Bio

 

Uforia emerges from the deep inner urge to rock. More than just a hobby, creation and performance are intwined into the life’s work of Michael Ursini, Daniel Salij, Dylan Piercey, and Angel Gomez. The art and work they put forth are genuine expressions of their innate creativity. They sincerely feel that they were born to make music, to perform, to raise the energy of the room, and inspire in the listener.

While doing their best to embrace the new age and modern pop sensibilities, they refuse to surrender the hard-hitting, distorted, body rocking, mind-bending rumblings they came up with. From Rush and Floyd, to Incubus and Billy Talent, Uforia aims to continue the legacy of rock that has informed their creative styles. 

Uforia presents songs that are well crafted, masterfully produced, and explosively performed.

 

Vocals, Guitar / Michael Ursini
Bass / Daniel Salij
Drums / Dylan Piercey
Lead Guitar / Ángel Gomez

 

News & Updates

May 2019: TOP 8!

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Great news! We made the top 8 in this year’s Rocksearch competition! Thank you to all our supporters for casting your votes. We’ll be competing with the GTA’s best rock bands on May 16th at The Warehouse in Saint Catharines. If we’re chosen to be in the top 4, there will be one more final performance to decide the winner. Our release is still on schedule for May 23rd. Stay tuned for more updates.




April 2019: NEW release Coming next month

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It’s been a wild process but the time has finally arrived! We will be releasing our brand new single “Crawl” on May 23rd! Invitations to pre-order the new song will go out within the next few weeks. We’ll also be playing an all ages show May 9th at The Common Ground Cafe in Mississauga (Port Credit area). First set starts at 7pm. All net proceeds will go to combating human trafficking. We’re currently in the top 16 for this year’s Rocksearch competition hosted by 97.7 HTZ FM. If you’re a Canadian resident, you can vote for us by texting UFORIA to 977977. 50 votes per day maximum. The top 8 are chosen on April 29th. Check our socials to stay updated with the contest.

March 2019: NEW SONGS / New Member / new show

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We are very happy and proud to introduce you to our new lead guitarist, Ángel Gomez! Ángel has endured the Uforia crucible, proving himself in every situation we could throw at him. Uforia is once again a four-piece rock band that's ready to perform. Our first big show of the year is April 12 at Bovine Sex Club in Toronto. Please check our socials for more details about the event.

Our new songs are being prepped for release. Keep a lookout for an announcement about our new single within the next month or so.


FEBRUARY 2019: Reconstruction

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We’ve taken a break from playing live to reconstruct our band and our show. As you may already know, Adam has left the band to pursue a new path. We wish him well and remain good friends. During our down time we’ve been planning out how to release all our new content. We’ve got four brand new songs produced by Finger Eleven’s Steve Molella and have been saving up to do a proper release. We’re giving the CBC Searchlight competition a go this year. Check our socials to get involved with it. Michael and Dylan recently did an interview at Sirius XM about the bands past success and future plans. Stay tuned for the release of that podcast!

Fight or Flight: Toronto Maple Leafs

Fight or Flight getting a super clean spin at the Leafs vs Rangers game at Scotia Bank Arena December 22nd 2018.

September 2018 : Song Of The Year!

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We are very honoured to have been awarded Song of the Year  by Mississauga Music at their annual awards show.   Their esteemed panel of judges includes representatives from Indie Week, Mississauga Music, Modern Mississauga, the Mississauga Arts Council, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, SiriusXM  and INDIE 88. 

The ceremony took place at MIssissauga's premiere venue, the Living Arts Centre and also included performances by some of Mississauga's best performing bands.

August 2018 : Get Back on the STAGE!

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After focusing our efforts on the studio recordings and our mini-tour out to New Brunswick for the Canada Day Weekend, we are excited to be getting lots of stage time coming over the next couple months.

Slated for ten shows over the next 60 days, you can come and check out our electrifying stage show in Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Mississauga and in Napanee at the highly anticipated Voodoo Rock Fest.  See our tour schedule below for the full details.

July 2018 : New Recordings! Coming Soon

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We're back in the studio with our favourite producer Steve Molella.  This collaboration will bring four brand new UFORIA tunes into the world.  We have most of the instruments laid down at this point and are working on the vocals.   We are really excited about this project and can hardly wait to share it with you!  Stay tuned.

May 2018 : NEW RELEASE, now!

All of us at the Uforia camp are thrilled today.  After months of hard work we are very excited to share some new content with you.  Today we are releasing our brand new single, What it Means to You, and not only that, but a music video to accompany it.

It is a song that means a lot to us, written as a gift by our fearless leader, Michael Ursini, to his mother a couple years ago.  Check it out, share it with your mum.  Hopefully it means something to you too!

Buy on iTunes — http://goo.gl/9Aqpgw

Stream on Spotify — http://goo.gl/EHBmcP


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UPCOMING SHOWS

May 9th 2019 @ The Common Ground Cafe / Mississauga

May 16th 2019 @ The Warehouse / St. Catherines

July 19th 2019 @ Streetsville Square / Mississauga