The Uppertones is a powerful trio comprised of trombone, vocals, piano, & drums. The band is dedicated to the sound of the 50’s in Jamaica; Jamaican R’n’B, Jamaican boogie, calypso, & mento. The kick start to homegrown Jamaican music came in the 50’s with American rock’n’roll and R’n’B (rhythm & blues). This movement eventually gave birth to Ska, which pre-cursed Rocksteady and Reggae. This trio aims to please crowds with a stompin‘ swing styled out of a Jamaican ear on American 1950’s radio.
Mr.T-bone is a well know singer, composer, and trombone player in the international ska scene who has released 8 solo albums in the last 12 years and has toured Europe, USA, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico. He has been a major contributor to the Italian ska & reggae scene for over a decade now. Peter Tru a is a versatile piano player & singer from New York. With his blues, jazz, and ska roots, he toured for years with The New York Ska Jazz Ensemble and with Giuliano Palma and the Bluebeaters. He worked with Mr.T-bone on his second album „Mr.T-Bone Sees America“.
Paolo Inserra is a gifted young Italian drummer who already worked with Mr.T-Bone with his past band, „The Young Lions“. Paolo also toured with Giuliano Palma on his solo project, with the pop italian band called „Baustelle“ and toured with the famous actor Gary Dourdan of CSI.
The band has released their first album “Closer To The Bone” on December 12th 2015 on Brainlab Groove on LP and cd.