Uprite Dub Orchestra

Uprite Dub Orchestra

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Clever instrumentals, conscious lyrics, haunting melodica and punchy horn lines, a powerhouse of Jamaican-inspired and Northwest American Soul sound. Inclusive soul unity music: Dub, Rock, Reggae, HipHop and a dash of traditional Ska driven by tight horns and unrelenting rhythm.

Biography

Clever instrumentals, conscious lyrics, haunting melodica and punchy horn lines, a powerhouse of Jamaican-inspired and Northwest American Soul sound. Inclusive soul unity music: Dub, Rock, Reggae, HipHop and a dash of traditional Ska driven by tight horns and unrelenting rhythm.

In late 2001, a group of brave individuals came together under the same ideals of passion for music and pride and ingenuity in its craft, striving beyond the grasp of the mainstream and commercial. Despite a greater accessibility to American music, they looked to the production and values of Jamaican music of the β€˜60s and β€˜70s and it’s global impact. They are known as Uprite Dub Orchestra.

Uprite remains palatable to traditional tastes without the risk of becoming traditionalists. Drawing inspiration from King Tubby, The Upsetters, The Specials and DJ Cool Herc they are constantly pushing forward, striving to play beyond just one audience or demographic, but to lovers of all good music.

With a pending album release (Summer ’08) and a steady presence in the western U.S. and Canada, they are poised to launch their sound globally. Urging fans to break out of the rock-box as they follow their mission to deliver as many as possible from the maw of evil corporate music dinosaurs and cultural fascists, into the salvation of sweet soul music and sonic bliss.

General Info

Uprite Dub Orchestra formed in 2001 and the current lineup of musicians include founding members Taylor Aglipay on Percussion, Guitar and Vocals; Ryan Bley on Bass guitar and Vocals; Brandon Hutson on Trombone, Melodica, and Keys; Justin Partney on Trumpet. In 2005 they were joined by Mike Kakoulis on Drum Kit, and in 2006 MC Vill joined as well as Malcom Lewis on tenor saxophone. After the departure of original guitarist Jeremy Jauchius in late 2007, Kevin Cason joined Uprite on Guitar.

Uprite dub has been blessed to share the stage with The Skatalites, Anthony B, Yellowman, the Gladiators, the Abyssinians, Winston Jarrett, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Israel Vibrations, the Itals, Ras Micheal and the Sons of Negus, John Brown's Body, Go Jimmy Go, Warsaw Poland Bros. The Toasters, Long Beach Shortbus, Eek-a-mouse, Chris Murray Combo, Pepper, B-Side Players, The Aggrolites, Bad Manners, and the Slackers.

Uprite Dub has been featured at music festivals such as Portland Hempstalk 2006, Victoria BC's 5th and 7th annual Ska Festival, '06 Brundage Mt. Music Festival, Shining Stars '04 - '05, '06 Salem Art Fair, and the 1st and 3rd annual NW World Reggae Festival.
Their music is played currently and frequently on such radio stations as KBOO and KPSU in Portland, OR, KYRS and KCDA in Spokane, WA, KBGA in Missoula, MT, and KMFB in Mendocino, Ca.

Current projects include a full-length studio album to be released through Megalith Records (NYC) and mixed by fellow Portlander and dubmaster Alter Echo. Expected Release: Summer 2008.

Discography

2004 - Dubrite - Independent release
2008 - Live Uprite (Summer Release)
New songs streaming at: http://www.myspace.com/uprite

Set List

We have 2hrs. of original material and wth cover songs we can stretch into 4+ hours of live music.
We do not do requests or conventional cover material.