DECEMBER 2011 E-NEWSLETTER New Year's Eve - Reading PA Crowne Plaza! Greetings from The Uptown Band featuring Erich Cawalla & Jenifer Kinder. We hop

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Uptown's Female Singer Jenifer Kinder

New Year's Eve - Reading PA Crowne Plaza!

Greetings from The Uptown Band featuring Erich Cawalla & Jenifer Kinder. We hope you are having a fabulous holiday season. Before taking 3 weeks off in January, the band has one final 2011 Show this Saturday on New Year's Eve and it is going to be an unforgettable one. General Manager Craig Poole and his staff have gone out of their way to make sure this event will be remembered by patrons for years to come. Billed as the "Absolut" Uptown Winter Wonderland New Year's Eve, features include a 5 hour OPEN BAR, deluxe dinner buffet, party favors, decorations by Wishes Events Design, and dancing to The Uptown Band and DJ Bob Tier and the Party People. This event has been in the planning stages for a long time and is the first New Year's Eve Party constructed by Mr. Poole, who came to the Crowne last year after years of success in the Pittsburgh scene. For complete details on New Year's Eve, feel free to view this PDF and call (610) 376-3811 for reservations. We hope you can join us as we ring in 2012 in grand style.

CD OHolyNight Angelfinal copy

O Holy Night appears in the Dec. 2011 issue of Downbeat Magazine and is-----NOW AVAILABLE-----CD Cover design by Uptown Band guitarist Dewey (Dewmonger) Wahl and his wife Jeani

2011 Holiday Track "O Holy Night"

In last month's email, you may recall that we had talked about our latest release, "O Holy Night." We are proud to report that it was very favorably received by radio stations throughout the country over the past few weeks. We received chartbound status on Groove Jazz Music reporting stations, and also appeared in the Most Added Tracks in Billboard's Smooth Jazz charts. Some markets that have played the single include KMXG in Quad Cities IO, WFSS in Fayetteville NC, and WVSU in Birmingham AL. Thank you to all of these stations and thank you to Adam Leibovitz at ASL Music Media for another "job well-done." If you would like to preview or purchase the song, feel free to visit our link to CD Baby or it can also be purchased on iTunes and many other digital download sites. Please note: It is only available digitally and sells for approximately $1.00 on all sites.


Erich Cawalla - Uptown Band Bandleader

A thank you from Erich Cawalla...

As the new year approaches, it is a time to reflect upon the past year's successes but also tough times. It has probably been the most difficult year to date for my wife Jenifer and I with unexpected deaths of close ones, hospital stays, and many other things that one does not expect to happen. As we all know, this is life. While these things cannot be controlled, it is our families and YOU, our friends and fans that have allowed us to forget about these negative situations while on stage and let us entertain you. For that, I thank you. For your constant support, I thank you. For being in that crowd, I thank you but most of all, I thank you for appreciating what we do and recognizing the hard work and passion that we put into every note and every word of song. We will continually strive to make our shows the best that they can be and will always try to present a first-class, family-friendly show at each performance. Happy holidays and once again, thank you for supporting our live shows and our recordings.

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Sat. Dec. 31, 2011 - Crowne Plaza Ballroom, Reading PA, 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM. NEW YEAR'S EVE!!! Call (610) 376-3811 for more details!!!
Fri. Jan. 27, 2012 - Penn Nat. Hollywood Casino, Grantville PA, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
(Non-profit Dance Presented by "Events by ViVa")
Fri. Feb. 17, 2012 - Penn Nat. Hollywood Casino, Grantville PA, 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM


Booking Contact:

Erich Cawalla

Publicity Contact:

Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion
(508) 451-5246

Radio Contact:

ASL Music Media/Adam Leibovitz
(949) 448-9444

On the Web:

Our Official Home Page, MySpace, Facebook, Amazon, & YouTube.