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 fresh-faced Pop/Rock with Modern Country Stylings fresh from Nashville.
The band’s style is informed by a wide number of influences. 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. The band are equally at home listening and enjoying top 40 radio and all genres of music. But it’s the band’s love of storytelling lyrics and songs with meaning that inspires their love and affinity with Country Music.
The band name however, comes from a Bruce Springsteen album that has and continues to inspire all members of the band
The bands previous two singles “This Special Time Of Year” and “Last First Love” have achieved success with the latter single being exclusively premiered by US based Country Music Bible ‘The Boot’. In the days after the premiere, the video went on to achieve over 25,000 views on the bands VEVO page. Both singles have also enjoyed heavy radio play and playlisting globally, including USA, UK, Europe, Ireland and beyond.
The band have been lucky enough to gather support from the likes of RTE Radio, BBC Radio, Radio 2 with the likes of Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester championing the band from their very first single.
The band have toured constantly since its formation including the chance to perform at the Country 2 Country festival in London’s O2 two years in a row, firstly, in 2015 and again in 2016. Constant touring around the UK and Ireland has helped the band build their fan-base with every show. Shows have included their own shows (the most recent being a headline tour in March/April 2017), festivals and also touring alongside the likes of Jess & The Bandits, The Shires, Ward Thomas and many other top acts.
“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