Rising Joy is a variety band that play songs that make you feel good, tap your toes, dance, sing and shout for joy. Restaurants, clubs, charitable events, banquets, weddings, fund-raisers, county and state fairs, and special events at shopping malls are our audiences. Jazz music has influenced our play list. We like jazz standards like "Summertime", by George Gershwin, to modern songs like "Peace" and "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones, and Adele Adkins' song "Lovesong" falls into this jazzy blues tunes. We play seasoned rock hits like "Love Train", "After Midnight", "Be My Baby", country tunes like "Crazy" and "Living on Love", and new standards like "Rolling in the Deep", by Adele Adkins, "Game of Love" by Michelle Branch, and "You and I" by Lady Gaga.
Our experience includes, Minnesota State Fair, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, Maplewood Mall, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, St. Paul's Highland Fest, 2012 and 2013, Rosedale Mall, 2012 and 2013, Lakeville's National Night Out 2013, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, 2013 and several fund raisers for churches