The Raconteurs is a band in the United States that plays rock music. The Raconteurs is also known as The Saboteurs in Australia. The band of Raconteurs features the songwriting of Jack White of The White Stripes as well as Brendan Benson. The band members introduce themselves as a new band made up of old friends. Jack White and Brendan Benson are both from Michigan specifically in Detroit. The band of The Raconteurs is qualified as a rock-and-roll group.
The Raconteurs has band members consisting of Jack White on vocals, guitars, keyboards and synthesizers; Brendan Benson on vocals, guitars and keyboards; Jack Lawrence on bass guitar and Patrick Keeler on drums. However, as a live touring performer, Dean Fertita also joins the band and plays guitars and keyboards.
One summer day, friends Jack White as well as Brendan Benson got together and wrote a song that inspired them; it was the beginning of the foundation of The Raconteurs. Steady, As She Goes was the title of the song that they wrote during that time. Jack Lawrence as well as Patrick Keeler soon joined the band, thus The Raconteurs was formed. The Raconteurs was weaved with the magnificent talents of the four members who also belonged to their own bands.
The band of Raconteurs met at Benson’s East Grand Studio to arrange the tracks for Broken Boy Soldiers. The members continued to work with the sound as they get together over the year. At last, the album was produced and was released during the month of May, 2006. The Raconteurs is a skillful storyteller that is capable of conquering any genre challenge that they encounter. The music made by The Raconteurs has a new story which started to unfold.
Steady As She Goes was released by the month of January in 2006 in the United Kingdom. They limit the copies to 1000 copies whereas by the 7th of May, 1000 copies were produced and were released in United States. The full length album of The Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers, was released by the 16th of May, 2006 in United States and by the 15th of May, 2006 in the United Kingdom. The album was released under Third Man Recordings/V2 Records in the United States. Broken Boy Soldiers gained favorable reviews and reached number 7 in US charts as well as number 2 in UK charts.
The Raconteurs discovered in Australia that a band of Queensland was using the band name Raconteurs; the band was forced to rename themselves as The Saboteurs. The Queensland band refused to give up their name for the amount they were offered and tried to extract a higher price from the Raconteurs record company. One of the members of the Queensland band has said that they had not been informed of who was trying to buy their band’s name and asked for the larger total of money to see what would happen. But as a result the band of Raconteurs decided to replace their name with The Saboteurs for the Australian market.
The Raconteurs has proven their worth as talented musicians who share the same interest in music and share their friendship with each and every band member.