And what comes naturally is best described as “infectious, uplifting, emotional & passionate music with hints of U2, Radiohead, Muse and Elbow”. This music has led the band to win multiple competitions and awards for their live show and song writing. Here’s is a few accolades: - YUCA chosen out of over 500 bands in BC for the 100.5FM Peak Performance Project Top 20 (Grand Prize of $100.5 Thousand Dollars) - Performed the AXE main stage at the World TELUS Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler BC three years in a row for Live Nation - “It’s about something” awarded slot in the “Top 15 Rock Songs in the world” Competition - Performed three times for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics celebration Site in downtown Vancouver BC - Song “Tomorrow” chosen for Playstation3, Xbox360 Vancouver Olympics 2010 Video Game - Pontiac Battle of the Bands winners at Whistler’s World TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival - Former 99.3FM Vancouver SEEDS Platinum Award Winners (Chosen from over 750 Bands in BC) Their live shows, dubbed “a live experience”, are celebrated, untamed affairs that see their soulful songs expanding endlessly and incredibly. YUCA have already shared the stage with The Killers, Default, AFI, Metric, De La Soul, The Trews, Lifehouse, Hot Hot Heat, Billy Talent, Theory of a Deadman, Default, Kim Mitchell and Econoline Crush.
The band has also performed multiple times on Urban Rush TV, Global TV, CTV and even as a musical guest for a pilot show. Their debut self titled album was recorded and produced by John Maclean and YUCA at The Factory Studios in Vancouver BC and mastered by George Marino (Coldplay, AC/DC, Nirvana) at Sterling Sound in New York. With over 350 plus tour dates under their belt, the buzz getting louder and louder, and their sights set on the US, UK and Europe, this band is ready to be on the road this year. More recently YUCA was chosen out of over 500 bands for the 100.5FM Peak Performance Project (winner taking home over $100 thousand dollars) as well as the band was asked to represent BC for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver at the Robson Square Celebration Site. The band performed 3 times throughout the games to an incredible response from the local and international fans. “That was such an incredible time for us, with the most amazing fans from all over the world.
We were honored to be a part of something so global and to look back and say that we were able to not only be there but perform for the games – how cool is that?” said Matt Borck. In addition, YUCA’s single was chosen on the soundtrack for the Sega Vancouver 2010 video game. When you meet the band in person or during their performances on stage, you’ll find that the young men of YUCA have an engaging humility and with a genuine smile. They are more than brothers; they are adventurers willing to take their music to new frontiers. With YUCA’s powerful stadium-ready songs and unforgettable melodies, they are set to continue to steadily gain fans of all ages around the globe. YUCA’s music is like a lion – it is powerful, graceful and surprising! Read more on Last.fm.
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