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The Uptown BandIn the summer of 2010, Erich Cawalla and Jenifer Kinder – the musical visionaries behind the extraordinarily popular ensemble The Uptown Band – surprised over a thousand fans in their hometown of Shillington, Pennsylvania by saying their vows and “tying the knot” on stage. Sharing such a moment in public makes perfect sense considering the exhilarating musical synergy the couple has created with audiences in their home region of the Northeast and beyond since 2006. Stirring up an explosive, melodic and grooving mix of pop, rock, country, funk, and R&B, the multi-talented Jenifer (lead vocalist) and Erich (band leader, vocalist, saxophonist) and their evolving group of musicians (a four piece rhythm section and featuring 2 horns) have headlined hundreds of shows and numerous charitable functions.

They have done shows as far West as California and Reno, where they played at John Ascuaga’s Nugget on two occasions and among many other private functions, have played for four-time Super Bowl Winner/former Detroit Lions GM Matt Millen. Members of the band have performed as sidemen with Marie Osmond, The Skyliners, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Dovells, and many other celebrities.

The Uptown Band has grown beyond its regional roots and become a truly national and international sensation since the release of their stylistically eclectic, critically acclaimed full length album debut Waiting For Her. TV-wise, they have performed twice on NBC New York’s Late Night talk show “All Night With Joey Reynolds”. In addition to having their own listing on Pandora Radio, their songs “Waiting For Her,” “I’m Breathless” and “You Treated Me Good” have been heard on the national cable system Music Choice and DMX Satellite Radio.

In the U.S. , their music has been featured on numerous terrestrial radio stations in such markets as Quad Cities , Iowa (KMXG 96.1 FM) and Chicago , where WLFM 87.7 FM spun their holiday recording “Merry Christmas Baby.” “Waiting For Her” and “You Treated Me Good” were both the #1 most added tracks in their week of release on the Groove Jazz Radio chart. Around the world, they enjoy brisk album sales in Japan and airplay on a unique array of stations, including Hawkesbury 89.9 in Sydney , Australia and Phoenix FM 98 in Brentwood , UK .

The Uptown Band is a perfect fit for any type of engagement. They pride themselves on including something for everybody, making sure each member of the audience feels like they are part of the show.