Reality TV Show Breaking New Ground In The Music Industry
RiseUP TV to Feature Slate of International Artists Performing Live On Tour, with Long Island’s Own Chris Ruben Band Performing in Smithtown
Style Magazine Newswire | 4/8/2019, 5:51 p.m.
April, 2019 (Smithtown, NY) -- RiseUP TV is a live musical tour and reality TV show that features musical artists from around the world. The live tours will happen simultaneously in Canada and the USA, with a UK version coming in the fall of 2019. The behind the scenes footage from the tours will be compiled into episodes for release online and for broadcast TV. The focus of the live episodes is to document what goes on when you bring together artists of all ages and genres that have never met, for a series of live shows, while travelling and staying together in hotels along the way.
The live shows will be 2.5 hours long and feature short sets from the TV show characters and longer sets from local artists that represent each city’s music scene. RiseUP TV is also supporting local food bank’s and is asking attendees to bring one can of food as a donation. New York artists The Chris Ruben Band has been chosen as the local headlining artist for the live show and filming on May 11, 2019 at The Rail (281 W Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787). Chris will also be a featured character on season 2 of the series.
The Chris Ruben Band is a funk/rock band from Long Island, New York. The group features five members; Chris Ruben (Vocals, Guitar), Brendan Allan (Bass), Russ Benjamin (Drums), Eugene Iovine(Keyboards, Synths), & Frank Iovine (Synths, Organs). Influenced by classic acts including The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Nirvana, together their sound is a blend of modern funk and indie-rock reminiscent of Jamiroquai and Mac DeMarco. The band has become a staple in the Long Island music scene, frequenting venues including Portside Bar & Grill, 89 North, The Velvet Lounge, and BrickHouse Brewery. In addition, they have had the pleasure of performing at SXSW, Froggy Daze 7 & 8, The Space at Westbury,The Bitter End, Alive After Five, and The Jones Beach Bandshell.