Meet Undisco Kids
Sonic synths + old school funk = Undisco Kids
Consisting of members Lucas Kellison (lead vocals/guitar), Manuel de la Torre (synths/keys/vocals), Dan Beard (guitar/vocals), Danny Firestone (bass/vocals), and Harrison Eldorado (drums), Undisco Kids brings a lethal mix of musicianship, energy, and fun to the stage and studio alike--all from the armpit of Nebraska. Kellison's time with Parliament Funkadelic provides the roots of the band. The live production of de la Torre, the jazz overtones of Beard, the classic groove of Firestone, and the rocking pocket of Eldorado bring the sound into the present, drawing comparisons to artists such as George Clinton, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, and Jamiroquai.
Undisco Kids has completed its debut album, Over the Bridge, to be released in September 2018. They are currently working on an additional EP titled Prototype, which will be available in winter of 2018. Additionally, UK is working hard to make sure that the live adaptations of their killer studio tunes are even more intense for their live audiences. The members of the band are using their time spent on stage with acts such as P-Funk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dead Prez, The Temptations, Herbie Hancock, and Boyz II Men to inform their current sound and show.
Awards: Omaha Entertainment Award, "Best R&B/Soul" (Kellison)
What the peeps say...
"THESE CATS KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT FUNK!"
-- George Clinton
"...the funky pop holds up very well live and Kellison has put together a very good band that can not only handle his material but carried some fine covers..."
-- Lincoln Journal-Star
"The young Kellison is confident enough in his vocal chops to recruit the ultra-funky Leela James to partner with on the duet “Hottest Degree.” Kellison’s smooth soft tenor serves as the perfect compliment to James’ throaty and soulful vocals."
"From this point on, the night could only be described with one word: funky. Kellison and his men did their best to give the audience something that would make those hips move. They did a pretty good job, because people were flocking to the front of the stage, hand-in-hand or even solo to dance."
-- Daily Nebraskan