What's up with Rising Signs

Meet the Band

Rising Signs is a reggae band born of local musicians who have been rocking the Northern California sector for decades. Over the last 10 years Rising Signs has shared the stage with a few Reggae classics, including Don Carlos…

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Ellery Clark - Bass, Vocals

Mendo Native Ellery has been the Bass foundation from day one, and was part of the transition from the Rootstock band with Christian and Lex.

While becoming a Bass Guitarist and an excellent Blues Harmonica player, Ellery grew up…

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Christian Freeman - Percussion, Vocals

Christian joined the band during the transition from Rootstock to Rising Signs, and has been a key piece of the clockwork that make up the group.

A Ukiah native, Christian grew up skateboarding to ska and punk rock and…

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Monte Brill - Keys

Norcal native Monte has been around the Mendo Reggae scene since the turn of the millennium. He also played for many years in The Funky Dozen, where he met his wife Shelly. Writing songs for the band is one…Read more

Shelly Brill - Vocals, Ukulele, Style

With her gospel roots, powerful vocal skills, diverse experience and fresh ukulele licks, Shelly makes you feel the music. After many years singing professionally, she found her way back to the top half of California, and added her soulful…Read more

Lex Krauss - Guitar and Vocals

A lifetime musician/songwriter. 

Lex spent 27 years as a member of the infamous Rootstock Reggae Band from Ukiah Ca, sharing the stage during those years with an impressive lineup of classic reggae artists and venues. As the Rootstock band ended…

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Dari Miller - Keys


Currently Residing In Texas!

We Miss Him!

Darshan (Dari) Miller is a Mendo local, born and raised during the back to the land movement of the 70's.  Music was the family past time when not busy homesteading. Dari feels…

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