The Rising

The Rising are:
Chantelle McAteer: Vocals, Harmonica
Chris Logan: Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin
Brian Mellors: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

The Rising can best be described as blending the fresh-faced sounds of today’s Pop/Rock with Modern Country Stylings/Americana stylings fresh from Nashville. It is the band’s love of storytelling lyrics and songs with meaning that inspires their love and affinity with Country Music.

The band have just released their second album “Moving On” via Renegade Maverick Records/Absolute on Vinyl/CD/Digital worldwide. The album received great critical acclaim including positive reviews and features with the likes of Guitarist Magazine, Hot Press Magazine, Maverick, Country Music Magazine, No Depression, The Arts Desk, Yorkshire Times etc..

Since the beginning the band’s music has enjoyed heavy rotation on radio globally including USA, UK, Ireland and Europe. With National UK Radio support by the likes of BBC Radio 2, BBC London thanks to Graham Norton and Gaby Roslin. Recently, the band have gained massive support from BBC Introducing where they were named “Band Of The Month” in May 2019. This lead to several high profile gigs and showcases such as a live BBC broadcast and slots at the Godiva Festival.

US based Country Music Bible ‘The Boot’ and Pop Music Magazine CelebMIX  have premiered several of the bands music videos including “Even The Stars Fall For You” which was adopted by LGBTQ rights organisations.

Since its formation… the band have toured constantly including the chance to perform at the Country 2 Country festival in London’s O2 two years in a row. Most recently the band undertook the “Moving On UK Tour” of UK and Ireland which saw the band perform in key cities such as London, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Belfast and Dublin. The band have also toured  with The Shires, Ward Thomas and Jess & The Bandits to name a few.

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


“Moving On is Country Pop/Rock with 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