illuminating, intense and intuitive songwriting sure to strike a chord with long-time fans and new converts alike.

Not for the first time, Rainbreakers are kicking up a rock and roll storm.

What’s next for Rainbreakers

New album Forgotten Child is due early next year but the band hopes to hit the road before then.

A full UK headline tour is due to kick off in Blackpool on October 21 taking in 11 dates.

Visit for more details on upcoming dates and to purchase the limited edition seven-inch vinyl version of Light Me Up.