Upside Groove Coalition

Upside Groove Coalition

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Upside Groove Coalition mixes the best elements of funk, rock, jazz, latin, ska, and R&B, and turns them into dynamic, infectious, rump-shakin’ music. These five Milwaukee musicians bring their diverse influences and backgrounds together in a rich musical stew served up hot.

Biography

Upside Groove Coalition's songs center on the hook, with compelling lyrics telling another part
of the story. High energy live shows and instrumental ability complete the picture.
Critics and fans have compared the group’s sound and energy to artists such as
Galactic, G Love and Special Sauce, Fishbone, and the Scabs.

Influenced by artists like Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Beatles, the Meters, James
Brown, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye; and latin, jazz, ska, and many reggae musicians, Upside
Groove Coalition is a rock band flavored with funk, jazz and soul.
UGC has played some of the best in the Midwest: the Rave, Shank Hall, and
Milwaukee Ale House in Milwaukee; Great Dane, and Luther's Blues in Madison; and
festivals like Summerfest, Bastille Days and Riversplash. Individual members have
also enjoyed playing places like 7th Street Entry, Fine Line, Cabooze, the Metro, the
Double Door, and Joe’s, while performing in bands such as True Heart Susie, Billy
Seidel Band, the Crowning, Sweet Polly, and the Rusty Halos. Through their diverse
musical backgrounds, members have backed up acts like Third Eye Blind, Dada,
Soul Asylum, Reel Big Fish, Green Day, John Waite, and Hootie and the Blowfish.
Upside Groove Coalition has shared bills with Ozomatli, Leon Redbone, Strangefolk,
the Greyhounds, Wookiefoot, and Tito Jackson.
With the wide range of music hitting clubs and festivals these days, now's the time
for this funky coalition that people are hungry to move and groove to. UGC is
bringing it to your town soon. Get down with Upside Groove Coalition.

Lyrics

Bread and Butter

Written By: Upside Groove Coalition

Bread & Butter

I'm
I'm gonna hide it
Don't
Don't you wait for me

What cha gonna tell your friends
Every little place you been
When you gonna learn this song
Before it all gets all wrong

You
And the DA cut a deal

Grovin' movin'
Spendin' bread & butter
Time spent chasin'
Your little white lover

We
We better not tell
Before
We're all ready go to hell

Mama won't you pray for me
Like all the other times you see
Mama hear this song
Before your little boy does some wrong

You
And the DA cut a deal

Grovin' movin'
Spendin' bread & butter
Time spent chasin'
Your little white lover


© 2001-2002 Upside Groove Coalition™


Train to Forever

Written By: Upside Groove Coalition

Train to Forever

Now don't cry let me kiss away those tears
But it's time to go and I think you know it
You won't be happy with me where I'm going
So it's time to say it, goodbye... goodbye

Been running till I'm out of time
Trying to get it together right here
Paint over the wasted past
Cause the future takes you farther

Gettin on that train to forever
Won't be the same like I was never here
Gotta keep movin gotta keep shaking
Gotta keep going I never could fake it

Shakin coming from my hands
Sweat rolling down my brow
Fear's with me now
Made my decision but I don't know how

Gettin on that train to forever
Won't be the same like I was never here
Gotta keep movin gotta keep shaking
Gotta keep going I never could fake it

Is it just my pride I can't remember
It's been this way since December
What I had now I let go
So far past the fork in the road

Gettin on that train to forever
Won't be the same like I was never here
Gotta keep movin gotta keep shaking
Gotta keep going I never could fake it


© 2001-2002 Upside Groove Coalition™


Son Las Doce

Written By: Upside Groove Coalition

Son Las Doce

Felicia Cuaudo tu bailar?
Paco down at the local bar

Yo nessissito corizon
Yo nessissito my new home
Sometime son las doce
Pinchi cabrona is all they say

My stomach is full of pride today
I push women & love across my plate

Yo nessissito corizon
Yo nessissito my new home
Somewhere eason las doce
Pinchi cabrona is all they say

Discography

"7 by 5 EP" - 2001
"Funky Estofado" - Full Length Cd - 2003
"Shimmer" - Single released on Interstate Music Cd Compilation - Spring 2003
NEW ALBUM DUE OUT IN SPRING 2007!!

Set List

UGC focuses on writing and performing original music, but we have a wide choice of cover songs that we regularly perform to spice up our sets. Typical UGC shows range from one set of 45 minutes (as a support act) to three 70 minute sets (at festivals and private parties. Our current original songs are:
1. NOTHING ON ME
2. SO FINE SO LONG
3. SHIMMER
4. RISER
5. BREAD AND BUTTER
6. ROOM 410
7. MORE LOVE
8. TRAIN TO FOREVER
9. POCKET
10. SON LAS DOCE
11. DUMPSTER LOVE
12. SUMMER SONG
13. GARDEN
14. FULL CIRCLE
15. FULL CIRCLE REPRISE
16. KEEP THE PEOPLE CREASIN'
17 IT'S YOU YOU'RE RUNNING FROM
18. BEE YOUR HONEE
19. TAKE IT LIKE THIS!
20. SLAP ME AGAIN
21. END YOUR MIND
22. THE GREAT PANGEA
23. WEATHER
24. UNDERWHELMED

Our current cover songs include:
1. A Little Less Conversation (Elvis Presley)
2. Bones (Radiohead)
3. Break On Through (the Doors)
4. Close to Me (the Cure)
5. Couldn't Get it Right (Climax Blues Band