Hailing from Bergen, Norway, ON THE RISE is a duo formed by Terje Eide (lead & background Vo&G) and Bennech Lyngboe (lead & background Vo).
ON THE RISE is playing melodic rock. In rockmagazines and on the internet their music are described as soaring and immediately hummable melodies, brilliant and catchy choruses, in your face guitars and musicianship par excellence…All the elements of a great song come together magically in their tracks.
Terje Eide first captured the public ear at age 16, as singer, guitarist and songwriter. His musical career began in earnest a year later, through winning a local talent contest. He later enjoyed a stint with the band HEAVEN & HELL, a rock institution in Bergen in the 80s. In 1986 he won the Norwegian National Rock Championship on
national TV with the band THE HEAT. He started his own band a few years later.
Terje has spent the past 9 years exploring various musical genres, as well as playing with local artists as a guitarist, singer and backup singer. This capacity landed him a variety of large-scale shows and concerts, backing acclaimed Norwegian artists.
Bennech Lyngboe made an early mark as a singer/songwriter. It all started in 1987. After a few years of honing his talents as a singer, guitarist and songwriter, he tried out ideas with local rock bands, both as a live and a recording artist. In 1995, he released his self-financed single “Leaves Of Fall”. The entire first edition of 1000 copies sold out in Bergen music stores, and the single enjoyed 3 weeks on the Hordaland Top 10. Since then, Bennech has been busy with his own and others’ studio work.
2 guys met in early 2001 and started working on some demos which immediately raised the interest of FRONTIERS RECORDS s.r.l, who signed the band in June 2002.
With the help of producer Eirik Gronner, and backed by such musicians as Zsolt Meszaros (Ds); Jan Martin Kleveland (B), Asbjorn Vie (Key) plus Roy Bjorge (additional Key), several rock magazines writes that ON THE RISE has created the melodic rock ultimate debut album, boasting influences from the likes of TOTO, NELSON and BOSTON with elements of the typical Scandinavian melodic rock.
Release of their debut album is 24th of February 2003…check it out !!!
(Taken from the official website)
ON THE RISE (FRONTIERS, 2003)