Band Profile


Hometown: St. Peterburg, Florida Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Facebook Profile
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Band Members: Noel Rochford: Vocals, Electric Ukulele
Nic Giordano: Bass Guitar
Eric Allaire: Drums
Ben Datin: Trumpet
Dan Smith: Tenor Sax
Andy Pilcher: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Matt Weihmuller: Baritone Sax


UNRB is a 7-piece band from St. Petersburg, FL. The band contains very unorthodox instrumentation, using an electric ukulele instead of a guitar and featuring a powerful 4-piece horn section that routinely switches instruments between songs. Their music touches almost every genre including ska, rock, funk, blues, jazz, reggae, polka, even some classical… nothing is off limits. Their live shows are extremely high-energy and often include brief humorous banter in between songs. With this combination of explosive sound and electrifying stage presence, UNRB quickly established itself in the Tampa Bay area and built a loyal fan base. In the summer of 2011 they embarked on a statewide tour, recorded a self-titled EP (available on iTunes and CD Baby) and played multiple large-scale festivals. In December 2011 they played 3 shows in NYC and received an offer from radio station WRCN to return and perform live on the Real Radio Show. UNRB has received some recognition for their talent, winning the grand prize at the 2011 Pigfest Regional Battle of the Bands in Tallahassee and winning the 2011 Songwriter's Showcases of America "Most Unique Style" Award at the 11th Annual DeLand Original Music Festival. The band has big plans for 2012, including a return trip to NYC, multiple dates at major festivals, a bigger and badder summer tour, and the release of their first full-length album.

One Comment

  1. ska813727
    ska8137275/28/2013 1:35 PM | Permalink

    UNRB is a must see act if you live in the Tampa Bay area. I’ve seen them several times and each time they just seem to get better. They have an incredible horn section, a percussionist and an incredible drummer that really drive the quick moving bass lines and ukulele vamping. Frontman Nole Rochford’s clever lyrics and swinging voice are sure to leave your toes a tappin and your soul bouncing!

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