founders, Terry Meigel and Joe August, are long-time friends
and long-time musicians. They’ve performed together literally
hundreds of times, from local acoustic gigs, to Long Island’s
hottest clubs (Mulcahy’s, CPI, Claudio’s), and in
New York City’s most renowned music venues (The Bitter End,
The Wetlands, and CBGBs). The two front men bring an enormous
amount of enthusiasm to the music. On stage, their
experience together is marked by strong vocals, rich harmonies,
a diverse library of solid material, and their unique and complimentary guitar
acoustic/electric duo teamed up with Mike Eklund on percussion.
Mike and Joe were former band-mates in the popular Long Island
Omnipop band, Funhouse. Mike is clearly the smartest and most talented percussionist on the planet. The choices he makes behind the kit are always so fitting to the music and the current mood. He's added so much to the band's sound. But no one quite knows how he makes it sound as if there are 3 people on percussion.
In April 2009, the band lucked out when they found Arron Dicesare through Craig's List. Arron on bass guitar turned out to be the perfect addition to the band. His attention to detail and outstanding musical choices re-shaped their sound over the past year.
In January 2012, Terry Meigel leaves the band to pursue other
personal goals. We'll miss you both on and off the stage
brother! Thanks for bringing us to the great phase we're in
After some soul
searching the band decides to keep on and lucks out in finding
super talented Mike Roberts to join them on lead guitar.
Mike brings a big sound on guitar and is a sure fit both musically
and personally. We're looking forward to kicking it UA style
with you Mike!
at last, this four-piece
has unbelievable chemistry both on and off the stage. Great friendships have evolved from the music they share which makes the task of making music itself a cinch. Four-minds, one sound!
has captured something quite distinct by combining an unplugged
feel with a full band sound. Strong musicianship, intense energy,
a diverse repertoire, unique sound, and professional attitudes
allow UrbanAcoustic to fit into any situation.
(Started July 2012)