StellaRising

StellaRising

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
BandRockAlternative

A high energy female-fronted band that brings
an authentic mixture of radio-friendly original rock/pop songs and energetic covers fused with rock, pop, funk and many other genres.

Biography

The eclectic sounds of StellaRising have risen out of the hard work, experience and a blending of the natural talents of singer/songwriter Kristi Ormand and lead guitarist/songwriter Tony Oliver-Paull. Formed in 2009, the pair’s acoustic sound has quickly made its mark on audiences and musicians alike in the Charlotte and surrounding areas.

Kristi’s musical background began at a young age and after professional training, she decided her love for music superseded anything else. After playing in several venues and private parties around the Charlotte area, Kristi began focusing on songwriting, drawing from her surroundings and personal experiences to inspire her. After meeting with Mike Graci to record her new songs, he introduced her to lead guitarist Tony Oliver-Paull. Kristi and Tony immediately began to focus on songwriting as a group. With over a decade of experience, Tony’s passion for music lead him to earn a degree in Music Performance at Winthrop University. While attending, he focused his studies on jazz and classical guitar. With musical influences such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Coltrane, Tony’s musical style is continuously evolving and has quickly proved to be perfectly suited for StellaRising. Just a few short months later they recorded “Hard to Breathe” and “This Is Who I Want To Be” at the Knothole Recording Studio in Waxhaw, NC with help from bassist, Chris Revels and drummer, Mike Graci. The band’s debut album releases early 2011.

Set List

Set List

Song Title Artist

1. Chasing Pavements Adele
2. Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
3. Call Me Blondie
4. Space Oddity David Bowie
5. Everywhere Michelle Branch
6. My Favorite Mistake Sheryl Crow
7. Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel
8. My Life Billy Joel
9. You May Be Right Billy Joel
10. It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me Billy Joel
11. Use Somebody Kings Of Leon
12. Bad Romance Lady Gaga
13. Poker Face Lady Gaga
14. I’m Just A Girl No Doubt
15. Spiderwebs No Doubt
16. Please Don’t Leave Me Pink
17. Sober Pink
18. Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
19. Sittin’ On the Dock of The Bay Otis Redding
20. There She Goes Sixpence None The Richer
21. Hard To Breathe StellaRising
22. This Is Who I Want To Be StellaRising
23. Let Me Be Me StellaRising
24. Motion StellaRising
25. I Don’t Care About You StellaRising
26. Socialite StellaRising
27. Procrastination StellaRising
28. Interstate Lo