Shake it Off
Hello 2unes, just wanted to say thank you again for making my husband’s birthday such a success. The Band is awesome and everyone wanted to know where you guys can be found. The Band made the party feel as if we were in Las Vegas Atlanta, thank you again for your professionalism, talent, and performance it was amazing.
We had a blast at the wedding and the band was awesome! Tunes was so accommodating before and during the wedding. I would gladly recommend Uptown to anyone looking for a great wedding band! Thanks again for all of your help!
We, the 100 Black Men of Greater Huntsville would like to take this opportunity to thank the band and the Business Manager for their professional interaction and performance. The Band was very well received by everyone! I would recommend the Uptown Entertainment Band for any future occasion.
We were really impressed! This is a wonderfully flexible group of entertainers who kept everyone on the dance floor. We really enjoyed the music, enthusiasm and positive vibe.
Mark Shellinger, Director
National SAM Innovation Project
Meet the Band
North “2unes” Woodall
With “2unes” as your stage name, and if I were a betting woman, I would put money on the theory that jazz guitarist North Woodall can play his hind parts off. Mmmm, I’m feeling lucky right about now… any takers? On the real tip, my point of view is much more than conjecture. Having sampled the goods, if you will, speculation turns into truth.Primarily self-taught, it was at the age of eleven that his mom introduced him to the guitar and a love affair with music that has stood the test of time and many challenges were born. In his teens, North studied the playing styles of Ernie Isley, Santana, and Joe Walsh, among others. Hard work, determination, and a natural gift paid off. North began playing R&B, entered several talent shows and, as a result of his burgeoning proficiency with the guitar, he was quickly established with known groups in and around Dayton like The Delvones and Round Trip Ticket.Mississippi-bred and Ohio led, not my words ya’ll, Woodall, followed his internal guide and headed south to Atlanta. There, he continued to hone his skills and his cup overfloweth when opportunities came a-knocking for him to share the stage with his homies, funk masters Lakeside and The Ohio Players, along with Roger Troutman and Zapp, Roy Aires, Millie Jackson, Tom Brown and Will Downing.
Karen “KD” Woodall
From Co-Coa Beach Florida holding it down in Georgia. The pursuit of music at an early age playing the saxophone in high school band and the keyboards in talent shows and also with her passion for dancing, she also enjoys choreographing dance steps. While listening to the acapella group take 6 is what gave her the passion to sing and write lyrics. her influence is Chaka Khan, Anita Baker, Sara Vaughn etc. She has done studio work from lead to background for several independent artists. While on stage not only does she enjoy entertaining the audience but plays the “funk box “ also known as a handsonic.” Her classy style is like no other.
Regis began his music education in Nigeria, West Africa playing the organ for the church. His parents love for music inspired his musical tenacity. As a child, his favorite artists were Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley and Lionel Richie. He enjoys jazz, R&B, and Pop, Funk, Reggae, Afro Music, Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and Classical music. Being born in Philadelphia and growing up in Nigeria not only expanded his love for music but exposed him to different cultures, which helped solidify his musical interests as well. Regis believes that music is an international language that brings everyone together, and wants to be a part of that movement. He is inspired by piano greats including Oscar Peterson, Bob James, Dave Grusin, Jeff Lorber, and Chick Correa to name a few and continues to thrive for music excellence. Playing the piano was the beginning of a long journey with countless bands in both Africa and the United States. He continues to build his musical knowledge every day with the dream of becoming an inspiration for younger would be musicians of the future.
A Cincinnati native Christopher began his love of music in elementary school. He fell in love with the trumpet at the age of 10 when he heard Herb Alperts “Rise”. Playing through high school and some in college, he was influenced by the horn sections from bands like Brass Construction, Cameo and of course Earth Wind and Fire. Other influences include, but are not limited to, Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Blue Mitchell, Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan. Christopher has played in church orchestras, local bands, and his church band. He enjoys jam sessions and the energy from performing for the crowd. Always in pursuit of that perfect sound and mastery of his craft, One day he hopes that he will learn to play.