Up in the Clouds

by SugarBad

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'Up in the Clouds' is the title track and name of the new EP from the Brooklyn-based band SugarBad. This EP represents a new musical direction and style from their previous recording, 'First Cut'.

Born out of sessions as the house band at 169 Bar in New York, SugarBad is a funk act that prides themselves on maintaining the energy of a rock group. Their blazing horn section and accomplished rhythm players provide a platform for vocalist Lisa Ramey to stand on, giving them a range that goes from understated and subtle to wild and crazy without ever sounding forced. Tracks like "Up In The Clouds" and "You And I" give a great indication of that range, both employing slow burner sections that open up into rocking choruses where Ramey's vocals soar over horn-and-guitar riffs. Others, like "Just Can't Stop," start big and keep growing - just when you think the track has hit its apex, it pushes even further. There's no lack of technical chops with any of SugarBad's players either, with jazz solo choruses and crazy guitar chords that make it clear that the band have honed their skills through years on the scene.


released January 27, 2015

Up in the Clouds

1. Just Can't Stop
2. Up In The Clouds
3. Tracksuit
4. You & I
5. In Case
6. Teacher

Lisa Ramey - Vocals
Nick Myers - Saxophone
Aaron Rockers - Trumpet
Frank Cogliano - Guitar
Dave Mainella - Keyboards
Isaac Jaffe - Bass
Jamie Eblen - Drums

All Songs written and produced by SugarBad Music
Recorded at Tom Gardner Sound: June 23-24,2014
Mixed by Tom Gardner
Mastered by Kevin Blackler
Design by Russell Whitehead

www.sugarbadmusic.com @sugarbadmusic
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SugarBad New York, New York

Anchored by the sound of funk and soul masters including James Brown, Otis Redding, and Prince, SugarBad creates an uplifting sound spearheaded by the velveteen voice of Lisa Ramey.

Unlike most typical funk-soul acts, SugarBad has all the intensity of a rock band, featuring anthemic vocals and horns, a powerful rhythm section, and funky guitar and organ based grooves.
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