Uforia Takes The Stage

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Ladies and gentleman, prepare yourselves. Uforia is about to take the stage.

Representing Mississauga, Uforia, a four-piece band, made up of lead vocalist, Michael Ursini, lead guitarist, Adam Brik, bassist, Sam Morton and drummer Julien Bigras, has been making big buzz around the city as a serious contender for the Hard Rock Café's "Battle of The Bands."

"It was crazy because we were struggling with the fact that a couple band members had crazy schedules that night, and we wouldn't have been able to play unless we had a specific spot," said Morton, 20. "Thankfully the other bands agreed to give the opening slot to us."

The competition, which began in early March, was a two-night event. The first night was the semi-finals, where Uforia won first place. They saw themselves moving on to the finals where they once again, took the first place title and won a national prize of $500. They are now moving on to the next round, an international stage, where global voting takes place. The band has created a music video for their single "Give it up," and needs fans and supporters to vote via Facebook, staring April 22nd to May 1st.

Uforia, which looks up to bands like Green Day, Billy Talent, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and some Classic Rock influences, say they are not your typical rock band.

"When it comes to genres we label ourselves Dynamic Rock," said Brik, 20. "Our songs are pretty unique and they don't really fall into any specific genres that have already been established in the industry, so we decided to create our own genre. We have some pretty powerful riffs, catchy melodies and vocal and chord progression."

Morton also added that Uforia's sound is "aggressive but sexy and heavy but smooth."

The band got their start at Toronto's infamous The Drake Hotel, where they still continue to play to this day.

"It was a little nerve-wracking to play live for the first time but we've all been working hard together on the music for a few months, so we felt comfortable," said Bigras, 23. "We've come a long way since the first show and our music has obviously gotten a lot better."

When asked about the band's name, Ursini said it was all trial and error.

"We went through a good 1000 names until we landed on Uforia," said Ursini, 26. "We chose Uforia because it sounded right, when you hear our music that's what you feel, Euphoric."

Currently, the band is working on three new tracks, which will be part of their press package for label companies. They are also spreading Uforia's name, as the voting date for Battle of The Bands draws near.

You can download their CD "Imagining" from their website, www.uforiamusic.ca.

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