Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts
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Muscular beats that smack you upside the head, guitars as edgy and menacing as a broken bottle and gruff vocals that sound like they've have been filtered through a lifetime of rotgut, regret and unfiltered Rothmans.

- Darryl Sterdan, The Winnipeg Sun - The Winnipeg Sun


Fantastic CD! Im old enough to remember the first CDs of Led Zeppelin and Steppenwolf and I got the same kick out of listening to Hittin Wood. Authentic, uncluttered, passionate rock......brilliant work!!

- Scott Johnston, KIX-FM - KIX-FM Australia


Lock up the bottles, and hide your daughters! An excellent throwback to the sort of down and dirty blues-rock reminiscent of some of the best rock of the early to late 70s. The tracks on this release provide evidence of something that critics are always looking out for rock and roll as played by those whose sound comes from within (as opposed to trying to sound like someone else). The moment the disc started, I felt like I should be in a grimy bar somewhere, searching my pockets for enough change for one more bourbon.

- Greg McGuire, Globe & Mail - Globe & Mail


"Just bought the new CD from CDBABY. Excellent product! Inspiration runs from start to finish. Absolutely superb! Good rockin' blues that I will listen to many, many times. GREAT!"

-Andre Thomas (FRANCE)
- CD BABY (online)


"Extremely Tasty!"

-Bo Diddley, after watching the band open for him at Coyote's Nightclub in Winnipeg on his 2005 Farewell Tour - Absurd Machine Press Release


"Dr. Rage and the Uppercuts are from Canada but have a firm grasp of American blues rock and capture the soulful delivery of late ‘60’s and ‘70’s blues rock outfits. Populated with tremendous riff artistry and crafty percussion, this is a rhythm-and-blues masterpiece with rock-n-roll lurking at every corner."

- J-Sin - Smother Magazine (online)


"Hittin Wood and Diamond Hard does prove that blues-rock is alive and well in Manitoba."

-Mike Warkentin - Uptown Magazine (Winnipeg)


"When it comes to hard-hitting blues, Dr. Rage and his Uppercuts are definitely in. Their prescription for what ails ya is their debut Hittin' Wood and Diamond Hard!"

-Winnipeg Sun - The Winnipeg Sun (Winnipeg)


"I need a vocalist that sounds like four o'clock in the morning after a shot or two of bourbon, and [on this album] I feel that pain!"

-Radio host Howard Manshein - CJUM 101.5 FM (Winnipeg)


"If I ever get the muscle car of my dreams these guys will definitely be playing on the stereo as I cruise down to Memphis."

- Amie Lesyk - The Projecktor (Winnipeg)


Discography

2005 - Hittin' Wood and Diamond Hard (Absurd Machine Records)
2009 - Sexus Diablo (Absurd Machine Records)

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Did You See What God Did To Us?
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Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts are a hard hitting, riff based Rock/Funk/Blues band based out of Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Combining raw energy and attack, with a soulful, bluesy delivery, their feel pays homage to the spirit of the late 60s and early 70s, blended with an in-your-face attitude and a high intensity sound.

Started as a 4-piece in 2005 the band took flight with a rock/blues style at the foundation of the music. During the process of discovering their sound the band quickly wrote a batch of originals and learned a few rare covers for their debut release “Hittin’ Wood & Diamond Hard”. The album was received extremely well nationally and internationally gaining favorable reviews for the band in the local scene and abroad. The band continues to add styles and flavors to their music and recently added new members Steve Silver – Bass and Dan Grapko – Rhythm Guitar. With addition of a well versed bass player and second rhythm guitar the band continues to develop a definitive sound built around hard rocking riffs and groove based rhythms.

Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts are sure to leave you drunk, sweaty and thoroughly satisfied.

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Memorable Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts highlights include:

- Opening for Bo Diddley July 12th, 2005 Coyotes Winnipeg, MB.

- Opening the main stage at Manitoba SummerFest 2005 July 29th, 2005 at The Grand Beach Entertainment Center Winnipeg, MB. The band shared the same stage with the likes of: Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Roger Hodgson, Warrant, Harlequin, The Romantics, Kansas, The Zombies, Gregg Rolie, Helix and many others.

-Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts toured western Canada in October 2005 which included dates in BC, Alberta and Manitoba.

-Performed at The Hamlet July 15th, 2006 opening for The Perpetrators

-Performed at the Great Woods Music Festival August 13th, 2006 Great Woods Park Beasejour, MB. The band shared the stage with such names as: Donné Roberts, Tom Principato, Mississippi Heat, and Eddie Turner.

-Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts and their song "Hey Lil' Sister" were featured in the Myspace Hordes section of Guitar Player Magazine (January 2007 Issue) as one of the winners of the Ernie Ball Myspace Hordes contest.

-Opening the main stage at Rockin' The Fields of Minnedosa August 4th, 2007. The band shared the same stage with: Harlequin, Kenny Shields, Pat Travers, Rick Emmett, The Stampeders, and Nazareth.

-Dr. Rage & The Uppercuts new release SEXUS DIABLO available Oct. 23rd, 2009!!