The Raconteurs Biography

The Raconteurs were born after pals and Detroit neighbours Brendan Benson and The White Stripes' Jack White wrote 'Steady, As She Goes' together back in 2004 in Benson's home studio.



After drafting in The Greenhornes' rhythm section of Jack Lawrence (bass) and Patrick Keeler (drums), the band recorded debut album 'Broken Boy Soldiers', releasing it to huge acclaim in 2006.



'Steady, As She Goes' was issued as The Raconteurs' first single and reached Number Four in the UK charts. The band made their first live appearance at Liverpool's Carling Academy in March 2006, and the same year headlined the Radio 1/NME Stage at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals. The Raconteurs covered songs by Love, Nancy Sinatra, The Undertones and The Flamin' Groovies among others while on the road.



Now based in Nashville, The Raconteurs recorded second album 'Consolers Of The Lonely' in late 2007/early 2008. On March 18, the band announced that the record would be released just a week late (March 25) on all formats, with no review copies available. The first single was called 'Salute Your Solution'.



The group are known as The Saboteurs in Australia, where a local band trade under the name The Raconteurs.

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The Raconteurs News

The Raconteurs reunion 'off the table', says Brendan Benson

Jack White previously confirmed band were recording together in 2013

  • Mar 17, 2014

The Raconteurs stage partial reunion in Nashville

Jack White and Brendan Benson played 'Hands' and 'Steady As She Goes' at the Ryman

  • Dec 19, 2013

The Raconteurs to release new DVD 'Live At Montreux'

Jack White and co will release a live film of their 2008 jazz festival appearance on June 18

  • Mar 9, 2012

The Raconteurs 'uncertain' of new album plans ahead of live return

Jack White and co are due to kick off US comeback dates tomorrow (September 14)

  • Sep 13, 2011

The Raconteurs to play first gig since 2009

Jack White's band to headline MI Festival

  • Jul 6, 2011

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The Raconteurs Reviews

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Many Shades Of Black

  • Jul 11, 2008

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Jack's back with the Racon...who? The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville (April 14)

  • May 2, 2008

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Salute Your Solution

  • Apr 11, 2008

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Consolers Of The Lonely

  • Mar 26, 2008

The Raconteurs: Broken Boy Soldiers

How Jack lost his stripes and found a friend

  • May 15, 2006

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