The Rising – A Bruce Springsteen Tribute with Special Guest – BonJourney; A Tribute to Bon Jovi & Journey

Thursday, September 4th 2014


The Rising is a brotherhood of friends, some with ties that date back nearly two decades. Much like Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, they take the stage more like a gang, than a band. They collectively roll up their sleeves and go to work, night, after night. They were all cut from the worn denim of blue collar towns, and paid musical dues playing dive bars, and juke joints. What you hear is the musical truth. What you see is the embodiment of friendship, and what you feel is the  ‘spiritual healing”, that can only be supplied by a great rock n roll band.

The word “tribute” is defined by websters as such:
3. Something given, done, or said to show gratitude, honor, to praise.

Honor must come with responsibility, and that responsibility is to maintain the honor you bestow. It would be easier to kind of, sort of care, or take a bunch of short cuts, and pretend you are respecting an artist, and more importantly their fans. The Rising does not pretend.

Their passion is real. Their talent is real. Their blood, sweat, and tears are real. There are no pre-recorded tracks, or pretend playing. There is no make-up, or make believe voices.The band uses all of it’s collective power to hold true to the artistic vision, to both honor the artist, and the fans.

Performing songs spanning the nearly five decades of Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue; from “Greetings From Asbury Park” through Springsteen’s 2009 release “Working On A Dream”, they deliver each song with the same power, heart, and soul as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

C’mon up to The Rising – the “House-Rocking ” “Earth -Shaking”, “Heart-Stopping”, tribute to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.


TOM VITORINO – Vocals, guitar, harmonica

ANGELO BARBERA – Bass, vocals


JOHN HARJO -Organ, keyboards, vocals

BOBBY HOLLEY – Saxophone, vocals

MARCO MOIR – Guitar, vocals, mandolin

ALEX RICE – Piano, keyboards, vocals


additional touring musicians

PAUL BRANTLEY – Percussion

CHRIS HENRY – Guitar, Vocals