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Indie Rock Band That Incorporates Classical Elements Into Their Sound; Known For Singles Like "Boy" and "Too Dramatic"

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Ra Ra Riot formed in January 2006, playing at houses and venues around the Syracuse University campus. They recorded a demo in February 2006. The band started to attract attention due to their energetic live shows, enough to gain an appearance at the CMJ Music Marathon, fewer than six months after their formation.

Following this appearance, their live show received the first of several favorable reviews from SPIN.com, who called them "one of the best young bands we've heard in a really long time". They went on to open for Art Brut and Bow Wow Wow in New York City, toured the UK twice on their own, then returned, opening for the Editors (footage of which can be found on Crackle); they also toured North America supporting Tokyo Police Club. Their first solo headlining tour of the U.S. was completed in 2007, and in early 2008, they embarked on a second.

The band was also invited to play the Iceland Airwaves Festival, in Reykjavík, Iceland. They have recorded three sessions on the national online radio station WOXY and three for the acclaimed Daytrotter sessions at Futureappletree studio 1 in Rock Island, Illinois.

In 2007, they made their first appearance at South by Southwest and headlined a show at the Seaport Music Festival in New York City. The band returned to appear again at the South by Southwest Music Conference in March 2008.

In July 2007 an eponymous EP of six songs was released on the Rebel Group label. In the winter of 2007, the band signed to major label V2 Records. To celebrate their new label deal, Ra Ra Riot released "Dying Is Fine" and "Each Year (RAC Mix)" on 7" vinyl as an A/B single. In December 2007, the band announced that they had finished recording new songs for their debut LP. During their show in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 25, 2008, the band announced their new album "would be released in August. If not August then September" 2008.

On May 19, 2008, the band announced that they had signed to Barsuk Records. Their debut album The Rhumb Line was released on August 19, 2008 in the United States and Canada. It was released in Europe via V2/Cooperative Music on September 22, 2008. The music video for "Can You Tell" won Best Music Video in the 2009 Finger Lakes Film Festival on November 7, 2009.

In the spring 2009, Barsuk released an EP, Can You Tell, featuring remixes, early demos and live recordings. The band released their second album called The Orchard on August 24, 2010. The Orchard was produced by Ra Ra Riot and Andrew Maury, and nine of the 10 tracks were mixed by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, and one mixed by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. The band played several new songs from the album during a February performance in Brooklyn, New York.

In January 2011, Ra Ra Riot were nominated for The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards under the Pop/Rock Album category for The Orchard.

Also in 2011, their song "Boy" was featured in a Honda Civic commercial and "Boy" was used in the episode "A History of Violins" of the TV show Royal Pains, Also in an episode of "Shameless" on Showtime. On February 10, 2012, cellist Alexandra Lawn announced that she would be leaving the band.

The band's third studio album, Beta Love, was released on January 22, 2013, and coincided with a live world-wide internet broadcast of the band's concert that night at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The video "Dance With Me" is making a statement on the web.The album is the band's first studio album since the departure of Lawn and marks a shift in their musical style away from their earlier baroque pop and more towards synthpop

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Ra Ra Riot

Indie Rock Band That Incorporates Classical Elements Into Their Sound; Known For Singles Like "Boy" and "Too Dramatic"

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Ra Ra Riot Biography

Ra Ra Riot formed in January 2006, playing at houses and venues around the Syracuse University campus. They recorded a demo in February 2006. The band started to attract attention due to their energetic live shows, enough to gain an appearance at the CMJ Music Marathon, fewer than six months after their formation.

Following this appearance, their live show received the first of several favorable reviews from SPIN.com, who called them "one of the best young bands we've heard in a really long time". They went on to open for Art Brut and Bow Wow Wow in New York City, toured the UK twice on their own, then returned, opening for the Editors (footage of which can be found on Crackle); they also toured North America supporting Tokyo Police Club. Their first solo headlining tour of the U.S. was completed in 2007, and in early 2008, they embarked on a second.

The band was also invited to play the Iceland Airwaves Festival, in Reykjavík, Iceland. They have recorded three sessions on the national online radio station WOXY and three for the acclaimed Daytrotter sessions at Futureappletree studio 1 in Rock Island, Illinois.

In 2007, they made their first appearance at South by Southwest and headlined a show at the Seaport Music Festival in New York City. The band returned to appear again at the South by Southwest Music Conference in March 2008.

In July 2007 an eponymous EP of six songs was released on the Rebel Group label. In the winter of 2007, the band signed to major label V2 Records. To celebrate their new label deal, Ra Ra Riot released "Dying Is Fine" and "Each Year (RAC Mix)" on 7" vinyl as an A/B single. In December 2007, the band announced that they had finished recording new songs for their debut LP. During their show in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 25, 2008, the band announced their new album "would be released in August. If not August then September" 2008.

On May 19, 2008, the band announced that they had signed to Barsuk Records. Their debut album The Rhumb Line was released on August 19, 2008 in the United States and Canada. It was released in Europe via V2/Cooperative Music on September 22, 2008. The music video for "Can You Tell" won Best Music Video in the 2009 Finger Lakes Film Festival on November 7, 2009.

In the spring 2009, Barsuk released an EP, Can You Tell, featuring remixes, early demos and live recordings. The band released their second album called The Orchard on August 24, 2010. The Orchard was produced by Ra Ra Riot and Andrew Maury, and nine of the 10 tracks were mixed by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, and one mixed by Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. The band played several new songs from the album during a February performance in Brooklyn, New York.

In January 2011, Ra Ra Riot were nominated for The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards under the Pop/Rock Album category for The Orchard.

Also in 2011, their song "Boy" was featured in a Honda Civic commercial and "Boy" was used in the episode "A History of Violins" of the TV show Royal Pains, Also in an episode of "Shameless" on Showtime. On February 10, 2012, cellist Alexandra Lawn announced that she would be leaving the band.

The band's third studio album, Beta Love, was released on January 22, 2013, and coincided with a live world-wide internet broadcast of the band's concert that night at The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York. The video "Dance With Me" is making a statement on the web.The album is the band's first studio album since the departure of Lawn and marks a shift in their musical style away from their earlier baroque pop and more towards synthpop

Ra Ra Riot Videos

  • Ra Ra Riot - Interview (101.9 KINK) - YouTube
  • GRAMMY Pro Interview With Ra Ra Riot At SXSW 2016 - YouTube

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  • How to book Ra Ra Riot?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ra Ra Riot for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ra Ra Riot, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ra Ra Riot or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ra Ra Riot?

    Booking fees for Ra Ra Riot, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ra Ra Riot, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ra Ra Riot?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ra Ra Riot for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ra Ra Riot for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ra Ra Riot or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ra Ra Riot or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ra Ra Riot is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ra Ra Riot for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ra Ra Riot generally travels from Syracuse, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Wavves, Best Coast, Angel Haze, The Lone Bellow and Grouplove. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ra Ra Riot for an upcoming event.

Ra Ra Riot Speaker Videos

  • Ra Ra Riot - Interview (101.9 KINK) - YouTube
    GRAMMY Pro Interview With Ra Ra Riot At SXSW 2016 - YouTube

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