“Blue Rising is a rock-n-roll treat for music lovers of all ages!” – Pam Thrash – Veteran On-Air Personality (B-97 Bloomington, IN)
“Blue Rising” is not your run of the mill, cookie cutter rock band from the midwest. There is an energy in their songs and lyrics. They have a solid sound that would appeal to anyone with the appetite for progressive rock. I’ve had the priviledge of listening to some of their songs and it left me wanting more! I work for a top 40 radio station in a college town and I’ve heard so many local bands that they all start sounding the same. Not these guys…they’re going places. They have a BIG sound, quality musicianship, and in your face vocals. I’m excited for this band as I know they will rock any where they play! Blue Rising is a rock-n-roll treat for music lovers of all ages!
Two song radio review – Alex Lester – DJ/Host (96.7FM Bloomington)
After listening to “Be” and “Paradigm,” I agree with many that Blue Rising is definitely one of the best up-and-coming bands in the state of Indiana. With solid vocals and their hard-rockin’ style, these guys are what rock and roll is truly all about. Blue Rising is definitely a band to watch out for!
“As a music producer, I truly appreciate what Blue Rising has to offer.” – MusaSoundWorks Studio
Blue Rising hails virtuosity into finesse rockpower. Soaring vocals carry sounds from past bands and the music bring something fresh and innovative. Soulful sonorities carry you thru sustains seemlessly well orchestrated riffs packed for a great general effect. As a music producer, I truly appreciate what Blue Rising has to offer. I always enjoy attending their shows and look forward to the next right after they play the final note.
“Perfect example of the direction in which commercial Rock and Roll music should head in the upcoming decade” – Matt Riefer – Producer – Digitracks Studios
From the arrangement of the music, to the production of their recordings, Blue Rising is a perfect example of the direction in which commercial Rock and Roll music should head in the upcoming decade. Their modern, yet nostalgic sound is made up of chunky, high-gain guitars, punchy roomy drum and rhythm section, and a smooth yet aggressive vocal range. The music has a very listenable and familiar quality and is complimented by unique instrumental arrangement. Instead of using vocals for an entire song, there are nice breaks where each instrument gets to express itself. While attending a recording session with Blue Rising, I was able to see their diligence and hardworking efforts that they have each put into their music. I can’t wait to see where this record goes!
Two song radio review – Jennifer Marker – DJ/Host (99.1 FM)
“Blue Rising takes “local music” to a whole new level. You are immediately captivated by the strong melodies that flow through the entire song and you become driven to get up and dance. The vocals and instruments work together to create a free flowing moment that almost becomes relaxing but also makes you want to rock out. Seeing Blue Rising live is an experience not to forget and hearing them truly makes you wonder, “Who is that and where can I get this album?””
Review/Recommendation – Rich Morpurgo – Producer/Engineer (Midwest Audio Recording)
“I’ve worked with a lot of bands over the years [Stevie Ray Vaughn, REM, John Mellencamp] in live and studio settings and this is one of the most determined, hard-working young groups I‘ve ever worked with. They are always prepared, on time, and ready to work. They work well together and always come in with new and interesting ideas. Blue Rising deserves a chance to be heard and appreciated by as many people as possible.”
“Blue Rising is certainly the epitome of “Rock n’ Roll ” – Jeremy Sublette, Nashville Recording Artist
“Blue Rising is certainly the epitome of “Rock n’ Roll”. From spot-on vocals down to the last riff and beat, this nostalgic but yet cutting edge group captures the soul and inspiration of what music should be. It was my pleasure to run sound for one of central Indiana’s hottest up and coming bands during three performances of a “Battle of the Bands,” which they ultimately won. Hands down, they blew the judges and patrons away with their charisma, song choices, and stellar musicianship; not only are they a class act onstage, but their personalities offstage are just as impressive. Don’t miss the opportunity to share this talent to the masses; music lovers deserve a chance to experience what Blue Rising has to offer.”
“They have the skills and presence it takes to light up and audience” – Travers Marks/Local Venue Owner
“Blue Rising is one of a very few bands with the potential for large success I have seen at my or any other local venues in the last couple years. They have the skills and presence it takes to light up an audience.”