The Roster

Uptown Hornz

UptownHornz-MikeSchellMIKE SCHELL

Mike Schell – Trumpet & Flugelhorn / Music Director Clinician & Adjudicator
Mike has been touring and Performing for the past ten years as founder of the Uptown Hornz , Mike has performed with many great musicians from James Burton Elvis’s lead Guitar player to Geoff Watson of the James Brown Horn Section . As well as a professional Trumpet Player Mike is versed in musical conducting and is one of his favorite past times. Currently the Uptown Hornz are in such demand with many different professional touring shows Mike’s passion is shown at each performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UptownHornz-DeanBatesDEAN BATES

Sax & Flute
Dean started playing clarinet at age 10 and joined the award winning North Vancouver Youth Band under the direction of Arthur Smith. He started playing pop, rock and jazz in small groups at age 16 in and around North Vancouver. After graduating from high school, he studied music at Capilano College and played saxophones, flute, and clarinet in a jazz quartet with notable Vancouver musicians, drummer -John Nolan, bassist -ReneWorst and guitarist -Michael Guild before joining Kansas City’s Pepper Neely Trio for a year. Dean then went to UBC to complete his degree in education, but found time to join John Nolan for the Jazz at the Planetarium series for CBC alongside bassist Torben Oxbol and Downchild Blues Band pianist, Gerry Palkin . Upon completing his degree, he joined the various pop/rock groups in the Vancouver area including The Visitors, the Bob Bradley group and TKO playing for audiences from Oregon to Nova Scotia. In his early thirties, he took a job as an educator in Penticton, BC, focused on raising his family of three and earning his Masters degree in Education. He retired from education in 2012 and has been fortunate enough to join the Uptown Hornz. He plays saxes, flute and arranges for the group.

 

 

 

UptownHornz-ChrisManuelCHRIS MANUEL

Trombone, Electric Wind Instrument
Born and raised in Penticton, British Columbia, Chris has had the benefit of top notch education, and experience in his travels. Along with seven years in the Canadian Forces Reserves as a musician, clinician and adjudicator, Chris has spent time training in Japan, and touring Europe. A master of many styles, including Rock, Jazz, Symphonic, and Experimental music, Chris takes the trombone to the limits, and also has the ability to add to any section with his Electric Wind Instrument. (EWI)

 

 

 

UptownHornz-GordieFrieGORDIE FRIE

Bari and Tenor Sax
Gordie Frie, all saxophones, is an award winning music teacher and performer. He has a master’s degree in music from Washington State University. He is also a member of the Uptown Hornz, which is fast becoming the number one pick up horn section in B.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Piece Horn Ensemble

The Uptown 10

The Okanagan’s Premiere Dance, Wedding and Corporate Event Band

http://www.uptown10.com/

Kinda Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Tribute Act

http://www.kindakenny.com/

Always Abba

Abba Tribute Act

http://www.popcrushentertainment.com/

Donny Edwards

Elvis Presley Tribute Act

http://donnyedwards.com/

Cody Ray Slaughter

Elvis Presley Tribute Act

http://www.codyrayslaughter.com/

Ronnie McDowell

Country Music Star

http://ronniemcdowell.com/

Robin Kelly

Elvis Presley Tribute Act

http://www.robinkelly.ca/

Roger Anderson

Elvis Presley Tribute Act

http://artistecard.com/rogerandersonelvis

Eli Williams

Elvis Presley Tribute Act

http://elitigerman.weebly.com/

James Johnson

Variety Comedy Entertainer

http://video214.com/play/pWC6dtE5U4kWNrdbsQVzsg/s/dark

Ron Boudreau

Crooner Tribute Act

http://www.theronboudreau.com/

Marty Edwards and The Revival

60's/70's Classic Show Band

http://martyedwardsandtherevival.com/

Soulstice Creation

Multimedia Artist / Entertainer

http://www.soulsticecreation.com/

U4

U2 Tribute Band

http://u4u2.com/

Motley 2

Motley Crue Tribute Act

http://motley2.jimdo.com/