Rising Tide creates a new tapestry of sounds and styles perfectly timed for the changing times of the 21st Century. Featuring core members of the world-renowned group Groundation, the band is composed of Marcus Urani (keys/producer), Ryan Newman (bass), Kim Pommel (vocals), Sherida Sharpe (vocals), Kerry Ann Morgan (vocals)—as well as virtuoso NYC-based Jazz-guitarist Yotam Silberstein and Bay-area heavyweight drummer Paul Spina (Motherbug, Claypool’s Flying Frog Brigade). This group creates a sound that is both profoundly unique and entirely familiar all at once. In the midst of their extensive world tour schedule, these musicians came together and began writing new music inspired by their travels.
Rising Tide encompasses top-shelf production with an eye on the issues facing our world today and an ear towards the unifying sounds found in all of those globetrotting tours. Incorporating sounds from across the musical landscape and rooted with hardhitting conscious lyrics, the band has tapped into a deep and unexplored well of inspiration, clearly evident on their self-titled debut album, set to be released in March 2016. Music reflects the times that we live in. With all that is going on in the world right now, a band is needed more than ever that can provide a contemporary soundtrack to the lives we lead today. Rising Tide gives us this music and so much more.