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Madison Rising / Bio

Madison Rising, America’s most patriotic rock band, is on a mission to make great rock music and send a message that American culture is alive and well.

Madison Rising released its best-selling rendition of the Star Spangled Banner in the summer of 2012 and both the song and video have become huge hits, catapulting the band into the national spotlight and creating one of the most loyal fanbases in rock music history. “Awesome,” “deeply moving,” “chilling,” and “the best ever,” are just some of the superlatives used to describe Madison Rising’s rendition of the song that celebrates what being an American is all about. The song itself has sold nearly 150,000 copies worldwide, reaching #1 in several Amazon music categories, and as high as #3 on the iTunes rock charts. The video itself has garnered over 6.5 million views, along with a “thumbs up” approval rating in excess of 97%.

On November 5, 2013, Madison Rising released their second album – American Hero – dedicated to the men and women of our armed forces, along with the police, firefighters and other first responders.

The band is currently in the midst of an ambitious seventy-city tour. The band has performed at numerous military, corporate and veteran events, NFL half time shows, the opening ceremony of the 2014 Special Olympics, the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Police and Fire Games at RFK Stadium, at NASCAR, the 73rd Annual Motorcycle Rally at Sturgis, 2015 National Police Week on the West Lawn of the Capitol as well as other major venues, and has opened for rock legends Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Kansas, Weezer, Slaughter, Toby Keith, Sugar Ray and others.

Lead singer Dave Bray is a Navy veteran and former Corpsman for 2nd battalion 2nd Marines.

Madison Rising: Music with meaning.

General Info

Band Members
David Bray, Samuel Fishman, AJ Larsen, Tom DiPietro
Artist Name
Madison Rising
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Alternative Rock

Contact Info

New York, NY