Bumpin Uglies

Bumpin Uglies

Space Koi

Sat, June 2, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$10 ADV, $12 DOS

Bumpin Uglies
Bumpin Uglies
For nearly a decade now, Bumpin Uglies have been playing their brand of groove-
heavy jams – a curiously fun mix of ska, Reggae and good ole’ punk rock – all while
putting strong lyrics at the forefront of the music. It’s a formula that quickly took
them from local favorites, playing around Annapolis, to a national stage. With a
wildly infectious sound, tattoo-worthy lyrics and an itch to take their music to the
masses, the band piled into the van years ago and have rarely seen home since.
When they aren’t on the road, they’ve been camped in the studio, churning out four
full-length albums, two acoustic albums, three EP’s and a Live record. Their latest,
2018’s Beast From The East came out on Space Duck Records and is proof that the
band has found their groove. The album consists of a dozen stand-out tracks, any
one of which could be considered instant classics for the band. The album also
features some big names in the East Coast reggae-rock community including
Ballyhoo!’s Howi Spangler, the Movement’s Gary Dread, Passafire’s Ted Bowne,
Tropidelic’s Derek McBryde, Matthew Roads & Young James, Zach Fowler of Sun
Dried Vibes and Oogee Wawa’s Jesse Lee. Buzz magazine raves “Beast From The East
IS A CAREFULLY CRAFTED PUNK-REGGAE GEM.”
The Bumpin Uglies’ origin story begins with singer/guitarist Brandon Hardesty
playing open mics around Maryland. He met bassist Dave Wolf not too long after and
Bumpin Uglies was born. With a proper set of wheels and TJ Haslett on drums, they
went off to spread their music across the country like modern day Johnny
Appleseeds. The group recently added Chad Wright on keyboards, expanding on
their sound.
Raised on everything from Bad Religion and The Beach Boys to Sublime and Reel Big
Fish, Bumpin Uglies have managed to take inspiration from some of the best out
there, run it through their own distinctive filter and end up with a truly original take
on the various genres creating an original hybrid. With a unique sound that’s nearly
impossible to ignore, the band has gotten everyone from dreadlocked kids to PBR-
fueled tattooed punks moving their heads to their music at festivals and on headlining tours across the country.

Who is Bumpin Uglies?
Brandon Hardesty – Vocals, Guitar
Dave Wolf – Vocals, Bass
TJ Haslett – Drums
Chad Wright – Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Space Koi
Space Koi
Dub jam band via RVA, Space Koi, delivers a powerfully mellow message that portrays the basic likeable human traits of love and honesty amidst adversity.
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org