David Uosikkinen brings the latest installment to the World Café Live
When David Uosikkinen brings the latest installment of the live performance side of his “In The Pocket” project to the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, www.worldcafelive.com) on January 25, there will be an empty place on stage.
Richie Ingui, one of the core members of the group, passed away suddenly last week of a possible heart attack at age 70.
Charlie and Richie Ingui, who both performed with In The Pocket, were the main players in the Soul Survivors, a Philly-area vocal group that had a huge hit with the song “Expressway to your Heart.” The song was credited for setting the foundation for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Sound of Philadelphia. “Expressway” reached Number 4 on the Billboard pop chart and became established as a TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) classic.
Philly musicians find their groove with Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket
Six years and 15 songs ago, Uosikkinen and his girlfriend, publicist Dallyn Pavey, conceived the In the Pocket side project to revitalize memorable Philly rock songs with veteran Philly musicians, record them while BlueWire Media producer/director Steve Acito shot documentary video for online viewing, then perform them live in local clubs.
Philadelphia Music Legends Return To Ardmore Music Hall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local music fans are in for a treat Saturday night when ‘In the Pocket,’ a review featuring some the area’s most celebrated musicians, pays tribute to the Soul Survivors, who perform the vocals on a new cover of a Philly Soul classic.
In the Pocket revisits The O’Jays’ “Back Stabbers”
David Uosikkinen of The Hooters and his Philly all-star band, In The Pocket, returns to the stage at the Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, on Saturday, April 16 to celebrate the release of their latest sound-of-Philadelphia tribute song, “Back Stabbers.”
“In The Pocket” goes “Walkin'” with a Tommy Conwell classic!
Just before I split for vacation, we announced that David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket had been added to the bill of MGK’s Big Gig on 9/5 at Susquehanna Bank Center! Here’s the group’s (lucky) 13th single, Walkin’ On The Water, originally recorded by Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers! Tommy lays down the smokin’ licks with vocals provided by Dave Hause of The Loved Ones!
The Hippest Thing in Philly
Uosikkinen’s brainchild was to assemble a group of Philadelphia music legends, lock them in a studio and have them collaborate on re-imagining a hit song from the city’s rich musical past. EAch musician is given the musical freedom to put their own distinctive spin on each recording. Every few months, they release a new offering, and follow that up with a live show or two. Over the past few years, I’ve become a big fan and have enjoyed the musical ear candy, including their cuts at “Open My Eyes” (Todd Rundgren/Nazz), “Beat Up Guitar” (Hooters), “Change Reaction” (Robert Hazard) and “Disco Inferno” (The Trammps).
David Uosikkinen Talks 35 Years of Drumming
Hi, everybody! David Uosikkinen here. I’m probably best known for my work with the Hooters, the band I’ve been playing music with for thirty-five years. It’s been a great ride and I’m grateful to have been on it.
PUNK ROCK GIRL: IN THE POCKET
David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket are set to debut their take on The Dead Milkmen’s Philly classic, “Punk Rock Girl” at their gig at the Ardmore Music Hall on March 28th!
David Uosikkinen’s ITP Debuts Punk Rock Girl
David Uosikkinen of the Hooters and his band, In The Pocket return to the Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday, March 28th to celebrate the release of their new song, Punk Rock Girl.
Philadelphia Supergroup ‘In The Pocket’ Sets Up For Saturday Night Concert At Ardmore Music Hall
In the Pocket, a group made up of some of the area’s best-known rockers and singer/songwriters, celebrates its latest release, a single paying homage to Hall and Oates, with a concert Saturday night at the Ardmore Music Hall.