Uncle DooDad received a nice review from the music blog Nine Bullets following thier show at Slim's Last Chance in December.Link to the Nine Bullets article here.
Winter West Coast Tour in the works. Stay tuned for details. New live recordings posted from The Comet Tavern, The Shanty Tavern, Nectar Lounge MDA Benefit show and the Uncle DooDad Does Georgetown series.
June update - Uncle DooDad recently conducted an interview with the UK Newspaper 'The New Current' in which they describe their musical philosophy and roots.Link to The New Current article here.
We would like to thank Slim's Last Chance, The Tiger Lounge and The Mix, all in the wonderful Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle for hosting the "Uncle DooDad Does Georgetown" series of shows. The live recordings should be posted within a couple of weeks. We are very excited about the new music venues that have been popping up there in the past year and how they are really taking a leading role in supporting live music and artists in Seattle.
We're extremely excited to be back to gigging. Catch us as we play 3 in a row in the awesome neighborhood of Georgetown in Seattle.
Spring is finally here! Lots of new recordings posted on the Studio Outtakes Page and the Band Practice Page. Check out the new stuff with drummer Jordan Beede. Jordan has been filling in with us since last summer and has stepped up into the role of full time drummer with the band. We are super excited to be playing with him these days. The recordings from the January/February sessions have been sent off to a studio on Whidbey Island for mixing and mastering and we are currently booking shows for late spring and summer, so we'll be back to the live gigs very soon.
We finally have some new recordings posted on the Studio Outtakes page. In the latest version of 'Shine', Craig inserts a piece of a historic speech by Robert F. Kennedy in which he quotes his favoite poet Escalus as he delivers the news of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death to an audience in Indianapolis. There are 3 new songs posted and more to come in the next few weeks. We've also finally completed the Band Practice page. On this page we have posted audio recordings of songs and jams from our rehearsals. Some of them are great, others aren't so great, but it gives you a peek into how we approach the creative process and you can see how some of the songs have evolved from jams and made thier way into our setlists in the live shows. Currently we have posted material through July, 2008 and are going through the process of reviewing and editing the massive amounts of recordings in chronological order to include the more recent stuff.
For the second time in one year Uncle DooDad was selected by Alex Cosper of Playlist Research and 1995 Billboard Magazine Broadcaster of the year, for his roster of bands whose songs are "more artistic than anything on mainstream radio in 2009 and at the same time sound like a better choice for radio that potentially would help attract more listenership, as determined by successful radio professionals."Link to Playlist Research website here.
October is already off to a busy start. Uncle DooDad would like to thank Seattle Subsonic and writer Tom Blodgett for the shout-out prior to our headlining show at Neumos on October 2nd. We would also like to thank the staff at Neumos and Tre and Rachel with Epidemic Entertainment for putting together a great show and taking care of the bands.Link to Seattle Subsonic Here
Uncle DooDad was featured in the Seattle Indie Music Examiner this month with an article by Jennifer Sjolund.Seattle Indie Music Examiner writer Jennifer Sjolund Article Here
Uncle DooDad received a bit of love from Seattle Post Intelligencer writer Jeremy Tolbert following their April 24th show at the Dubliner in Seattle. Joe had an opportunity to talk with him for a bit before their set and he was able to capture in essence the approach that Uncle DooDad has taken to making music and also how the band came up with it's name.Seattle Post Intelligencer writer Jeremy Tolbert Article Here
We?ve done a lot of shows lately and now it's time to get back to work in the studio. Look for some new recordings to show up on either the Studio Outtakes page or the Band Practice page soon. We're recording everything in 24 track again so there will be lots of recordings as we work on our next batch of songs we hope to release this spring. We have a few shows lined up but the gig activity will be slowing down as we focus on the studio work. Follow us on Twitter for updates!UDD Twitter Link Here
Uncle DooDad was selected by Playlist Research and Alex Cosper (Billboard broadcaster of the year 1995) for their roster of bands whose songs are "more artistic than anything on mainstream radio in 2009 and at the same time sound like a better choice for radio that potentially would help attract more listenership as determined by successful radio professionals."Link to Playlist Research website here.