New Album -EDGEWOOD-
Upfull Rising is a roots/rock/reggae band sprouting up out of San Diego, CA. Known for their versatile sound, commanding stage performances, and spiritually driven message; Upfull Rising maintains a level of suspense and engagement with their audience throughout the show. With a sound described as a combination of Tribal Seeds and Steel Pulse with Peter Tosh on guitar; Upfull Rising performances have been described by the legendary, live reggae artist, Al Scholl, as “powerful” and “spiritually inspiring”.
Life-long friends Corey Brennan (vocals/guitar) and Bob Cook (keyboards/backing vocals) gathered a few friends and started the group in the Summer of 2013 out of their mutual love for reggae music and the surrounding culture in San Diego. As teenagers, Corey and Bob would travel across the border to Tijuana and Rosarito to catch their favorite bands like Tribal Seeds, Eek-a-Mouse, and Midnite - shows that were 21+ back in the states. Upfull Rising has now had the blessed honor of sharing the stage with heavy hitters including; Israel Vibration, The Wailers, Alborosie, Morgan Heritage, Don Carlos, Pato Banton, Yellowman, and Natty Vibes among others.
In October of 2016, the band began the recordings for what would become their first full length album entitled, ‘Edgewood.’ The collection of 14 songs recorded span the 4 year history of Upfull Rising and includes some of the first songs written by the band back in 2013. Tracks like ‘Bloodsuka’ and ‘Humble Them,’ are featured alongside songs like ‘Steppin’ Stone’ and Rhythm,’ which were written weeks before the time of recording. Instead of taking the traditional recording studio route, the band decided to take the DIY approach to recording and producing ‘Edgewood.’ Foregoing the recording studio and opting to record in their garages, apartments, and camper trailer.
‘Edgewood’ is the story of exploration and personal growth. Prior to forming Upfull Rising, Corey, had never sang for any other band or in public at all. Bob, originally a guitarist, switched to keys because he was the only one who happened to have a electronic piano at the time. Prior to ‘Edgewood,’ neither of them had ever released anything that they recorded themselves, let alone a project that extensive. Upfull Rising embodies their name to the fullest; uplifting and inspiring everyone around them with a powerful sound and a positive message.