Formed in 2014, Dio Rising were born out of highly regarded rock covers band Towers of Stone. As the name suggests, their set was always heavy on the music of Ronnie James Dio. With the voice and calibre of Carl Sentance (Nazareth) at the helm, it was an obvious step to do a fully fledged Dio show. Carl has worked with Geezer Butler and Don Airey prior to joining Nazareth and is also fronting a new incarnation of his first band, NWOBHM legends Persian Risk. Howie Jarrett (AB/CD, The Classic Rock Show, Lawless, Persian Risk), Paul Carnevale (Black Circus, Beholder), along with bassist Wayne Banks (Sabbat, Messiah's Kiss, Blaze Bayley Band) and keyboardist Fazz Farrington (Demon) faithfully forge the best of Dio era Rainbow, Black Sabbath and the mighty Dio itself! All you have to do is Stand Up and Shout!!!