The Way Up
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The Way Up

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Fledgling Flight (2006 live bootleg)
So This Is The Old Year EP (2006 live bootleg)
Nothing To Say/Saturday (2007 official singles)
Contractual Obligation EP (2007; covers EP)
Live @ The Windsock (2007 official live bootleg)
Live @ SafeToSwim (2008 video/audio bootleg)
Live @ The Bitter End (2008 video/audio bootleg)
Live @ Hat City (2008 official live bootleg)
Twenty Five Hours Later EP (2009, official release)



The Way Up is a band worthy of your ears, heart , mind, and time.

Dave Ross is a singer/songwriter with a great fondness for the improvisation of classic blues and jazz and the compositional approach of classical music. Dave has self-released one album (2007's "You") and is currently recording his sophomore solo album, "The Mend."

John Pioli [formerly of Squee, Dead Air Motion Picture, and Falling Season] is a monster guitar player with perfect pitch and a master's degree from the University of North Texas in jazz studies. A skilled singer/songwriter, John has self released two albums under the name Mad Lucas (2005's "Keep The Promise You Can't Say," and 2006's "CodeName: Li") and hopes to release a third in 2009. Onstage, John is notoriously known for blurry photographs, due to his manic energy which sees him either in the air or on the floor.

Dan Carlisle has been playing bass for the past ten years. In this time he has backed Rachael Yamagata and played with Oz Noy, just to name a few. Dan’s professional attitude, musical aptitude, and incredible stage presence make him a perfect fit for the group.

Nate Moore [formerly from Tractor Flip and The Risk Taken] is the kind of drummer you want in your band. He is super skilled, creative as they come, keeps good time, and is kind and agreeable. Prior to joining TheWayUp, Nate appeared with hardcore band The Risk Taken on one release with Stillborn Records. Currently, he and Dave Ross can also be seen playing with the band Sarianna & The Swell.

Together these guys become more than the sum of their formidable parts. Sort of a Beatles meets Hendrix meets the 80's and 90's college radio sound. TheWayUp share moments with the audience and make the time feel special. With unparalleled heart and incredible energy, TheWayUp is a band that you will WANT to see.