The Rising

The Rising are a Pop/Rock, Country Rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The band have just released their debut album Coming Home on Renegade Maverick Records. Since releasing their debut single the band have gained massive support from BBC Radio 2 with the likes of Graham Norton and Alex Lester championing their first single. It has also gained extensive airplay in UK, Ireland, Europe (Germany, Netherlands) and the USA/Canada. The music video for their debut single also reached Number 1 in the CM&T International Artists Music Video Chart (Country Music Chart Show – USA & Sky TV). The band are also performed at Country 2 Country festival in London’s o2 in March 2015. Alongside acts such as Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Brantely Gilbert and Kip Moore. iTunes have also featured the band on their front page banner for several months as well as featuring both the single and album in “New & Featured” section.

The album was recorded in Belfast, Nashville and Los Angeles, by several different producers, among them Grammy Award-winning engineer Hank Williams, renowned for his work with Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift. Several guest artists also added their talents to the album. For example; Molly Thomas (Molly Thomas & The Rare Birds, Matthew Ryan Band), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, Solo artist).

Since its release the album has been well received by fans and critics alike, for example:

“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

“A glorious amalgamation of Rock, Country and Folk” – Jim Gellatly

“If your after big songs with big choruses then you could do little better” – R2 Magazine

“Choruses and tunes which aim for anthem status.. The Rising are definitely a band to watch.” – Golden Plec

“Anthemic choruses and a sound that fans of Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum will love” – Hotpress Magazine

The band have toured with several acts including, The Shires, Ward Thomas, Sonia Leigh, Sasha McVeigh, Starsailor, Twin Atlanic etc.

Their name from a Bruce Springsteen album title that is a mutual favourite album and 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 byKerrang 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.”

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.

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