"The Raconteurs" is a rock band, featuring several members previously known for other musical projects.
According to the current definition, The Raconteurs qualify as a rock-and-roll supergroup, featuring the songwriting of Jack White of The White Stripes and Brendan Benson, who are both Detroit, Michigan musicians. In the band's own words, however, they are not a supergroup, asserting that the term implies something pre-planned, when they are actually "a new band made up of old friends."
*Jack White (of The White Stripes) – vocals, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers
*Brendan Benson – vocals, guitars, keyboards
*Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes and Blanche) – bass guitar
*Patrick Keeler (of The Greenhornes) – drums
*Dean Fertita (of The Waxwings) as a live touring member only – guitars, keyboards
According to the official website, "The seed was sown in an attic in the middle of a hot summer when friends Jack White and Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that truly inspired them. This song was "Steady, As She Goes" and the inspiration led to the creation of a full band with the addition of Lawrence and Keeler."
The band came ...
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members|| Brendan Benson|
Jack Lawrence (bassist)