THE UPPER ROOM
The Upper Room were a rock band based in Brighton, England. Sony Records were brought to the band’s studio via mutual friends and they were signed in time for their first single, “All Over This Town”, in summer 2004. The single’s 2006 video featured actress Kate Sissons, who also appears in the video for their second major single release, “Black and White” (in April 2006). The band’s only album Other People’s Problems was released in May 2006. It was recorded in Dairy Studios, Brixton, with Paul Schroeder, who previously worked with The Stone Roses. ‘All over this town’ charted at number 38 also ‘Black and White’ charted number 21 in the UK singles charts 2006.
Initially they toured the UK with Hope of the States,The Electric Soft Parade, Bell X1, Longview, El Presidente and Rooster amongst others. In 2006 they headlined a fifteen date tour of the UK between 24 April and 19 May, and were also booked for the Isle of Wight and V Festivals.
Being part of The Upper Room was extremely instrumental for my career development within the music industry. I was signed at age 23 and this opened my eyes to the music business both good and bad. We toured the country extensively as well as abroad for 3 years and had a very good run throughout our time together. Our album was released in the UK and Japan where it charted top 10.