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After 4 or so long years of writing and performing our unique blend of funk/hip-hop/jam music, we're finally heading to the studio!
After 4 or so long years of writing and performing our unique blend of funk/hip-hop/jam music, we're finally heading to the studio!
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Hi everybody

If you haven't realized by now, we are Uptowne Buddha [and we are bound to move ya].  Maybe you know us, maybe you don't.  Maybe you have seen us play, maybe you haven't - if not, we highly recommend it.  Regardless, be sure to check out the amazing video up there that our friend Ryan Forte put together, give our music a listen [http://uptb.bandcamp.com/], and don't forget to "like" our page on Facebook! [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uptowne-Buddha/118571138153338]

Gettin' down to bidness

For about four years now, we have been writing these hip-hop fusion songs, performing them for two, and we think it's about time to put them down onto a high quality, professional, studio work [but we need your help!]

Studio time is expensive! The vast majority of the money we hope to raise will be going directly to our time in the studio, with any leftovers going towards travel expenses i.e. gas and food.

Travel Expenses? Yep, we plan to travel to Rep Studios in Ithaca, NY.  The idea is to get away from our daily happenings in Cleveland so we can focus our undivided attention onto the project.  What better place to do it than with the great people at Rep in upstate New York's beautiful Finger Lakes region?

The grand scheme 

As a band, this summer we are overhauling our image in an effort to shift the band from a fun project into a professional, marketable entity and musical machine.

In the near future, expect to see: Promotional photos, an EPK (electronic press kit), promotional stickers, and, in time, maybe even some t-shirts. [We still need artwork! please contact terkel.sam@gmail.com if interested in helping out]

If we've still got your attention...

Be sure to catch a show! We've got a few more gigs this summer, don't miss out!

Co-headlining tour with SassafraZ (https://www.reverbnation.com/sassafraz)

  • Aug. 9th - Athens, OH - The Union
  • Aug. 10th - Cincinnati, OH - The Mad Frog
  • Aug. 11th - Akron, OH - The Musica
  • Aug. 12th - Cleveland Heights, OH - The Grog Shop

Thank you in advance for all of your love & support!

Uptowne Buddha is:

  • Vance Jason - Vocals
  • Sam Terkel - Guitar
  • Jake Goldberg - Bass
  • Brian Plautz - Alto Sax
  • Chris Gemerchak - Tenor Sax
  • Greg Robinson - Percussion / Vocals
  • Derrick "CooleyHigh" Cooley - Drums





~ Music makes the world go 'round ~


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