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The Rising talk about touring with Jess and the Bandits and covering “Getaway” car by Dexeter

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We are thrilled to be touring with Jess and The Bandits this October, its a real honour to be asked to do the tour with them and we cant wait to get started. We were introduced to JATB while we were at C2C last year and we instantly liked their music. So we are looking forward to hearing the songs live again and also hanging out with the guys. Allot of the venues on the tour are also on our ‘bucket-list’ of venues to play i.e. Borderline, King Tuts so we are super excited about getting the opportunity to play those venues, not to mention the first date of the tour is sold out. So the whole tour already feels like its going to be one big adventure and we cant wait to meet all the new faces out there.

When the idea was put across for us to put together covers of various acts on the tour we obviously went with covering one of JATB singles. However, we also really wanted to cover a Dexeter song. Firstly, we really admire what they are doing, plus after meeting them at C2C we saw that they were great people, so that was important. However, we wanted to pick a song from their albums that we could take in a different direction, something that wasn’t expected. So after listening to the albums on repeat we finally settled on “Getaway Car”. we changed about the chord sequences and arrangement around allot to give the song is a slightly darker tone to fit in with the lyrics of feeling alone and wanting to get away from it all.

Full tour line-up:

October 18: Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne (Jess And The Bandits &
The Rising) (SOLD OUT)
October 20: The Bodega, Nottingham (Jess And The Bandits, The Rising & Dexeter)
October 24: Whelan’s Upstairs, Dublin (Jess And The Bandits, The
Rising & Na Fianna)
October 27: Louisiana, Bristol (Jess And The Bandits, The Rising,
Southern Companion & Acoustic Journey)
October 28: The Borderline, London (Jess And The Bandits, The Rising &
Liv Austen)
October 29: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Jess And The Bandits, The
Rising & Fitzwallace)
October 30: Gulliver’s, Manchester (Jess And The Bandits, The Rising &
Luke & Mel)
October 31: King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (Jess And The Bandits, The Rising &
Blackleaf 40)

Tickets: Book Here


Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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