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The Rising Design / Bio

The Rising Design (TRD) are a Modern alternative rock trio, originating from Mount Pearl , Newfoundland . The power rock trio have been thriving for success on the Canadian music scene since they started back in 2006.

Curtis Harding (Lead Vocals/Bass Guitar/Keyboards) and Brandon McDonald (Drums, Guitars) started the band in high school, with a dream to revive the rock scene in their town. Later that year Steven Davis ( Lead guitar) joined the group to complete the trio in 2007. They instantly started playing in Battle of the Band gigs, shows at schools, and private parties. They now play downtown St.John's on a regular basis (George Street) , and will be heading out on their first Canadian tour in the fall of 2012.

Influences range from The Vines, The Subways, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, The Womabts... To The Beatles, Pink Floyd, ELO, and The Rolling Stones. Hence their classic rock core with a hard rock edge. The boys and are well known in town for their powerful trio sound, and it shows. They have opened for well known Canadian acts such as ; The Trews, Steven Page of the Barenaked ladies, and have future gigs booked with Sloan, and Bif Naked on their tour.

Their first album "Start it Up" sold several copies on a local level, and the guys plan to head back into the studio for their second full length album during the spring of 2013, followed by another cross country tour.




General Info

Band Members
Curtis Harding, Steve Davis, Brandon McDonald
Artist Name
The Rising Design
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Active Since
Alternative / Alternative Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info


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