Biography

Ugly is a high energy, four-piece funk band from New Orleans, LA which features: Orlando da Silva on vox & guitar, Joey Laborde on bass guitar, Mauricio Viana on sax, and Keith Hawkins on drums. Ugly formed in late 2015 with the mission of writing, recording, and performing great music without being limited by modern music industry’s rules. They have since become a strong touring force in the Gulf Coast Region.


“Most bands want to take photos and look pretty; we don’t. We’re Ugly. It’s about the music.”


Ugly showcases a blend of classic funk such as James Brown, Sly and The Family Stone, Galatctic, Jamiroquai, The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk and The Meters; the psychedelic soul rock of Hendrix, Parliament Funkadelic, Price, Papa Mali, Dr. John, Lenny Kravitz Frank Zappa and Curtis Mayfield; and maybe a sprinkle of early 90’s alternative rock like Janes' s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Fishbone.


They released their first EP “Ugly Vol.1” in October 2016 as a part of a 3-disk set. Songs such us "Break it Down" and "Love Funeral" are regularly featured on The Roux Show on ALT 92.3FM. The second segment of the trilogy "Ugly Vol.2," features crowd favorites such as "Bad Dance" and "James Brown," and it is set for release in early 2020.

 

Shows

  • 26

    Jan

    2019

    Rivershack Gretna LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 02

    Feb

    2019

    Phil Brady's Baton Rouge, LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Feb

    2019

    Rock N'Roll Marathon, New Orleans LA

    09:00:00 AM

  • 23

    Feb

    2019

    The Juke Joint, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 02

    Mar

    2019

    Voodoo Patio and Bar, Metairie LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Mar

    2019

    The Pearl, Lafayette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Mar

    2019

    Boxer and Barrel, Houma LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 30

    Mar

    2019

    Balcony Music Club (BMC), New Orleans LA

    11:30:00 PM

  • 05

    Apr

    2019

    Banks St. Bar, New Orleans LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 19

    Apr

    2019

    Checkpoint Charlies, New Orleans LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 20

    Apr

    2019

    Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    May

    2019

    Funk Fest, Baton Rouge LA

    02:00:00 PM

  • 18

    May

    2019

    Balcony Music Club (BMC), New Orleans LA

    11:00:00 PM

  • 19

    May

    2019

    Take A Paws Animal Rescue Fundraiser Royal Brewery New Orleans LA

    02:00:00 PM

  • 24

    May

    2019

    Boxer and Barrel, Houma LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 25

    May

    2019

    Sky Bar At The Reef, Biloxy MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 08

    Jun

    2019

    The Juke Joint, Oceans Springs MS

    11:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Jun

    2019

    Rivershack Gretna LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Jul

    2019

    Balcony Music Club (BMC), New Orleans LA

    11:00:00 PM

  • 20

    Jul

    2019

    Sidelines Sports Cafe, Hattiesburg MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Jul

    2019

    Southport Hall (Deck Room) New Orleans, LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 02

    Aug

    2019

    Banks St. Bar, New Orleans LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Aug

    2019

    Harley Davidson, Miss Bikini Coast International Contest, Metairie LA

    06:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Aug

    2019

    The Wurst Biergarten, Lafayette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 31

    Aug

    2019

    Balcony Music Club (BMC), New Orleans LA

    11:00:00 PM

  • 07

    Sep

    2019

    The Juke Joint, Oceans Springs MS

    11:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Sep

    2019

    Basin Music Hall, Baton Rouge LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Sep

    2019

    Cadillac Cafe, Baton Rouge LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Sep

    2019

    The Pearl, Lafayette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 05

    Oct

    2019

    The Balcony, Houma LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Oct

    2019

    Sidelines Sports Cafe, Hattiesburg MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Oct

    2019

    Northshore Half Marathon, Mandeville LA

    07:00:00 AM

  • 02

    Nov

    2019

    Longwood Afternoon, Natchez MS (Headlining)

    06:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Nov

    2019

    Banks St. Bar, New Orleans LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Nov

    2019

    Checkpoint Charlies, New Orleans LA (8 to 10:30pm)

    07:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Dec

    2019

    Twist of Lime, Metairie LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Dec

    2019

    The Juke Joint, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 28

    Dec

    2019

    Treme Art & Music Lounge

    09:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Jan

    2020

    Rivershack, Gretna LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 09

    Feb

    2020

    New Orleans Rock N'Roll Marathon

    08:00:00 AM

  • 07

    Mar

    2020

    The Boxer and Barrel, Houma LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Mar

    2020

    The Juke Joint, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Apr

    2020

    Banks St. Bar, New Orleans LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Apr

    2020

    The Wurstbiergarten, Lafayette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 23

    Apr

    2020

    The Wurstbiergarten, Lafayette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 02

    May

    2020

    Sidelines Sports Cafe, Hattiesburg MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 16

    May

    2020

    Funk Fest, BR LA

    02:00:00 PM

  • 23

    May

    2020

    Artmosphere Bistro, Lafayette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 06

    Jun

    2020

    The Government St Grocery, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    Oct

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 12

    Nov

    2021

    Sidelines Sports Cafe, Hattiesburg MS

    08:00:00 PM

  • 04

    Dec

    2021

    Sky Bar at The Reef, Biloxy MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 20

    Feb

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 13

    Mar

    2021

    Babylon Sports Bar, Metairie LA

    07:00:00 PM

  • 26

    Mar

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    08:00:00 PM

    tickets

  • 24

    Apr

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 14

    May

    2021

    The Juke Joint, Ocean Springs, MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 29

    May

    2021

    Sidelines Sports Cafe, Hattiesburg MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 11

    Jun

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    12:00:00 AM

  • 02

    Jul

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Jul

    2021

    MRB (French Qtr.), New Orleans LA

    07:00:00 PM

  • 10

    Jul

    2021

    The Government St. Grocery, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 16

    Jul

    2021

    The Battlefield, Chalmette LA

    09:00:00 PM

  • 06

    Aug

    2021

    Rivershack, Gretna LA

    07:00:00 PM

  • 21

    Aug

    2021

    Sidelines Sports Cafe, Hattiesburg MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Aug

    2021

    The Juke Joint, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 03

    Sep

    2021

    30/90 New Orleans, LA

    07:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Sep

    2021

    Porch & Patio, Kenner LA

    07:00:00 PM

  • 24

    Sep

    2021

    Pour House Saloon, Jefferson LA

    08:00:00 PM

  • 25

    Sep

    2021

    The Government St. Grocery, Ocean Springs MS

    09:00:00 PM

  • 01

    Oct

    2021

    The Juke Joint, Ocean Springs MS

    11:00:00 PM

  • 15

    Oct

    2021

    Rivershack, Gretna LA

    07:00:00 PM

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