EarlyRise was founded by Orly Lari (vocals, piano) and Raz Klinghoffer (guitar player and producer), who combined their different styles and started writing music together. They were later joined by Itamar Goldwasser (Drums) and Dima Grossman (Bass), and finally emerged with their debut album “What if”, which was self released in May 2011.
The album explores many levels of experience and emotion, making each song unique, with its own style and point of view. Like different facets of a complex personality, What If gives us a first glimpse of EarlyRise, unfolding before us with each song.
Since the release of “What If”, the band has reached over 40,000 Facebook fans, and their YouTube channel has gained over 3 million views, when nearly 1 million of them are from their song “Wasteland”.
Their first video - an acoustic version of their song “Old Friend”, has gained over 700,000 views in less than 8 months.
EarlyRise have gotten many great album reviews on different music websites, and won first place in OurStage’s Rock finals for June 2011, winning them the Grand Prize.
After being selected out of hundreds of bands worldwide to play at the Music Matters Live Festival in Singapore earlier this year, they have recently been chosen out of thousands of bands from around North America to play at the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival.
At the moment EarlyRise are working on new material, playing live shows, and waiting for the right opportunity to make their big break.