RAH Band

RAH Band

Profile:
British studio project group, masterminded by Richard A. Hewson.

In the late 1960s, arranger, conductor, and multi-instrumentalist Hewson worked with James Taylor and pianist Herbie Hancock, along with arranging hits such as The Beatles "The Long And Winding Road", and Mary Hopkins "Those Were The Days". His fame as an arranger spread, and in the next decade he worked with artists including Supertramp, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Leo Sayer, Chris Rea, to name a few.

In 1976 he decided to produce, write, and play on his own records under the name RAH Band. The following year, the instrumental "The Crunch" (1977) on label Good Earth climbed into the UK Top 10. Three years later "Falcon" (1980) hit the Top 40 and started a long string of dance hits for the band.

Another track, "Clouds Across The Moon" (1965), with vocals by his wife Liz Hewson, gave him a second Top 10 single in the UK. Over the years the band have chalked up seven UK hits and have had records on a myriad of labels including DJM Records, KR, TMT Records, S.O.U.N.D. Recordings, RCA, Supreme Records, et al.

Hewson, who in the 1980s worked with artists Toyah and Five Star, and produced big hits for Cliff Richard and Shakin' Stevens, now concentrates on writing and producing music for UK television shows and advertisements.
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RAH Band Discography

Albums

RAH Band The Crunch & Beyond (Album) Ebony UK 1978 Sell This Version
RAH Band RAH Band (Album) DJM Records (2) Spain 1981 Sell This Version
RAH Band Going Up (Album) TMT Records Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
28MM 0304 RAH Band Going Up(LP, Album) Polydor 28MM 0304 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
RAH Band Mystery (Album) RCA, RCA Europe 1985 Sell This Version
RAH-CD1-2002-06-15 RAH Band Something About The Music(CDr, Album, Ltd, RM) Not on label RAH-CD1-2002-06-15 UK 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RAH BAND, THE* The Crunch (Part 1) (Single) Good Earth UK 1977 Sell This Version
RAH Band Jiggery Pokery Ebony UK 1977 Sell This Version
RAH Band Is Anybody There? Ebony UK 1978 Sell This Version
110 Rah Band Electric Fling(7", Single) Ebony 110 UK 1978 Sell This Version
The Rah Band* Tokyo Flyer (Single) DJM Records (2), Vogue UK 1980 Sell This Version
RAH Band Falcon / Tokyo Flyer (Single) DJM Records (2) UK 1980 Sell This Version
RAH Band Riding On A Fantasy (Single) DJM Records (2) UK 1981 Sell This Version
RAH Band Slide (Single) DJM Records (2) UK 1981 Sell This Version
RAH Band Downside Up / Dream On DJM Records (2) UK 1981 Sell This Version
RAH Band Tears And Rain / Hunger For Your Jungle Love KR (2), TMT Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
RAH Band Winter Love / Funk Me Down To Rio / Perfumed Garden TNT Records (5), TNT Records (5) UK 1982 Sell This Version
RAH Band Perfumed Garden KR (2), TMT Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
RAH Band Messages From The Stars (Single, Maxi) TMT Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
RAH Band Questions (What You Gonna Do) S.O.U.N.D. Recordings UK 1983 Sell This Version
RAH Band Sam The Samba Man TMT Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
RAH Band Featuring Nadia Flasch RAH Band Featuring Nadia Flasch - Dream Street S.O.S. (2) UK 1984 Sell This Version
RAH Band Sam The Samba Man / Rising Star / Dream Street (Single) S.O.U.N.D. Recordings UK 1984 Sell This Version
SNDS 3X RAH Band Rising Star(12", Promo) S.O.U.N.D. Recordings SNDS 3X UK 1984 Sell This Version
RAH Band The Crunch '85 RCA UK 1985 Sell This Version