About The Band

Bio: Rich vocal harmonies and vibrant acoustic guitar mix with the grinding rhythms of the Cajon and ride on melodic bass lines. This coupled with relentlessly passionate performances make Newrising an entertaining and energetic live experience that never fails to leave an audience uplifted.

"Liquid guitar, great flow, sharp groove. Playing so tight you just couldn't slip a Rizla between any of the beats."

Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music - March 2010)

"There might not be - and may never be - another musical entity like them."

...Alan Clayson (Rock n' Reel - Feb 2010 - 4/5*)

"This is acoustic folk with funk, drive, passion and power. There’s a wealth influence encapsulated in their songs - everything from folk storytelling through Afro-bass bounced funk to blues-influenced angst. Close three part harmonies weave together to create a musical tapestry of colour and depth. Adam lays down the groundwork on which Jay builds his guitar and vocals, while Tom provides a solid anchor for their music."


"Jay Carter stands head and shoulders above so many of the singer-songwriters working the circuit. His effortless groove and red wine vocals never cease to delight."

...Tristan Seume (Guitarist magazine)