A. Kimble Ouerbacker III - Lead Vocals
Steven Sunnarborg - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Tony Shubumi - Bass and Vocals
Greg Collister - Drums

Hekar Rivera - Keyboards and Vocals

Music Tracks - 1. Leading Me On 2. Nothing To Nothing 3. Time Washes OverMe - Symphonic Rock Version

PRIMA DONNA RISING defines the next evolution of arena rock for a new generation!”


Prima Donna Rising is pleased to announce their tour of England and Scotland was a grand success, and the band cant't wait to return in 2025!!  

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Prima Donna Rising is a loud, hard rock band ready to bring their brand of original rock to a world-wide audience!  Prima Donna Rising will release their second album in the fall of 2024, and will support the album with a North American tour! 

Prima Donna Rising are regulars at the World famous Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, California, and has shared the stage with Dokken, Quiet Riot,Y&T, Ratt, Kix, Steelheart,The Babys, Lita Ford, Last In Line, Heavy Pettin, Frank Hannon of TeslaEnuff Z'nuff, AngelXYZ, George Lynch and Lynch Mob, Ross The Boss of Manowar, Autograph, Hurricane, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Black 'n Blue, among others, as well as classic rockers Sweet, Wishbone Ash, Michael Monarch of Steppenwolf, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Elvin Bishop Group, and has been joined on stage by guitarist Jimmy Burkard, (Westward, ex Billy Idol), and Roger Romeo of Legs Diamond, as special guest.  Prima Donna Rising is represented in the UK by Shock City Productions.

Prima Donna Rising began in the San Francisco Bay area in 1979.  They relocated to Los Angeles.  and became a mainstay on the Hollywood club circuit and began touring throughout California, and the United States.  In 1985, Prima Donna Rising recorded "loud, Louder, LOUDEST."  Surprisingly, shortly before their tour of Japan was to begin, Prima Donna Rising disbanded. 

Fast forward to January 2018, UK band JoanovArc contacted lead vocalist Kimble Ouerbacker, who at the time was working as an attorney, and asked if Prima Donna Rising would join them on a tour of the UK.  Prima Donna Rising reformed specifically for the tour but had such a good time they have continued playing, writing, and releasing new material!  They released their first single "Leading Me On" followed shortly thereafter by “Nothing To Nothing,” and most recently their symphonic version of “Time Washes Over Me.”  Prima Donna Rising has been played on over 400 radio stations world wide, both terrestrial and internet, and the band has been interviewed in the French heavy metal magazine "The Metal Mag."

Kimble Ouerbacker, Steven Sunnarborg, Tony Shubumi, Greg Collister and Hekar Rivera bring their many years of musical experience to deliver a sonic tour de force to a new generation of Rock 'n Rollers!


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Film and TV Credits

Prima Donna Rising played a supporting role in the cult classic, Over Exposed, which featured the band stretching the envelope by portraying a fictional band in the movie, where their main role was performing live as a band and forever searching for the leading lady!  Loads of fun!


Prima Donna Rising was high-lighted in the weekly television series, Rockin' the Bay, which featured prominent bands in the San Fransisco Bay area.

Leading Me On definitely captures that 80s rock feel. Great vocal and range with a unique timbre and quality about it. Carrying on a great legacy of retro 80s rock . . . great job guys! ”

— Andy Tanas, formally of Krokus and Black Oak Arkansas

One of the highlights of 2018 on Valley FM 89.5 Australia, well produced, awesome vocals, all the ingredients of a winning track!”

— Valley FM 89.5 Canberra, Australia

ROCK-N-ROLL IS PRIMA DONNA RISING!! The range of guitar ability, hammered by the drums THEN added the perfect vocal sound! This is the next incredible band to watch soar to the top! Keeping my soul shinning!”

— Michelle Osowick-Mullican

I love "Leading Me On!" Can't stop listening!”

— Waverly Latourette, KCSB, Santa Barbara


In the UK and Europe:

Shock City Productions
Peter McLean

Art Gonzalez
Tour Manager