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Langley, British Columbia, Canada | SELF

Langley, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
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Self Titled Debut

01. Skin and bones
02. Tomorrow
03. Top of the world
04. Hanging by a thread
05. Its about something
06. This isn't over yet
07. Skies and Satellites
08. Glorious day
09. Touch
10. Alive and well
11. If you let me
12. Gold in your soul
13. Happy hour
14. Till heavens found



“So does living in Langley affect how you are as a musician?” Matt was asked live on air for his Peak 100.5FM morning interview and as he stood with tea in hand, sun on his face and ready to reply and soaring hawk majestically flew 20 feet over Matt’s head with such perfect timing the answer was obvious – Yes!

Langley, British Columbia, Canada quartet YUCA skilfully redraw the rock & roll design, digging deeper creative wells and adding familiar yet innovative horizons. In YUCA’s music there are discoveries of new depths and dimensions in their song writing, melodies and lyrics.

One moment lead singer Matt’s vocal gentleness will envelop and you’ll feel as if others can hear your heart beat and the next second he’ll soar high with a unadulterated passion that’s like hearing a lion roar!. Justin’s anthemic guitars are equally comfortable setting mystical ambiance as he is tearing up a wicked solo. Andy and Dave are the foundation that propels the music from the soul-pounding rhythms to a heart stopping pin drop. When it comes to YUCA’s music, the band has a rule “write what comes naturally”.

Accolades include:

- YUCA chosen out of 500 bands for the 100.5FM Peak Performance Project Top 20 (Grand Prize of $100.5 Thousand Dollars)
- “It’s about something” awarded slot in the “Top 15 Rock Songs in the world” Competition
- Performed three times for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics celebration Site in downtown Vancouver BC
- Song “Tomorrow” chosen for Playstation3, Xbox360 Vancouver Olympics 2010 Video Game
- Pontiac Battle of the Bands winners at Whistler’s World TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival
- Former 99.3FM Vancouver SEEDS Platinum Award Winners

Their live shows, dubbed “a live experience”, are celebrated, untamed affairs that see their soulful songs expanding endlessly and incredibly. YUCA have already shared the stage with The Killers, AFI, Metric, De La Soul, The Trews, Lifehouse, Hot Hot Heat, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Default, Kim Mitchell and Econoline Crush. The band has also performed multiple times on Urban Rush TV, Global TV, CTV and even as a musical guest for a pilot show.

Their debut self titled album was recorded and produced by John Maclean and YUCA at The Factory Studios in Vancouver BC and mastered by George Marino (Coldplay, AC/DC, Nirvana) at Sterling Sound in New York. With over 350 plus tour dates under their belt, the buzz is getting louder, and the band is ready to be on the road this year, with their sights set on the US, UK and Europe.

More recently YUCA was chosen out of 500 bands for the 100.5FM Peak Performance Project (winner taking home over $100 thousand dollars) as well as the band was asked to represent BC for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver at the Robson Square Celebration Site. The band performed 3 times throughout the games to an incredible response from the local and international fans. “That was such an incredible time for us, with the most amazing fans from all over the world. We were honoured to be a part of something so global and to look back and say that we were able to not only be there but perform for the games – how cool is that?” said Matt Borck. In addition, YUCA’s single was chosen on the soundtrack for the Sega Vancouver 2010 video game.

When you meet the band in person or during their performances on stage, you’ll find that the four young men of YUCA have an engaging humility and with a genuine smile. They are more than brothers; they are adventurers willing to take their music to new frontiers. With YUCA’s powerful stadium-ready songs and unforgettable melodies, they are set to continue to steadily gain fans of all ages around the globe.

YUCA’s music is like a lion – powerful, yet graceful!