As music becomes increasingly segmented due to higher demand for inventive design, true enjoyment can often play second fiddle to innovation. A sound or style that is familiar to the music world may be overlooked due to this very fact. As a result, uniqueness frequently takes precedent over wide appeal.
- Hand picked out of 15,000+ of the highest quality independent bands and producers around the world. August Rising was chosen to perform at the first ever "Knott's Berry Jam". 2012
- Chosen as Finalist (out of 800+ contestants) to perform at The STAPLES Center with the Stanley Cup Winners, LA Kings. 2012.
- Music Placement with Fox / Fox Sports West (SUPERBOWL XLV).
- Endorsed by Cleartone Electric Guitar Strings.
- Endorsed by Clayton Custom Guitar Picks.
- Headlining act for Record Store Day’s (4th annual) event, 2011. Artists performing at various locations included: Foo Fighters, Deftones, My Chemical Romance, August Rising, Peter Buck of R.E.M., Duran Duran (Roger & John Taylor), Dio band members, and MORE!
- Clear Channel, one of the worlds largest media/entertainment companies picked up August Rising and is now spinning our single, “Lay Your Hands On Me”, on many of their 750+ radio stations globally!
- Reached (Nationally) 1st in Best of Rock chart 2011. 1st for 2 weeks, top 20 for 34 weeks, and top 100 for 83 weeks!! (OurStage).
- Won 1st place in a regional (California/West Coast) Ourstage / Subway-Fresh-Artist / Goo Goo Dolls Competition, 2010.
- élite Magazine interview/publication (Print & Internet) on August Rising. This is a paid subscription magazine that is distributed to over 80,000+ homes in the Santa Clarita Valley, CA.
- August Rising was nominated out of OVER 1 MILLION American Artists as the top 344 for the ‘Artists On The Verge’ project in 2011! (The New Music Seminar)
- August Rising was also spun and introduced on Fox Sports Radio (JT the Brick show ‘Music Monday’) a few days before Superbowl XLV!!!
- Released on Go DIY Records compilation CD (California’s TOP 20 bands) 2010.
- 2008 International Songwriting Competition "ISC" Semi-Finalist (London, England)
PRESS: (below are a few links)
- Knott's Berry Farm (First Annual Knott's Berry Jam) 2012.
- The STAPLES Center (LA Kings Contest Finalist) 2012.
- The American Cancer Society 'Relay For Life' Event. 2010 & 2011.
- Westfield Town Centers’ “Rockin Summer Nights”. 2010.
- Arts in the Park (Ventura Chamber of Commerce). 2010 & 2011.
- The OC Fair. 2010 & 2011.
- CA Avocado Festival. 2010.
- The CA Music Festival. 2009.
- Earth Day Festival at Central Park. 2009.
- Star *98.7 FM ROCKSTAR contestants in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Semi-Finalists all 3 years!!
WHERE YOU CAN FIND AUGUST RISING: www.augustrising.com
DIY, Self-Titled, Self-Released and Self-Published album available on most digital outlest such as: iTunes, Amazon, etc...Also available for your listening pleasure on many of Clear Channels 750+ terrestrial radio stations and major internet radio stations such as Ourstage & Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/music/artist/august+rising
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