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"They made us dance!"

“They made us dance and ask for more, again and again.”

“If you don’t like UglyStick, you don’t have a joyful bone in you body. They can breathe life into the nearly dead.” - Rick Newbury, Performing Arts Director, Atlin arts and Music Festival, Atlin, British Columbia


"They turned our pavilion into one huge kitchen party"

“UglyStick, along with thousands of visitors, turned our pavilion into one huge kitchen party for two nights in a row! The band put togther two electrifying sets which left everyone crowded onto our massive dance floor screaming for more at the end of the night!.” - Guy Bruce, Artistic Director, Scottish Pavalion, Regina Mozaic Festival


"UglyStick, simply extraordinary!"

“UglyStick, simply extraordinary. A group with an incredible energy on stage and
a communicative joy which undoubtedly moves the crowd. A real pleasure for the
eyes and the ears!” - Frédérick Ste-Croix, artistic director, Festival Musique du Bout du Monde. Gaspe Bay, Quebec


"The Charlatan news"

“Opening and closing the disc are some good old traditional pieces, but don’t miss
out on the two origional pieces about home and times past that carry so much
sentimentality without sacrificing the cheeriness that’s inseparable from this genre” - Janet Yip, Arts Columnist, The Charlatan news


"Atlantic Seabreeze"

“If this music sample is what the band is all about, then their fans and followers are
in for a special treat with their music.” - John Gavin, Publisher & Editor for Atlantic Seabreeze


Discography

Four Track Disc
1) The Keeper
2) Will I make it back home
3) D'arcy and his boat
4) Dark Cove

Full album to be released Summer 2006

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

The members of UglyStick are anything but new to the festival scene. In fact, the core
members of UglyStick have played across Canada hitting festivals from as far East as
Newfoundland to the West coast in British Columbia. Tyree Lush, Singer/Song Writer,
hails from Newfoundland. Dana Arrowsmith, fiddle, was raised in Sudbury Ontario and
Steven Tudge, Bass, was born in Cold Lake, Alberta. These three members have
been playing together for a number of years. Once part of another group that played
the Canadian festival circuit, they have performed at such events as the Lunenburg Folk
Festival, Newfoundland's George Street Fest, Celtic Colors in Cape Breton, The Ottawa
Jazz Festival and Tulip Festival to name a few. Percussionist James Rock is from Orleans,
Ontario and has extensive musical education from both the University of Ottawa and the
University of Toronto.

As UglyStick, they have played festivals, clubs, private functions, and fairs across
Canada from coast to coast and as far North as Iqualuit. In the band's first year,
they headlined at the Multiculural Mozaic Festival in Regina, Saskatchwan, The
Festival Musique du Bout du Monde in Gaspe Bay, Quebec, and the Folk Arts and Music
Festival in Atlin, British Columbia.

Described as "high energy", "passionate", and "crowd pleasing", UglyStick plays both
traditional and original Celtic music. In 2007, they hope to expand into the United
States and Europe where they intend to share their Celtic flavour and origional pieces.