All the way from Sin (Morris-Dorey)
UP was borne out of a casual conversation between two ex-band mates several years ago, around playing ukulele-based songs at open mics for fun. However, audience and venue reactions suggested it shouldn’t stop there and gigs at popular music pubs, long established folk clubs and festivals (Deerstock, Matlock Bath Music Festival, Y Not Festival, Winchester Ukulele Festival) have been bolstered by appearances at charity events (Kimberley Jam, Beeston Oxjam, Skipsea Ukulele & Folk Festival), and the main stage at the ‘Great Notts Show’ in Nottingham’s impressive Old Market Square and micro pubs no bigger, but equally as accommodating, as your granny’s front room.
Eddie Dorey (vocals, ukuleles, harmonica) and Rob Nicholls (vocals and ukuleles) have collaborated for over a decade, which accounts for their ability to play to each other’s strengths. UP has enabled the duo to re-imagine both originals and classic songs from their shared history, whilst returning to their individual musical wishlists for further inspiration.
The result is performance that showcases their distinctive but complimentary vocal styles & harmonies, with Eddie’s melodic soloing supported by Rob’s sympathetic and percussive rhythm stylings. James Dorey (u-bass) has recently joined the line-up adding powerful bottom end to the UP live sound. For more information and updates go to www.up-ukeduo.com