The Rising are:
Chantelle McAteer: Vocals, Harmonica
Chris Logan: Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin
Ryan Hodges: Drums
Danny Boyle: Bass

The Rising are best described as blending the fresh-faced sounds of today’s Pop/Rock with Modern Country Stylings/Americana stylings fresh from Nashville. Led by Songwriting and Production duo Chantelle McAteer and Chris Logan.

Based in Leamington Spa, UK for several years. But, due to pressures associated with lockdowns throughout 2020 – 2021 they were forced to move back to their native home in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

To date The Rising have received support from the likes of BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, Guitarist Magazine, Maverick Magazine, Hot Press Magazine and gained Editorial Playlist support on Spotify, such as ‘Very Nearly Nashville’.

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 The Big Feastival, Pub In The Park, Godiva Festival, Buckle & Boots, The British Country Music Festival and Country 2 Country Festival in London’s 02.

The Rising are currently working on their second album thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign where their fans helped to fund the record. This record will be released as a Vinyl boxset. To date, they have released one full-length album (on Vinyl) and several EPs. In 2020 the duo embarked on a strategy of releasing a single every six weeks. This constant work ethic resulted in the band being named Band Of The Month on BBC Introducing.

Their name however, comes from a Bruce Springsteen album that has and continues to inspire all members of the band


“Hook-laden songs with singalong choruses” 8/10 – Guitarist Magazine

Amazing – Gaby Roslin (BBC Radio London)

“A glorious amalgamation of Rock, Country and Folk” – Jim Gellatly (XFM/Amazing Radio)

“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

“This impressive song from The Rising is sure to make a lasting impression on its listener. With a contemporary 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