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Band/Artist Name: Uptown Boys Choir
Recommended if you like: Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams, Butch Walker
Story behind your band/artist name: Kevin, Whose nickname in college was Uptown, started the band as a solo project; initially, the idea was that the audience was the choir, with a lot of chances to join in singing during the shows. People still sing along even with the full band onstage!
Band Members: Ben, Drums and Vocals; Joel, Keys and Vocals; Kate, Guitar and Vocals; Kevin, bass and Vocals; Tony, Guitar and Vocals
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Our members are living in Virginia, Maryland, and DC, which averages out to our claiming NW DC as home.
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Each member of UBC has deep ties to the DC music community outside of the band.
Ben is a prolific drummer and educator, a member of and a resident of the great DIY venue, 16th Street House.
Joel plays keys for The Beanstalk Library in Virginia.
Kate plays guitar and sings in the duo Dear Creek and is a music therapist.
Kevin is a freelance bassist in the area and is jumping into the recording world in 2017.
Tony is a co-host of the Hometown Sounds Podcast.
Official Website URL: http://www.uptownboyschoir.com
Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/uptownboyschoir
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32eEo9wSioyXebucGvYyUk
Other Links: http://bandcamp.com/uptownboyschoir
Main Genre: Rock
Other Genres: alternative, singer-songwriter, indie pop