Down With Ugly is back after a five year break. Show dates and new music coming soon. The songs on here now, are pretty much a solo effort from Jeff, but the band is much heavier and tighter like the original DWU that rocked Boston and the surrounding areas in the 90's - early 00's. Unfortunately Jeff's co-founding member Chad Sheridan, from 93- 01 (also from Candy Stryper Death Orgy) has no interest in playing music due the scene, (wants to play just big shows) as well as creative differences, like where to record. ( I wasn't going back to the same dude that recorded the unfinished Syrup of the Soul that was going to be released Rykodisc Records) After spotty appearances between hiatus and two marriages lol.. I have found my love of playing music. It is my release in a cold world where everything is much more complicated. These days performing dates or touring has been much harder for me since I have to take care of my little girl on a full time basis. Sarah has to come first and you will have to have serious cash in hand for me to take her on the road. We will have a much more scaled down approach to shows because of family unless bigger offers arise that we cannot refuse. We will resume playing out in the early spring and thru out the summer. I have gained the hunger again to perform and reach people. There is no better feeling than to have people say how much they enjoyed your music when you are performing with a bunch of cover bands on a bill. Covers are what they thought they wanted to hear, but your music spoke to them... something you created.... there is no better feeling... well maybe except for the birth of your baby... or well u know... lol... Ron Melo has been shaping the old music... making it much more dynamic and modern, instead the old approach of me just saying lets play it. Chantz (Ron's Son) is a prodigy... he is very young but wise with talent and also brings the heavy Metallica type edge that was leaving me for contemporary music. They are both taking my material to the next level and will contribute heavily on the new stuff. Chantz with riffs as well as Ron doing some vocals as well. Our music is Heavy Progressive Rock/Metal with Jazz, Classical and Vintage overtones mixed with Adult Orientated Rock.
WE WILL EXECUTE WITH CLASS... WITH HEAVY RAWK UP THE ASS!