The Upwelling
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The Upwelling

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2005 / The Upwelling EP



An upwelling occurs when cold water from the ocean depths replaces its warmer surface layer. As a result of this phenomenon, an upwelling has come to mean a "rising", not unlike the current emergence of the similarly named Queens-based band, the Upwelling.

With influences like Pink Floyd and the Police, New York City’s the Upwelling have gathered notice. While still unsigned, the band was designated as the 1st unsigned act and 1st EP on Virgin-Megastore’s Virgin Recommends series, Underground Band-of-the-Year, and named Karma Productions’ band to tour Ireland. Without agency or management, the band was invited to tour the U.K. with the All-American Rejects and then to tour the U.S. as the sole support on Third Eye Blind’s 10-year anniversary tour. They have further supported an impressive and diverse group of bands including Metric, Motion-City Soundtrack, We are Scientists, Towers of London, The Wrens, Tea Leaf Green, Rainer Maria, VHS or Beta, The Duke Spirit, As Tall As Lions, The Stills, Hoobastank, and others.

The Upwelling, including Conor Heffernan (Keyboards/Bass Pedals), Lee Moretti (Guitar/Harmony), and brothers Ari (Vocals/Guitar) and Josh Ingber (Drums/Harmony), will be touring and recording through the Fall and are available to package as support or co-headline.


“I like a band called the Upwelling … They’re pretty amazing.� (Tyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects on

“A band called the Upwelling, I love them. They are the inheritors of Pink Floyd. I think they are so amazing.� (Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind on 97.3 FM San Francisco 2/7/07)

“The band mixes the stoned-out moods of Dark Side of the Moon with the more grandiose orchestral maneuvers of latter-day space rockers Spiritualized and Secret Machines, and Ari’s powerful falsetto would put Chris Martin to shame…� (

"It is a work that demands attention...Maybe that's why the E.P. [is recommended] by Virgin Megastore - a 1st for an unsigned band." (NY Press)

"NYC based The Upwelling are one of the rare bands that create art for art's sake. Making them even more rare is how they successfully avoid the trappings of self-indulgence and are instead inventive, inspired and most importantly - listenable." (Kings of A&R)

"Their hypnotizing live show gained momentum at South by Southwest and at various spots across the US, further cementing their reputation as a band that can make you feel groovy while still packing a punch." (

"It's shocking just how assured this E.P. is. Three dudes from Brooklyn, without a label or studio, have done what Pink Floyd tried to do with Dark Side of the Moon." (Splendid E-Zine)

"When finally finishes polling for its band-of-the-year award, it's pretty likely that the underground band-winner will be Brooklyn-based the Upwelling for their self-produced, self-promoted, self-titled [E.P.] recorded in their basement." (Metro New York)


* 1st unsigned band & EP selected for Virgin Megastore's "Virgin Recommends" CD (VR15)

* Headlined Mercury Lounge @ CMJ 2005

* Toured w/ the All-American Rejects in Feb. '06 & w/ Third Eye Blind in April/May '07

* Awarded's "Underground Band of the Year"

* 1 of Rave Review Bands from Hits Daily SXSW News

* Previously toured U.S. and U.K. twice

* Winner of 'Karma Productions' "Band to Tour Ireland"

* Featured as "Band of the Day" by 8/5/05


John Baker - J. Bakker Management - (702) 385-3343 -

Robert Reynolds - Callister & Reynolds Law Firm - (702) 385-3343

Robin Hinnant - Milestone Artist Representation - (704) 778-3040 -

Keith Distel - Distel Productions - (860) 582-5844 -