THE RISING are a Pop/Rock, Country/Rock band with Americana/Heartland influences from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Rising released their debut Album “Coming Home’ on 25th August 2014 (in UK), 26th Sept (Ireland), with the lead single “Still Coming Home To You” being picked up by BBC Radio 2 with the likes of Graham Norton, Alex Lester and Steve Wright championing the track. It has also gained extensive airplay in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
The single was also reviewed positively by the UK Country Music media and also the pop/rock media. The single was also featured on the iTunes frontage (Country Genre) under “New & Featured”.
The band take their name from the Bruce Springsteen album ‘The Rising’ which was a key influence on all members of the band.
The Rising have emerged from the ashes of another band, EXIT. Then a four-piece, they released a brace of well-received EPs and were championed by Kerrang magazine, who applauded their “enormous, stadium-seeking choruses” and a sound “as outsized as a monster truck at Kwik-Fit”.
Classic Rock went further, exclaiming: “You can imagine watching this band on stage in a 20,000-seater arena with the crowd singing along to every word.”
EXIT also represented Ireland in the UK finals of US label Bodog Music’s search for the world’s best unsigned group, eventually finishing eighth. And the quartet paid their dues on the live circuit, supporting the likes of Starsailor, Twin Atlantic, Journey South, Aslan, Sweet Savage and former Mama’s Boys frontman Pat McManus.
So why the name change? Simple – EXIT wanted to make music that was less rowdy and more refined, to replace the overt rock mannerisms with subtle pop stylings.
With the line-up reduced to a leaner trio - singer Tristan Harris, guitarist Chris Logan and bassist Andy Morgan - Logan, acknowledging the new roots-based direction, added banjo and mandolin to his repertoire of instruments. The Rising were born.
Reviews of the band have stated:
"This impressive song from The Rising is sure to make a lasting impression on its listener. With a compentorary vibe, bubbling banjo undercurrents and guitar-driven arrangement reminiscent of one of Keith Urban's many hits, this one is sure to do well.” Maverick Magazine
"This country/pop crossover tune is out of the box perfect… This gleaming track could easily find success on either the country or pop radio stations thus securing the rise of The Rising." GiggingNI.com
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