Uforia are set to take the stage on December 9th as part of SounDrive Records DRIVEWIRE Day 2. The Alt-hard rock Toronto-based band is made up of Michael Ursini on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Brik on lead guitar and vocals, Daniel Salij on bass and vocals and Dylan Piercey on drums.
For the purpose of helping us to hone in on what you can expect, they list Royal Blood, Billy Talent, Our Lady Peace, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hendrix, The Mars Volta, Sum 41, Green Day, Rush, Incubus, Floyd, Zeppelin, Boston, The Foo Fighters as influences on their Facebook page and after listening to their music, I can definitely hear those influences and more.
UFORIA is: Songs you wake up the next day humming. Howling guitar duets echoing a lost era. New noises that tear your face off. Killer vocals, killer harmonies. Happy words, sad words. Wild young musicians pounding out a heavy, sometimes-simple, sometimes-complex orchestration of power-rhythms, riffs, beautiful chord changes and melodies – and it feels like a party. (Uforia Facebook)
I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about this performance. Let’s get to the Q&A!
Questions and Answers with Uforia
Q. In 50 words or so, can you tell everyone what to expect from your music and your live show?
A. Songs you wake up the next day humming. New noises that tear your face off. Killer vocals, killer harmonies. Happy words, sad words. Wild young musicians pounding out a heavy, sometimes-simple, sometimes-complex orchestration of power-rhythms, riffs, beautiful chord changes and melodies – and it feels like a party.
Q. Can you tell us about your influences?
A. Our influences come from a variety of heavy, melodic rock, punk & alternative. Bands like Billy Talent, Incubus, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Chili Peppers, Sum 41, Green Day, System of a Down… just to name a few. We all love classic rock as well.
Q. Do you have any Pre-show rituals?
A. Before every show, we like to get into a huddle and mouth the first song of our set. Dylan (drummer) will beatbox, Mike (vocals) will sing the lyrics, Dan & Adam will sing their guitar parts.
Each of us have a series of stretches and physical warm-ups as well. Mike likes to take a swig of honey before he sings.
Q. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Keep practicing & don’t let egos get in the way.
Q. How did you hear about DRIVEWIRE?
A. Drivewire found us ☺
You can find Uforia all over the internet.