The Upstarters


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The Upstarters sound draws from the fury of Rock, the fire of Reggae-Ska, and the bump of Hip-Hop and R&B. The Upstarters regularly work with world-famous bands and are festival veterans. A lively group with themes ranging from Love, social issues, and partying until the sun comes up; their attitudes and outlook on life show through in their memorable and upbeat lyrics. Some of the love The UPStarters have received on the road: “Those reggae roots are the driving force behind the work of Baltimore’s The Upstarters; a collage of influences that blend the former with some R&B, punk and hip-hop that manifests in a primal and rhythmic celebration on stage that gives respect to those original seeds while sprouting up a variety of flower all their own.” Brianna Hansen - "A power-packed and very satisfying musical cocktail. You’ve got a unique sound." Charles Benoit of "The perfect soundtrack for the midsummer vibes on Wednesday night. The entire place was skanking along!" John Glennon - A Soundman's Guide Link: "The Upstarters serve a delicious mash-up of funky sounds that will have you dancing like no one is watching! It’s impossible to be in a bad mood when you listen to The Upstarters because their energetic vibes and upbeat rhythms bring sunshine to your soul even on the cloudiest of days." Fernando Delgado of Hightopps Backstage Bash Music Festival