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With a sound that blends alternative, pop, jazz and old school rock, Virginia Beach-based Pretty Ugly rocks audiences with their unique musical style in performances committed to providing their fans a memorable experience. Their concerts feature unbridled spontaneity with improvised musical embellishments, spur-of-the-moment jam sessions and a constant band-crowd interaction. Their unique approach to live shows and engaging sound has created a loyal following and earned them opportunities such as opening at FM Backstage for Grammy Award-nominated artist Highly Suspect.
Led by guitarist Jake Small, the band continues to produce new tracks and push their fusion-rock style to earn even greater success. Released singles include “Pretty Ugly,” “Ulysses,” “Not Coming Home Tonight,” and “All Consolations.” In September 2016, the band released its first music video “Hot Heat.”
About Pretty Ugly
The band prizes creativity and inspired musical expression to keep its music fresh, backing it up with refined technique. As a result, it relies on the strong and smooth bass-line laid down by its bassist Daniel Crider to keep the band together, especially during live performances. Drummer David Johns brings a high-energy charisma to shows as Jake Small and lead vocalist Andrew Frenkel supply driving melodies and soaring vocals.
The band’s name came from a song they wrote by the same name. At that time, they had not yet given the band a name and lead singer Andrew Frenkel suggested “Pretty Ugly” sounded good and seemed to fit them, too.
Pretty Ugly’s musical approach guarantees every performance is a unique experience. In one instance, logistical issues at the Colley Ave Music and Arts Festival forced the band to play on the patio of University Pizza. Whether on-stage or on the patio of a pizza parlor, Jake Small’s comment made in an interview seems to sum up the band’s command of the spotlight: “Pretty Ugly never just gets on stage and plays songs. We always make sure to put on a show.”
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