Bad Hooks & Uptight Sugar


Fresh Finds Concert Series

Swamp Rock & Roll and Cle Indie Pop Rock

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Bad Hooks Bio
Swampy Rock and Roll from Cleveland, Ohio.
Bad Hooks is:
Nick Wagner – vocals/guitars
Matt Hertweck – vocals/guitars
Bee Roberts – percussion


Uptight Sugar Bio
Cleveland, Ohio’s Uptight Sugar is the brainchild of singer-songwriter David Hamilton.

Throughout the years, Hamilton [lead vocals, keys] has always played with a rotating cast of musicians; however, it was not until 2012 with the arrivals of Adam Christian [bass] and Matt Vance [lead guitar] did the current lineup begin to take shape. The final two pieces were added when Mike Murray [keys, guitar] and Dan Jankowski [drums] joined the band in late 2013. The stage was finally set for Hamilton’s music to truly be realized and over the next three years, the band began writing and recording what would later become their debut EP Under Blue Light.

Released in January of 2018, Under Blue Light received positive reviews notably for its striking sound and songwriting quality as well as the band’s seamless ability to combine Rock n’ Roll, Psychedelia and Electro Pop. The album was produced by the band’s very own Mike Murray and was later mixed by fellow Cleveland musician Jimmy Weaver of Welshly Arms. Both contributed heavily to its overall direction and sonic palette creating a record, “that has that sense of good filmmaking.”

In support of their debut record, Sugar has been extensively gigging while writing and recording tracks for their next release.

Uptight Sugar is:
David Hamilton – keyboards/vocals
Matt Vance – guitars/vocals
Mike Murray – keyboards/guitars/vocals
Adam Christian – bass
Dan Jankowski – drums/percussion


Fresh Finds Concert Series:

The goal of this new monthly concert series is to shine the spotlight on rising talent that we think you should know about. The bands featured during this series are all at different stages in their musical journey- some are just getting started with the local buzz while others are multiple albums deep. However they’re approaching making music, from indie rock to r&b, folk, blues, or punk, each of these bands should be on your radar in 2019.

Find more Fresh Finds here.


Dining Option

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box – We suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before the concert. The Rusty Anchor menu features a great mix of Cleveland Comfort food including a selection of seafood, steaks & chops. Reservations are required for parties of two or more. To make a dinner reservation, please click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250 and allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of the show upstairs.


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