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Published:June 15th, 2011 18:58 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring The Uptown Band with "Fall Down"

SOP Battle of the Bands Featuring The Uptown Band with "Fall Down"

By SOP newswire2

The Uptown Band featuring Erich Cawalla and Jenifer Kinder is one of the Northeast`s most versatile live bands. With an adult contemporary mix of Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Pop, this group does not miss. Their shows always garner significant audience interaction and offer something for everybody to enjoy because of the vast diversity in their song list.

 This lively group is based out of the Philadelphia area and is available for performances at festivals, concerts, conventions, corporate events, clubs and private events. Shillington, PA native Erich Cawalla has been entertaining audiences for over 10 years. He is proficient on lead vocals (3 1/2 octave tenor & high falsetto), soprano/ alto/tenor/baritone saxophones, flute, and clarinet. Currently, Cawalla is very busy as the bandleader of The Uptown Band and consistently plays between 150- 200 dates each year. He also has been a featured vocalist & saxophonist with the Bobby Mercer Road Show.

Lead vocalist Jenifer Kinder, a Reading, PA native, has been singing since the age of 5. She began studying voice at age 8 with David Rutt and became heavily involved with the Reading Civic Opera and Genesius Theatre, landing leading roles in "Annie," "The Music Man," and "Peter Pan." At age 14, she began working with producer Scott Verret and recorded jingles, commercials and theme songs for Easter Seals and The United Way.

In combining her incredible vocal talent with her songwriting skills, Kinder has become one of the most sought-after female vocalists in the Northeast. In 2004 she released her original debut CD entitled "Show Me More," which is available at

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Judyth Piazza chats with Erich Cawalla,The Uptown Band