about us

Cleveland, OH's Uptight Sugar is the brainchild of singer/songwriter David Hamilton.
Throughout the years, Hamilton [lead vocals, keys] has always played with a rotating cast of musicians; however, it was not until 2012 with the arrivals of Adam Christian [bass] and Matt Vance [lead guitar] did the current lineup begin to take shape. The final two pieces were added when Mike Murray [keys, guitar] and Dan Jankowski [drums] joined the band in late 2013. The stage was finally set for Hamilton’s music to truly be realized and over the next three years, the band began writing and recording what would later become their debut EP “Under Blue Light.”

Released in January of 2018, “Under Blue Light” received positive reviews notably for its striking sound and song writing quality as well as the band’s seamless ability to combine Rock n’ Roll, Psychedelia and Electro Pop. The album was produced by the band’s very own Mike Murray and was later mixed by fellow Cleveland musician Jimmy Weaver of Welshly Arms. Both contributed heavily to its overall direction and sonic palette creating a record, “that has that sense of good filmmaking.”

In support of their debut record, Sugar has been extensively gigging while writing and recording tracks for their next release slated for early 2019. 


David Hamilton - keyboards/vocals

Matt Vance - guitars/vocals

Mike Murray - keyboards/guitars/vocals

Adam Christian - bass

Dan Jankowski - drums/percussion