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The Raconteurs

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Year of birth: 2005

Age: 10 years

Place of Birth: Nashville, USA

Citizenship: United StatesBiography

American rock band, which is made up of well-known musicians and The White Stripes The Greenhornes, as well as a solo pop artist Brendan Benson. Members jokingly called The Raconteurs "new team of old friends."

The group originated in Nashville.According to the official website of the "first seed was sown in the attic in the middle of a hot summer when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that really pleased with them. This song was` Steady, As She Goes `and this prompted them to create inspiration full group with Lawrence and Keeler."The band came together in Detroit during 2005 and recorded in the rest of the year. Due to the various members of the band, they were able to quickly make a supergroup. But the band itself with this term did not agree because they believed that this has something prescheduled and temporary.Althoughthat they are actually "a new group of old friends"

The band played at several festivals in Europe, Asia and North America (including Oxegen in Ireland, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival, Glastonbury Festival, T in the Park in the UK, Heineken Festival in Poland, Vegoose Festival in Las Vegas, the Lollapalooza in Chicago,Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin) and Coachella Valley Festival in California, headlined many.

The Saboteurs

The Raconteurs have been renamed in Australia in "The Saboteurs", since it was found that the Queensland team has already used the name "Raconteurs".They refused to give up the name of a certain amount of money, but asked for more from the record company The Raconteurs, who refused to Australians. Member Queensland group said that he was not notified, who wants to buy their name and asked for a large sum, to see what would happen.

Broken Boy SoldiersA full debut album, The Raconteurs,Broken Boy Soldiers, was recorded in the studio home of Brendan Benson, in Detroit. The first single, "Steady, As She Goes / Store Bought Bones" bylizdan in a limited edition on vinyl in Europe January 30, 2006, and in North America on March 7, 2006. CD version was released on April 24, 2006, with the B- side of "Bane Rendition".The first performance of The Raconteurs at the Academy in Liverpool, United Kingdom, March 20, 2006 from a small British tour. Their first concert in America was a month later, April 20 in New York, Irving Plaza. Almost non-stop tour followed by North America and Europe.The fame of Jack White has helped even a new group to sell tickets for concerts in the halls of medium size.

Broken Boy Soldiers was released May 15, 2006, at the Third Man Recordings / XL Recordings, and on May 16 in the USA on Third Man Recordings / V2 Records. It reached number 2 in the charts in the UK and 7 in the United States.In November 2006, The Raconteurs played 8 concerts representing Bob Dylan in the north- eastern part of the US tour. November 3, 2006, the Raconteurs will introduce the song "Store Bought Bones" and the title track, "Broken Boy Soldier" on Later with Jools Holland. According to Planet Sound, for "Store Bought Bones" White guitar did not work,and they covered the song. It, ultimately it happens four times in the fourth time they failed, they were laughing long. Television fix all the four attempts to remove them and laugh. Cover song "Teenage Kicks" The Undertones emerged on the 40th anniversary of the BBC.

The band played many cover songs during live performances. For example,the gridlist often includes "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (a song written by Sonny Bono and became famous thanks to Nancy Sinatra) and "Headin` for the Texas Border" The Flamin` Groovies. Other covers Gnarlsa Barkley "Crazy", Bo Diddley`s "Who Do You Love?", Ron Davis "It Ain`t Easy",Love "A House Is Not a Motel" and Charlie Jordan`s "Keep It Clean". Also, "Floating" Irish band Jape.

In December 2006, debyutnyylbom, Broken Boy Soldiers, was named Album of the Year by the British magazine Mojo. In 2007, the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album of the Year.The Raconteurs have been nominated for two awards us 49 -th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Rock Album for Broken Boy Soldiers and best rock vocal "Steady, As She Goes".

Consolers of the Lonely

The Raconteurs released their second album, Consolers of the Lonely March 25, 2008. The first single was, "Salute Your Solution", published on the same day.

The band also played a few festivals, including: Coachella April 25, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 4, Bonnaroo June 13, T in the Park in Scotland July 13, Oxegen Festival in Ireland on July 13 and The Open`er Festival in Poland July 4th. They played on the "Pyramid Stage" at Glastonbury 2008 June 28 ,Montreux Jazz Festival July 7, at Lollapalooza on August 1, and on the main stage of the Festival Reading and Leeds 2008 23 24 avgusa, as the Austin City Limits Music Festival September 26-28, 2008. Also, they had a tour of the US in summer 2008.

Future direction

In an interview in February 2010Brendan Benson said that the future of The Raconteurs doubtful beginning, "I think we are now focused on other things." He continued, adding to what has been said, "It will come, and we will meet again and we hang out, maybe write something or not. " April 17, 2010Benson and Keeler presented songs like The Raconteurs The Racontwoers at Third Man Records hall. They were assisted by Mark and Andrew Vetros Haile.

Group members

Jack White - vocals, guitar, keyboards (The White Stripes and The Dead Weather)

Brendan Benson - vocals, guitar, keyboards (solo artist)

Jack Lawrence - bass guitar, back-Vocals (The Greenhornes, The Dead Weather, and Blanche)

Patrick Keeler - drums, percussion (The Greenhornes).

In parentheses are the other musical projects participants

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