Ugly Elephant

Ugly Elephant

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandJazzFunk

UGLY ELEPHANT is a dynamic Funk-Jazz-Fusion Band based out of Austin, Texas. This project is impromptu yet structured with no musical boundaries. The music contains catchy hooks, melodies, innovative rhythms and solos galore keeping the average listener interested and the audience impressed.

Biography

The band was conceived in the Spring of 2008 by former band-mates, Dave “DJ” Johnson and Chris Hart after a brief conversation during Austins' famous Spring Birthday Celebration for Eeyore. Shortly after, Tim Girardot joined the band on Keys and Mitch Vandenburg joined on Bass. Now featuring Aric Pearson on Saxophone, Shane Walden on Trumpet, Scott Harrison on Trombone and Karyn Lane on Clarinet. Ugly Elephant is a powerful collaboration of intense funk grooves, experimental jazz fusion and progressive rock. Ugly Elephant is impromptu yet structured with no musical boundaries. The music contains catchy hooks, melodies, innovative rhythms and solos galore, keeping the average listener interested and the audience impressed. Ugly Elephant is a premier Austin, Texas band that will keep you off your feet, hitting you deep in your chest with some nasty funk that will force your body to move to the beat!

Discography

Ugly Elephant - "In The Room"
Album Release Date: 09/01/12
1. Mud Bugz
2. Albatros
3. Psy Klezmer

"Ugly Elephant"
Album Release Date: 08/05/10
1. Africa
2. Bodhisattva
3. Pass Along
4. Antartiant Folk
5. Hart Foundation
6. Dorkus Rex
7. Tim's Song
8. Whole Lotta Nasty
9. The Metal Song

Set List

Flashlight
Barney Miller
Chameleon
Freeway Jam
*Pass Along
Rockit
*Antartiant Folk
*Africa
*Hart Foundation
*Dorkus Rex
*Whole Lotta Nasty
First Tube
*Bodhisattva
*Psy-Klezmer
*Tim’s Song
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
*The Metal Song
*Albatros
*Mud Bugz
All Blues
Watermelon Man
Rockit
*Abrica Bacon
Shake Everything You Got
Footprints
I Get Lonley
The Chicken
*#14 To Go
Canalope Island