UPTIGHT SUGAR // BIO
Cleveland’s premier cover band steps out with fresh originals that echo with nostalgia and appreciation for the music they love most.
Uptight Sugar has at last unleashed and emerged from their 2018 debut EP, “Under Blue Light.” With influences rooted in 60s/70s Rock n' Roll, Psychedelia and Electro-Pop, their sound carries a vibe both familiar and fresh.
The five-piece formed in 2013 as the now sought after cover band, The Sunrise Jones, rising to regional popularity with sold out shows throughout the Midwest and a dedicated fan base hooked on their incomparable renditions of every song ever loved. As Uptight Sugar, they deliver original tunes with depth, groove and attention to detail, reminiscent of classic Beatles, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music and Radiohead, mixed with modern impressions of Tame Impala, Mutemath and Spoon.
Their latest EP, “I’m Ok, You’re Ok,” highlights the band’s roots in traditional songwriting and storytelling. With the fevered vocals and pop sensibility of singer/songwriter, David Hamilton, “Ok” is lined with the universal themes of love, loss, and—at the core of both—hope. It was produced by the band’s own Mike Murray, along with the mixing expertise of Welshly Arms’ Jimmy Weaver. The result is an intricate mix of emotion and intention that reveals more with each listen.