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"The CD is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!  I am VERY impressed...The tunes/compositions are of top quality, and the engineering is just SUPERB!!!  EXCELLENT sound (for ALL instruments, not just drums - though the drums DO sound particularly sweet, I must say...!!! :) As do the cymbals!!!) Great job!!!"

Fernando A. Meza (Director of Percussion Studies - University of Minnesota)

"Working with Scotty Horey and his band of musical aces was a great experience… Their combination of chops, humor and professionalism made for a great session. It was amazing watching the intricacies of their arrangements unfold and on top of that - they just plain rock!"

- Kevin Bowe (Producer/Engineer - IPR)



The first full-length album available from RisingSide! Order your copy of the Album in a limited edition with 8page booklet, or download the album in its entirety (.WAV lossless files). Also available at all RisingSide shows.

New "In My Skin" single released! 

We are proud to release our newest single "In My Skin" to the world today. Take a listen above and don't forget to download it! We have been working very hard on recording and writing and are finally happy to share with all of you. Thank you for listening in and being a part of our crew. Always more to come!

Here is what is in store for RisingSide in the next few months:

- This Sunday we will be recording another single with Kevin Israel at RiverRock Studios in Northeast.
- Our next show is May 16th at Wild Tymes in St. Paul, details TBA
- We are working on Wisconsin tour dates the last weekend in May!
- June to July Scotty will be touring Brazil for an International Percussion conference - good luck Scotty!
- Ryan, Juan, and Katie will be writing, promoting, and doing a few special performances while Scotty is away.

Make sure to support all your favorite local musicians/bands - we can't succeed without all of you. RisingSide will continue to strive and grow and bring only the best performances and music to our fans. Now lets go melt some faces!

RisingSide at Minnesota Music Cafe w/ Skyhaven 

Hello All,

We will be headlining at the Minnesota Music Cafe on November 12th and joined by Skyhaven. Come out for an early show (Music at 8:30) and hang with us. Come sign up for a free download of "In My Skin"!

Check the Gigs page for all the details.

RisingSide OUT.

Rocking Driftwood 

Next Friday, October 25th we will be rocking the Driftwood Char bar. Check out the details on the gig page. The REBEL QUEENS will be joining us!

ALSO - we hit 500+ Likes on facebook! You all rock! Here's to hitting 1000 next year.


Old Arizona has teamed up with EMI audio and the most exciting new progressive rock acts in the twin cities to bring you a "Progressive Sound-scape Evening". The show features solo percussionist Scotty Horey, the epic and hard driving RisingSide, the groovy and progressive Harakiri, and of course, a great selection of drinks from the Old Arizona's well known beer and wine bar. The show celebrates the beginning of a more regular live music presence at the Old Arizona. 

Please consider coming to this much anticipated, special, one time event - whether you want to sit and listen, go up to the front and dance, or experience for your first time the great selection of the Old Arizona's well known beer and wine bar!


Line up:

Scotty Horey


We have a gig that popped up for us thanks to Juan Ca at the Minnesota Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN tomorrow night! We will go on at 9pm. Check out the Gig page for directions and details. Remember that the Green Line Light Rail is now operational so it is super easy to get over to St. Paul and enjoy a show now!

Looking forward to rocking with everyone!

MAY 31st! 

Our first show back with the new lineup is Satuday, May 31st! Check out the GIG page for more information!

new lead guitarist! 

Welcome Juan Carlos Mendez to the risingside team!!! We are very excited to find a wonderful fit for our music. Stay tuned for show updates this week!!!

Seeking Lead Guitarist! 

Unfortunately Tony has had to step away from the band to focus on other
things at this time. We wish him the very best and will miss him!

BUT! We look forward to continuing our adventure with a new member! So....

RisingSide is seeking a 
new lead guitarist to help write, play gigs in the rock scene, and
help give music presentations at schools (teaching resume building opportunity).

RisingSide is a growing progressive rock band in the Minneapolis scene
comprised of three highly professional and serious musicians who have
current connections in the music world. Please visit

The ideal lead guitar player will possess the following:

- professional attitude (responsible and organized)
- professional gear
- high playing abilities in pop, rock, metal, and ballads
- excellent timing and rhythm skills, tight pocket and sensitive feel
- be able to contribute riffs and songwriting ideas in a group writing atmosphere
- knowledge of music theory/music terminology and music reading skills a plus but not required
- be able to rehearse one evening a week without compensation
- be available to take gigs on Fridays and Saturdays (small compensation may be available)
- learn existing material

Passion, creative vision, and dedication to growing professionally is what we strive for. If you are looking to be a part of something authentic that allows you to grow creatively as a musician, please contact us with your name, email or phone number, brief description of your experience/goals, and any questions you may have. 

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