Take You There
This hip and happening CD contains covers of popular singers and songwriters from across the decades. Check out our first CD, 'Walk Like A Man', also for sale. More about Uptown Express®: Under the musical direction of James Followell, Uptown Express has been delighting audiences with a repertoire culled from 80 years of amazing pop music, playing cabaret venues around New York City and beyond. Covering the music of a wide variety of popular artists and songwriters across the decades (Cole Porter to Johnny Mercer, Elton John to Melissa Etheridge, Jason Mraz to Madonna, the Crewcuts, the Temptations, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and many, many more) the music of Uptown Express lifts spirits, sets feet tapping and gets hands clapping wherever and whenever they perform. On this CD, Uptown Express features Christopher Caswell, John DePalma, David Gurland and Brad Parks. In 2008, the group released their first studio CD "WALK LIKE A MAN" to great critical acclaim, receiving the 2008 Best Vocal Group Recording award from Cabaret Hotline and a 2009 MAC nomination for Best Recording. In addition, Uptown Express won the 2009 Best Group Performance from Back Stage Bistro and a 2009 MAC nomination for Best Group Performance for their shows at The Metropolitan Room Hear what critics have to say about Uptown Express in live performance! "Brand New Day continues their upbeat messages with tight, buoyant harmonies and an easy flow of fun....You are in their pocket." - Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes 'Who loves Uptown Express? We love them!...A musical treat', 'They're just too good to be true.' - Pat Battle, Weekend Today in New York, WNBC-TV 'When five good looking guys take the stage, our expectations rise. We are not disappointed...', 'Their close harmonic blend is joyful', 'Jersey Boys -- move over 'cause you've got BIG competition! If the aisles were wider, the audience would have been dancing in them.' - Sandi Durell, Cabaret Scenes Here's what the critics say Uptown Express' first studio CD, 'Walk Like A Man' (Winner, 2008 Cabaret Hotline Online CD Award for Best Vocal Group Recording)-- 'Uptown Express has a bright, bursting-with-energy sound, splendid harmonies and the kind of Polish that is sleek without being slick.' - Rob Lester, Talkin' Broadway 'Walk Like A Man is an uplifting compilation of songs meant to inspire and entertain performed by five guys that want to inspire and entertain. Wholesome entertainment for a harried world.' - Michael Paulison, AllFunMusik.com 'Uptown Express, pulls out a project so inspired it makes one wonder why no one has thought of doing a jazzy album of some of these hip, memorable pop/retro hits sooner.' - John Hoglund, Cabaret Scenes.