The Rising / Demi Marriner / Kira Mac / Emily Lockett on Tuesday 19th February 2019
The Rising present the 'Moving On Tour 2019. With Very Special Guests.
The Rising can best be described as blending fresh-faced Pop/Rock with Modern Country Stylings fresh from Nashville. The band have just released their 2nd album “Moving On” to great critical acclaim including positive reviews and features with the likes of Guitarist Magazine, Country Music Magazine, Hotpress Magazine, No Depression, The Arts Desk, Yorkshire Times and many more.
The album was recorded between the band’s native Belfast and Nashville (TN) and features musicians such as Chris Brush and Tommy Detamore on Pedal Steel Guitar.
The band have performed at Country 2 Country Festival at London’s O2 (Twice). Toured the UK and Ireland extensively on their own headline tours and have also opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits.
First single from the album “Rebound” achieved success when it was given a world premiere by US based Country Music Bible ‘The Boot’. The band’s music has also enjoyed heavy radio play and play listing globally, including USA, UK, Europe, Ireland and beyond. Including good support on UK National radio including extensive radio play on the likes of BBC Radio 2, BBC London etc including support from the likes of Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester. BBC Introducing also named it song of the week on the week of is release.
“Moving On is Country Pop/Rock with Chantelle McAteer’s vocals supported by Logan’s jangly rhythm and strong lead guitar. Hook-laden songs with singalong choruses” - 8/10 - 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 Belfast’s The Rising right now. The kind of song which could dent the charts and hearts of the states given the right breaks, fans of the likes of Lady Antebellum and early Taylor Swift will lap this up” - Edwin McFee, Hotpress Magazine
The name Demi Marriner is common tongue in the UK music scene, and for good reason.
Armed with a stack of notebooks, a head full of ideas and a collection of incredible jackets, Demi Marriner is a songwriter well worth keeping track of. Riding shotgun alongside her unique, outstanding songwriting are Demi’s powerful, emotive live performances. Demi’s confidence and professionalism on stage sparkle even more than her guitar strap and matching capo. Whether she’s pouring out her heart in an intimate solo shows, or kicking down the saloon doors with her incredible backing band, Demi knows how to impress.
After a successful debut EP 'Tracks and Trails', and follow up EP 'Dandelion' reaching numbers 1 and 2 respectively in the iTunes UK Country Album Charts, Demi is galloping forward with even stronger new material and a live EP currently in production.
The southwest songstress' tassel boots have already graced many a great stage, including; The Symphony Hall supporting Rufus Wainwright, the main stage at Wychwood Festival, the Forest stage 2000 Trees, as well as being a regular at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Demi has made her mark performing in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Canada, including support shows for Jon Gomm, Tia McGraff, BJ Barham (of American Aquarium), Cattle & Cane and Elles Bailey.
Demi’s passion and emotion is so contagious, it is almost impossible to not be captivated from the offset.
'One of the leading ladies on the live UK country circuit'
- Nick Cantwell, Belles and Gals.
Kira Mac is an up and coming country singer/songwriter, she has performed on stages such as the o2 in London and gigged at venues across the country, whilst studying Music at the British institute of modern music in Manchester.
She is also currently working in the prestigious parr street studios on her original songs for her upcoming EP “Storm on the horizon” due to be released November this year.
Kira has played at a number of festivals this year after being invited to play and share the stage with huge UK country music artists such as Gary Quinn and Ward Thomas.
She has a lot of great things coming up she will be supporting Thorne Hill, on tour in November and also next march she will be supporting Nashville based country artist Caitlin on her UK tour.
She is set to be on festivals all around the country again next year which will all lead up to her 2 week tour In Nashville next June, to play festivals and shows at the legendary bluebird, tooties orchid lounge and Station Inn and to take the next step in her musical career.
Emily is a singer/songwriter from Stoke-on-Trent, studying a BTEC in Artist Development (Level 4) in Manchester.
Emily first started learning to play the guitar at the age of about 5 and started writing songs from age 12.
Emily's song 'Reflection of Me' was highly commended in 2017 in the national Song Academy Young Songwriter competition (age 13 - 18 category) and 'Nice Eyes' repeated this in the 2018 competition.
Emily's first collection of self-penned songs, called 'Reflections of Me', was released in December 2016 and in December 2018 a second EP called 'My Imagination' was released.
Also in 2018 Emily won the 'Artiste of Year 2018 - Peoples Vote' in awards run by British Country Airplay in conjunction with Country Road Radio.
Emily's music has been played on numerous radio stations - BBC Radio Stoke, 6 Towns Radio, Cannock Chase Radio, WCR FM, Moorlands Radio, Best of British (Unsigned Music), Stafford FM, CMR Nashville, Keep it Country TV and BRFM (95.6FM).
A number of Emily's songs have been licensed internationally for in-store radio airplay and have been released on compilation albums.
As regards live performances, Emily has opened for international and touring artists and played in a variety of venues, from small clubs in Stoke on Trent & Manchester to bigger festivals like 110 Above Festival.
Emily's music has also been featured on music blogs and made the 'Listening Post' weekly short-list on the 'Fresh On The Net' blog numerous times:
Music Genres: Acoustic, Alternative, Country/Americana, Pop, Rock
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