Red Sun Rising

Red Sun Rising

 Akron, Ohio, USA

Hard Rock/Alternative/Grunge all mixed together with a modern sound. Amazing vocals blended with dynamic guitar sounds and a great live performance. Red Sun Rising is something new, different and exciting.


"the band is tight, passionate, and not shy about who they are. (aggressive, straight-forward rock)"...this quote from the review of their CD, from Senior Vice President of CBS Radio, Christopher Maduri.

RSR is:

21 year old Mike Protich (lead vocals, guitar), Ryan Williams 23 (lead guitar), Hayes Hornish (bass/backing vocals), and 18 year old Mark Jendrisak(drums/backing vocals). The band practices in Akron, and considers Kent their home crowd. Mike, Ryan, and Hayes all grew up and went to school in Tallmadge, although they never met each other until long after graduating, Mark is the newest member of the band.

Since the lineup became solidified in 2007, RSR has been well received by the Cleveland media including appearances on the NBC Channel 3 morning news,"Live On Lakeside" and cable access show,"Random Acts Of Music." The band was also given the award for 2008 Hard Rock Band of the Year by the Cleveland Free Times. With their high energy and charismatic stage presence combined with their thoughtful, melodic, hard-hitting rock songs captivate their audiences.They have shared the stage with National and Regional acts such as: Seven Mary Three, Sponge, Days of the New, Rookie of the Year, The Becoming, Red Wanting Blue and others. Currently the band is unsigned and has a 4 song EP available and is recording the rest of their first full length album and exploring touring options.

Grace Artist Management
Kevin Grace


EP- 2007
Album- May 2009

Set List

1. Too Late
2. Numbers
3. Bury Me Today
4. Beautiful Suicide
5. Blackula
6. What You Are To Me
7. Elevate
8. Proofless
9. Cole
10. Birds Eye View
11. Cognition
13. Whats Goin On
14. 9 to 5r
15. Novicane
16. Creep (cover)
17. Rock N Roll (cover)
18. Crazy- Gnarls Barkley (cover)
19. Man in a Box (cover)
20. Fortunate Son(cover)
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