“August Rising is one of the best rock bands on OurStage if their near constant status as chart toppers is any indication.”
“There’s just something special about this band. Be it their soothing tunes or their downright passionate performances, they play with heart, soul and an honesty unlike any other.”
“Out of thousands of bands, August Rising wins 1st place (West Coast/California) in Subway's Fresh Artists Competition with the chance to open for Grammy Award Winning band, The Goo Goo Dolls.”
"Earnest and impassioned, So-Cal band August Rising meet the expectations created by heaps of hometown hype on this, their eponymous debut. "
"I’ve been in the music business now for 15 years, and I can tell you, this song is a hit." - DJ Valentine formerly interviewed August Rising On-Air and enthusiastically stated this quote after spinning 'Lay Your Hands on Me'.
“Few artists on the LA scene have influences as diverse as August Rising, and it shows in the finer nuances or their freshman album. The first time I heard their local hit Lay Your Hands On Me, I was shocked to see a small constellation of goosebumps raising the individual hairs on my arms. To put it succinctly, their sound is nothing short of inspired. Clearly this group has a great chemistry and diversity, and it shows in the music.”