BIOGRAPHY

UZO is well known for their explosive high-energy live shows leaving audiences floored by their performance and craving more. Combining Funk, Jazz and Heavy Fusion influences, their instrumental mind-bending compositions take you on a musical rollercoaster. Complex, yet danceable funk rhythms and searing solos summarize a live UZO experience. Nearing 20 years of band circuit performances, UZO has branded their mark throughout their Eastern PA stomping grounds as a late night festival favorite. UZO has shared the stage with many bands such as: The Jimmy Herring Band, The Disco Biscuits, Kung Fu, American Babies, Alan Evans Trio, Viperhouse, RAQ, Project Object, Steve Kimock Band, Bernie Worell, Brothers Past, The Codetalkers, Juggling Suns, Smoking Grass and many more.

History:

As a trio, UZO made its mark under the moniker “Uncle Otter” for the first ten years of their existence. Original band members, Brendan Patti (Bass), Tom Patti (Guitar) and Adam Nicodemus (Drums) later added Mike Pappas (keyboards) as a permanent fixture to the lineup prompting the name change in 2008. Otter put out a studio album called “Catawampus” in 2000 and continued to thrive with their follow-up, The Return, in 2003. By 2004 it was time to take their new sound on the road and start playing live again. 2006 brought about the album “Ionic Debris.”   UZO’s first self-titled EP was released in 2009.  2013 brought about their greatest effort to date “The Demotion of Pluto”

Currently UZO has welcomed new Bass Player Ben Berdoulay to the mix.
 

Members:
Adam Nicodemus- Drums
Tom Patti- Guitar
Mike Pappas- Keys
Ben Berdoulay-Bass
Past Guests and Unofficial Members:
Ffej Herb- Drums
Matt Messatzzia- Bass
Jeremy Worthington- Drums
Jimmy Dunstan-Keys
Andy Mowatt- Guitar
Kenn Mogel- Guitar
Samson Trinh- Sax
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Past Dates

01/06/2012- The Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville, PA

01/20/2012- Triumph Brewery, New Hope, PA

02/02/2012- The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA

2/24/2012 @ The World Cafe in Support of Sonni Shine & The Underwatersounds CD Release

03/16/2012 The Pickering Creek Inn, Pheonixville, PA

04/25/2012- Opening for Alan Evans Trio @ The Note, West Chester PA

5/05/2012 May Flora Fest, Tamaqua, PA

5/11, 5/12/2012 Electric Relaxation Fest, Bushkill, PA

05/24/2012 Justin’s Carriage House, Skippack, PA

6/22,6/24/2012 Madsummer Meltdown, Schuylkill Haven,PA

6/29,6/30/2012 Opple Topple Music Festival, Springtown,PA

07/06/2012 @ The World Cafe, UZO performs the music of Houses of The Holy

7/21/2012 FOJ>>> Private Party

7/27/2012 UZO with Echoes Talk Back @ The Social lounge, West Chester, PA 9pm

08/10/2012 UZO @ Triumph Philly,9pm

08/30,08/31,09/01/2012- Stir Fry Music Festival- Wind Gap, PA

09/07/2012 The Chameleon Club opening for Bernie Worrell Orchestra

10/20/2012 UZO with Dr. Slothclaw @ The Depot, York, PA 9pm

2/20/2013- Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar- Philadelphia, PA

3/08/2013- Tourist Inn in York, PA

3/16/2013- Late Winter JibberJam North of Harrisburg, PA

3/27/2013- Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar- Philadelphia, PA

4/13/2013- The Other Farm Brewing Co. Boyertown, PA

05/17/2013- Tom Patti sits in with The Mantras, The Hot Spot, Waynesboro, VA

05/18/2013- Tom Patti sits in with Dr. Slothclaw Benefit event, Beer Mongers, Dallastown,  PA

05/25/2013- The Demotion of Pluto CD Release party with Flux Capicitor @ The Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA

06/01/2013- The Blockley Philly Beer Week

06/08/2013- 23 East Brownies, Ardmore, PA

06/14/2013- Lawnstock in Nescopeck, PA

06/30/2013- Lunar Bay Music and Arts Festival, Havre De Grace, MD

07/20/2013- Ffej of July in Annville, PA

08/04/2013- MAZFEST 2013

09/27,28,29/2013- TBA Leighton, PA

10/26/2013- Oktoberfest 2013

02/01/2014- Jack McSheas- Ardmore, PA

02/22/2014- Lucidfoot Productions Event “Benefoot” Washington Theatre- Washington, NJ

03/01/2014- JibberJazz Late Winter Jam- Lebanon, PA

03/28/2014- Opening for Control For Smilers, Azure/XO Ultra Lounge- Phila,PA

04/03/2014- Tom will be the featured artist at The Depot’s Jam Session in York, PA

04/11/2014- A Very Herbie X-Mas Reboot Harrisburg, PA

04/25-4/27/2014- JibberJazz Some Kind of Jam 9- Schuylkill Haven, PA- 2 nights 2 sets!!!!!

05/10/2014- Beermongers- York, PA

05/31/2014- Jack McSheas- Ardmore, PA

06/14/2014- Minglewood Saloon- Phila, PA

07/19/2014- Ffej of July 12- Anvil, PA

08/02/2014- Conceptual Continuity (A Tribute to Frank Zappa) @ Tellus 360, Lancaster, PA

09/20/2014- End of Daze Production of Lawnstock 3 White Haven, PA

10/17/2014- Carpe Noctem Festival- Elysburg, PA

02/27/2015- McClearys Pub- Marrietta, PA

03/14/2015- Home Grown Cafe- Newark, DE

04/24-26/2015- Some Kind of Jam 10- Schuylkill Haven, PA

06/05/2015- O’Sheas- Shamokin, PA

06/20/2015- Jack McSheas- Ardmore, PA

07/10/2015- Home Grown Cafe- Newark, DE

07/18/2015- Ffej of July 13- Annville, PA

07/25/2015- Keystone Lounge opening for On The Spot Trio- Skippack, PA

10/23/2015- Peace Metal Productions Event, Elysburg, PA

11/14/2015- Keystone Lounge with Dr. Slothclaw- Skippack, PA
12/10/2016- Tap at Humboldt Beer Depot, Hazelton, PA
11/26/2016- Tellus 360 Lancaster PA
11/05/2016- Other Farm Brewery, Boyertown, PA
09/09/2016- The Logan House, Wilmington, DE
08/27/2016- Lancaster Brewfest, Lancaster, PA
07/16/2016- Ffej of July, Annville, PA
07/14/2016- Zucchini Moon 5, Ukranian Homestead- Lehighton, PA
06/11/2016- Other Farm Brewery, Boyertown, PA
03/12/2016- Tellus 360 Lancaster PA With Special Guest Calvin Weston

Calvin Weston

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01/22/2016- Tellus 360 Lancaster PA