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Bumpin Uglies Tickets, Tour Dates and Concerts
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Live Photos of Bumpin Uglies

Bumpin Uglies at Plains, PA in River Street Jazz Cafe 2023
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Latest Posts

Bumpin Uglies
3 months ago
❗VINYL DROP❗ Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions available now on vinyl. Grab yours at https://bumpinstore.com
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Fan Reviews

Julian
April 3rd 2024
Was an amazing show! He sounds even more amazing live. I got the tickets for my fiancés b-day and he was so happy and excited, he truly loves this group so much and we both enjoyed the amazing vibes and music. Both groups did amazing.
Des Moines, IA@
xBk Live
Ricky
March 17th 2024
5 starts isn't enough to do this day/night justice. The boys threw one hell of a party in the beach! Best musicians in the business and super cool to hang with at the VIP
Daytona Beach, FL@
Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club
Brooks
December 3rd 2023
Great show! Will return to Baltimore Soundstage. Staff great, bars accessible. No line for bathroom and the back of room is elevated and could see over the giants that always seem to stand in front of me. Thank you guys, as always another great show, next one Brandon body surf to back with us old people and we can do a shot!
Baltimore, MD@
Baltimore Soundstage
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About Bumpin Uglies

Bumpin Uglies knows all about hustle. The Maryland reggae-rock band had spent more than a decade on the road, starting with local open mics and backyard parties and growing into road warriors, building an ever-expanding audience with sold-out shows in clubs and prime spots at festivals from coast to coast, on one national tour after another. Then the pandemic hit, and touring shut down.

After being in motion for so long, singer and lead guitarist Brandon Hardesty wasn’t about to sit still, even if he couldn’t be out on tour. In fact, Bumpin Uglies never really stopped working — they adapted. The group returned to playing backyard parties around Annapolis, where they’re based, and added socially distanced concerts and full-band livestreams. In the fall of 2020, they also started releasing a new song every month as part of a project called the Never Ending Drop.

“We felt like prospectors going out and trying to find gold — it was just uncharted territory,” Hardesty says. “We had to figure out a way to make a living. That’s kind of what being a musician during Covid has felt like to me. You can do it, but you have to be bold.”

Hardesty has been bold from the start. He was waiting tables when he started the band in his early 20s. With an ear for melodies and the determination to succeed, he poured his time and energy into making Bumpin Uglies a success. For years, the band did just about everything themselves, from booking shows to releasing their own albums, building a sense of momentum along the way that eventually became self-sustaining, and then Hardesty wasn’t waiting tables anymore.

No surprise, then, that a musician with his strong work ethic found a way to take maximum advantage of the sudden surplus of time at home. For one thing, he got to hang out with his toddler son, and he and his wife welcomed a new baby. He also wrote a ton of songs. For the first time, Hardesty approached songwriting as a discipline, dedicating time to working on new music rather than waiting for inspiration to strike and then jotting down ideas in the back of the Bumpin Uglies van on his way from one gig to the next.

“I just woke up every morning and I made a pot of coffee, and I had this running list of ideas in my phone for hooks and riffs and progressions,” he says. “I sat down every day and made myself write a song, and 85 percent of them were pretty good. And it was awesome. I really, really enjoyed the process.”

The result is the band’s seventh studio album, Mid-Atlantic Dub, which they recorded in 2021 and plan to release this fall. After showing the breadth of Bumpin Uglies’ influences on the Never Ending Drop, from folk to classic country to hip-hop, Mid-Atlantic Dub brings the group — also featuring Dave Wolf on bass and vocals, Ethan Lichtenberger on keyboards and TJ Haslett on drums — back to the core of what they do.

“It’s very groove-focused,” Hardesty says. “It’s very hooky, very vibey. It’s very accessible, but there was no compromise on the storytelling or the lyricism.”

In fact, Hardesty had a lot on his mind while working songs for Mid-Atlantic Dub. He had recently lost his own father while he was stepping into being a dad himself and letting go of the vestiges of childhood, all during the uncertainty of a global pandemic. It’s all there on “Slow Burn,” featuring Jacob Hemphill from SOJA. “Before the oak you got the sapling and the seed / Before you triumph you will swallow a defeat,” Hardesty sings over unhurried upstroke guitars and a beat laid back into a deep pocket.

“I was doing a lot of growing up during Covid,” he says. “It was very much like a survival thing, and when you’re in that kind of mode, it forces you to cut a lot of bullshit out of your life.”

What’s left, in Hardesty’s songwriting as in his daily life, is what’s real, and what’s real stands a solid chance of connecting with an audience that appreciates openhearted lyrics paired with a tight reggae-rock vibe.

“For me, it’s just all about honesty,” Hardesty says. “That’s what I listen for when I’m listening to music. I want to feel like whatever the author’s saying is honest.”

Who is Bumpin Uglies?

Brandon Hardesty – Vocals, Guitar
Dave Wolf – Vocals, Bass
TJ Haslett – Drums
Ethen Lichtenberger - Keys/Trombone
Will Lopez - Sax/Guitar
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Genres:
Jam Bands, Jam Rock, Ska, Reggae, Ska Punk, Punk
Band Members:
TJ Haslett: Drums, Dave Wolf : Bass, Will Lopez: Saxophone/Guitar, Brandon Hardesty : Guitar Vocals, Ethan Lichtenberger: Keys/Trombone
Hometown:
Baltimore, Maryland

Concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Live Photos of Bumpin Uglies

Bumpin Uglies at Plains, PA in River Street Jazz Cafe 2023
View All Photos

Latest Posts

Bumpin Uglies
3 months ago
❗VINYL DROP❗ Underdog: The Acoustic Sessions available now on vinyl. Grab yours at https://bumpinstore.com
View More Posts
Bumpin Uglies's tour

Bandsintown Merch

Circle Hat
$25.0 USD
Live Collage Sweatshirt
$45.0 USD
Rainbow T-Shirt
$30.0 USD
Circle Beanie
$20.0 USD

Fan Reviews

Julian
April 3rd 2024
Was an amazing show! He sounds even more amazing live. I got the tickets for my fiancés b-day and he was so happy and excited, he truly loves this group so much and we both enjoyed the amazing vibes and music. Both groups did amazing.
Des Moines, IA@
xBk Live
Ricky
March 17th 2024
5 starts isn't enough to do this day/night justice. The boys threw one hell of a party in the beach! Best musicians in the business and super cool to hang with at the VIP
Daytona Beach, FL@
Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club
Brooks
December 3rd 2023
Great show! Will return to Baltimore Soundstage. Staff great, bars accessible. No line for bathroom and the back of room is elevated and could see over the giants that always seem to stand in front of me. Thank you guys, as always another great show, next one Brandon body surf to back with us old people and we can do a shot!
Baltimore, MD@
Baltimore Soundstage
View More Fan Reviews

About Bumpin Uglies

Bumpin Uglies knows all about hustle. The Maryland reggae-rock band had spent more than a decade on the road, starting with local open mics and backyard parties and growing into road warriors, building an ever-expanding audience with sold-out shows in clubs and prime spots at festivals from coast to coast, on one national tour after another. Then the pandemic hit, and touring shut down.

After being in motion for so long, singer and lead guitarist Brandon Hardesty wasn’t about to sit still, even if he couldn’t be out on tour. In fact, Bumpin Uglies never really stopped working — they adapted. The group returned to playing backyard parties around Annapolis, where they’re based, and added socially distanced concerts and full-band livestreams. In the fall of 2020, they also started releasing a new song every month as part of a project called the Never Ending Drop.

“We felt like prospectors going out and trying to find gold — it was just uncharted territory,” Hardesty says. “We had to figure out a way to make a living. That’s kind of what being a musician during Covid has felt like to me. You can do it, but you have to be bold.”

Hardesty has been bold from the start. He was waiting tables when he started the band in his early 20s. With an ear for melodies and the determination to succeed, he poured his time and energy into making Bumpin Uglies a success. For years, the band did just about everything themselves, from booking shows to releasing their own albums, building a sense of momentum along the way that eventually became self-sustaining, and then Hardesty wasn’t waiting tables anymore.

No surprise, then, that a musician with his strong work ethic found a way to take maximum advantage of the sudden surplus of time at home. For one thing, he got to hang out with his toddler son, and he and his wife welcomed a new baby. He also wrote a ton of songs. For the first time, Hardesty approached songwriting as a discipline, dedicating time to working on new music rather than waiting for inspiration to strike and then jotting down ideas in the back of the Bumpin Uglies van on his way from one gig to the next.

“I just woke up every morning and I made a pot of coffee, and I had this running list of ideas in my phone for hooks and riffs and progressions,” he says. “I sat down every day and made myself write a song, and 85 percent of them were pretty good. And it was awesome. I really, really enjoyed the process.”

The result is the band’s seventh studio album, Mid-Atlantic Dub, which they recorded in 2021 and plan to release this fall. After showing the breadth of Bumpin Uglies’ influences on the Never Ending Drop, from folk to classic country to hip-hop, Mid-Atlantic Dub brings the group — also featuring Dave Wolf on bass and vocals, Ethan Lichtenberger on keyboards and TJ Haslett on drums — back to the core of what they do.

“It’s very groove-focused,” Hardesty says. “It’s very hooky, very vibey. It’s very accessible, but there was no compromise on the storytelling or the lyricism.”

In fact, Hardesty had a lot on his mind while working songs for Mid-Atlantic Dub. He had recently lost his own father while he was stepping into being a dad himself and letting go of the vestiges of childhood, all during the uncertainty of a global pandemic. It’s all there on “Slow Burn,” featuring Jacob Hemphill from SOJA. “Before the oak you got the sapling and the seed / Before you triumph you will swallow a defeat,” Hardesty sings over unhurried upstroke guitars and a beat laid back into a deep pocket.

“I was doing a lot of growing up during Covid,” he says. “It was very much like a survival thing, and when you’re in that kind of mode, it forces you to cut a lot of bullshit out of your life.”

What’s left, in Hardesty’s songwriting as in his daily life, is what’s real, and what’s real stands a solid chance of connecting with an audience that appreciates openhearted lyrics paired with a tight reggae-rock vibe.

“For me, it’s just all about honesty,” Hardesty says. “That’s what I listen for when I’m listening to music. I want to feel like whatever the author’s saying is honest.”

Who is Bumpin Uglies?

Brandon Hardesty – Vocals, Guitar
Dave Wolf – Vocals, Bass
TJ Haslett – Drums
Ethen Lichtenberger - Keys/Trombone
Will Lopez - Sax/Guitar
Show More
Genres:
Jam Bands, Jam Rock, Ska, Reggae, Ska Punk, Punk
Band Members:
TJ Haslett: Drums, Dave Wolf : Bass, Will Lopez: Saxophone/Guitar, Brandon Hardesty : Guitar Vocals, Ethan Lichtenberger: Keys/Trombone
Hometown:
Baltimore, Maryland

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