RISE UP Reggae Band

 "Rise Up is a smoky blend of roots reggae with California attitude for a style that falls closer to Bob Marley than Sublime. In other words, genuine reggae," Matt Weir, Good Times: Santa Cruz.


Upcoming Live Shows!

3-16-19 @ Catalyst Club - UPSTAIRS BAR (AFTER STEPHEN MARLEY SHOW) (Santa Cruz, CA)

Doors @ 9:00pm. Music @ 10:00pm.

4-20-19 @ Old Princeton Landing - 7th ANNUAL MINI COASTAL REGGAE ROCK FESTIVAL (Half Moon Bay, CA)

w/ Coast Tribe, Skunk Funk, & More TBD. Doors @ TBD. Music @ TBD. Tix: $10 Pre Sale/$20 day of show.

4-26-19 @ The Fox Theater - (Salinas, CA)

w/ SoulWise, Wasted Noise, & DJ Moi. Doors @ 7:30pm. Music @ 9:15pm. Tix: $20 Pre Sale/$25 day of show.

5-19-19 @ The Cow Palace - AMERI”CANNA” DREAM FESTIVAL (San Francisco/Daly City, CA)

w/Cannons, Arden Park Roots, Ancestree, Two-Peace, Rootsman Project, Higher Logic Project, RiotMaker, etc.

6-8-19 @ Monterey County Fairgrounds - INK AT THE BAY: TATTO EXPO (Monterey, CA)

w/Jordan T & South Bay Dub All Stars. Doors @ TBD. Music @ TBD.

6-22-19 @ 4th & Mill Sports Bar (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)

w/Skunkdub. Doors @ 8:00pm. Music @ 10:00pm.

7-5-19 @ - 3 Disciples Brewery (Santa Rosa, CA)

Doors @ all day!. Music @ 7:30pm.

7-27-19 @ Private Party-Invite Only (Soledad, CA)

8-3-19 @ Zelda’s on the Beach (Capitola, CA)

Doors @ 8:00pm. Music @ 9:00pm.


New EP Coming Soon! Summer 2019!


Rise Up just completed a studio session with EN Young at Imperial Sound Studios/Roots Musician Records at the end of June 2019. New music and videos to come soon!


Rise up Is a roots rock reggae band from california.

RISE UP is, according to Good Times: Santa Cruz, "a smoky blend of roots reggae with California attitude for a style that falls closer to Bob Marley than Sublime. In other words, genuine reggae." Since forming in the spring of 2016 RISE UP has been a force on the scene with infectious riddims interwoven with strong messages of consciousness and self-awareness. Pulling from a myriad of influences and musical backgrounds, RISE UP layers their own unique sound over the unmistakable power of a Roots Rock Reggae backdrop. RISE UP has shared stages with foundation Reggae legends such as the Wailing Souls, Half Pint, Michael Palmer, & Winston Jarrett; as well modern heavyweights of the genre such as Arise Roots, Josh Heinrichs & Skillinjah, & Through the Roots to name a few.

The core of RISE UP is: Chris Alcantara (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards), Alex Cortez (Drums), Leland Smith (Lead Guitar, Melodica), & Rich Mihalek (Bass); but many shows they are joined by different members of a consistent group of friends and session musicians who each bring a unique addition to RISE UP’s sound, giving each show a different element to experience. You have seen or may see the following musicians performing live with RISE UP: Steven Moreno (Bass), Tome Limon (Keys), Moustafa Craig (percussions, vocals), Alejandro Gomez (guitar), Ruben Macias (guitar) & Justin Prouty (guitar).