Rhythm Rising: formation, principles and values.
Music has been with humans for tens of thousands of years and still has a big role to play in the lives, emotions and aspirations of ordinary people. It can express and contribute to our hopes and dreams to build a better future for individuals and the world at large
With that reason in mind Rhythm Rising formed from a group of musicians called Yellow Bell in Camden, London in the early 1980s and continues to this day to make a creative contribution towards a bright and hopeful world for the present and generations to come.
Rhythm Rising built a solid reputation as an exciting live band around the thriving Camden and London music scene of the 80's and 90s. They were invited to play London wide and across the whole of the UK and at larger festivals notabley Glastonbury Festival (on a number of occasions), , The Respect Festival, Plymouth Live and SAS festivals in Cornwall. The band recieved UN funding to play at festivals across the .
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Finding our feet with Martin Abraham vocals and Bren Canty & Nico Korner on guitars.
Rhythm Rising 'emerges'.
Once established Rhythm Rising became one of the resident bands at the famous Dover Street Wine Bar in London’s West End while performing at festivals and events nationwide. From 2000 they started playing short tours across England from West Cornwall to Leeds, some radio and TV appearances and also travelled to France and Germany to play at large International festival events.
The band goes far!
Rhythm Rising founding members Steve Laffy, Andy Cleveland and Danny Copping at Chapel studios.
After some years of experimenting with styles, material and personnel Danny Copping joins the band, which continues rehearsing, writing and recording original material.
Brother Si Laffy joins us and the band starts gigging at Festivals and venues around London.
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Brothers Steve, Simon and Gerry Laffy have collaborated in Rhythm Rising over the years
Rhythm Rising- beginings
The story of the band