The Raconteurs Biography
The Raconteurs, an Alternative-Rock made up of friends who came together in the summer of 2004 in Detroit, Michigan USA, features The White Stripes' main man, vocalist + guitarist Jack White, vocalist + guitarist & keyboardist Brendan Benson, bass player Jack Lawrence and drummer Patrick Keeler.
The quartet released their debut full-length disc, "Broken Boy Soldiers", in May 2006; the 10-song set quickly ascended into the top 10 on the North-Ametican charts and hit the top 3 in U.K. while the main single, "Steady, As She Goes", peaked at #1 on The Modern Rock list and grazed the Pop charts all over the world; it was followed by "Level" which crawled up to #7 on The Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
For the second album, The Raconteurs, relocated to Nashville and moved to Warner Brothers Records. "Consolers Of The Lonely" came out in the spring of 2008 peaking at #7 on The Billboard 200 trailed by the Hot Modern Rock top 5 smash single "Salute Your Solution". The second single, "Many Shades Of Black", reached #37 on the same chart.