Belfast, County Antrim
The Rising are best described as blending the fresh-faced sounds of today’s Pop/Rock with Modern Country Stylings fresh from Nashville.
Refusing to be defined by one genre they firmly believe that music is music regardless of what genre tags it happens to have. Taking influence from contemporary Pop, Rock as wells the updated Country Sounds of artists such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood,Keith Urban,Kelsea Ballerini and many others.
Having received support from the likes of BBC Introducing (Band Of The Month), BBC Radio 2 (Playlist), BBC Radio London (Sessions with Gaby Roslin), Guitarist Magazine, Graham Norton, Maverick Magazine, Hot Press Magazine.
Constant touring across Ireland, UK and Europe has allowed the band to build up a healthy fanbase as well as perform at prestigious events such as Country 2 Country Festival in London’s 02.
They have recently released their second album “Moving On” which received great critical acclaim across national and regional media. Including publications in the USA featuring the band. This constant work ethic resulted in the band being named Band Of The Month on BBC Introducing. One of the band’s singles “Even The Stars Fall For You” was adopted by LGBTQ rights organisations.
They are currently in the middle of a monthly single release campaign.
“Moving On is Country Pop/Rock with Hook-laden songs with singalong choruses” - Guitarist Magazine
“Amazing” - Gaby Roslin (BBC Radio London)
“When it comes to country-tinged pop-rock songs, there are very few who do it with as much style as The Rising… Fans of the likes of Lady Antebellum and early Taylor Swift will lap this up” - Hotpress Magazine
“A glorious amalgamation of Rock, Country and Folk" - Jim Gellatly (XFM/Amazing Radio)