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Rainbow Kitten Surprise


What city or town do you call home?

Boone, NC

Are there any fun facts about your band?

All 5 members of RKS lived in the same dormitory their freshmen year of college, before the band was assembled.

What inspired the name of your band? Are there any other names you considered that didn’t make the cut?

Our friend Noah Toomey, who almost died of bacterial meningitis, was given the honor of naming the band. He randomly said “Rainbow Kitten Surprise” and it stuck.

What’s the first song you remember playing onstage? Feel free to elaborate if there is a story around it.

Our song “Fail!” We used to always start our shows with it.

You absolutely cannot perform without…

With the exception of our lead vocalist, every other band member has missed a show. So that would have to be Sam. Other than him, we can make it happen.

Do you have any pre-show rituals before you take the stage?

It’s like a ring chant, but it’s hard to explain…

What artists made you want to play music?

Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, and so many others.

If you could open for any band on tour this summer, who would it be and why?

Lorde or maybe The Neighbourhood. We feel like our sound would mesh well with artists like these and would make for an awesome show.

What is you band’s biggest band ambition?

We want our music to heard and remember by as many people as possible.

You just found out your record got to Number One. What’s the first thing you do?

Hire a lawyer.

Lasly, is there anything else you want to share with us?

Our songs.

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