Desmond Beach Loves Ska
The entire Uptones family welcomes Desmond Alexander Beach,
Born: Saturday November 4, 2006 at 9:38 am. The proud sax playin dad Adam Beach, and his lovely wife Erin King, announce that he is already learning to skank, albeit horizontally.
Adam started playing sax for the Uptones in ’85. You can hear him ripping it up on the Live!! 924 Gilman CD. After the Uptones split for a lengthy vacation in ’90, Adam went on to tour with Zulu Spear, the Square Roots and other notables. When we decided the band should reform in the spring of 2002, Adam was my first call. I knew Paul and Ben were in; Charles had just moved back from New York, and we all agreed on Adam. After bit of juggling and a cross country move, Mr. Beach resumed his post as reeds genius and resident musicologist in the Uptones. For a taste of his sexy sax playin, give a listen to Physical High and East Of A Western Bay from the Live!! 924 Gilman CD.
Cheers to Desmond, Erin, Adam, and all our lovely fans.