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In the Pocket featuring The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen

Published On: January 9, 2013
|Author: Victor Fiorillo
|Publication: Philadelphia Magazine

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 8:00p

The Colonial Theater Phoenixville, PA
Who better to curate a selection of the essential songs of Philadelphia than the man who brought national attention to the city’s music scene? Dave Uosikkinen of the immortal (in Philly, anyway) Hooters leads the night with some help from In the Pocket and a revolving lineup of famed Philly musicians to play a host of Philly-specific tracks. What’s more, some proceeds will go to benefit the Settlement Music School. Groovy!
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David Uosikkinen Is In The Pocket

Published On: January 9, 2013
|Author: John DeBella
|Publication: 102.9 WMGK

Drummer for The Hooters and now Philly supergroup In The Pocket, Dave Uosikkinen joined us this morning to talk about his new project to preserve and pay tribute to the legendary music of Philadelphia. Hear all about it and go support it, when they play the Colonial Theater on Friday night. Check it out!

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Philadelphia’s top musicians join for In the Pocket at Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre

Published On: January 8, 2013
|Author: Denny Dyroff
|Publication: Daily Local News

If David Uosikkinen told you the name of his current music project in one of his native languages, he would say “Taskussa”. You’d be able to understand the musician with Finnish-American roots better if he used English rather than Finnish and simply said “In the Pocket.”

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Watch In The Pocket rock out “I Ain’t Searching” by The American Dream (playing The Colonial Theater on 1/11)

Published On: January 7, 2013
|Author: John Vettese
|Publication: WXPN's The Key

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s “Essential Songs of Philadelphia” project is unveiling its latest installment – a rendition of the The American Dream’s 1970 single “I Ain’t Searching” – this Friday, January 11, at The Colonial Theater. This lineup of his In The Pocket band features Hooters singer and guitarist Eric Bazilian, Steve Butler of Smash Palace and singer-songewriter Cliff Hillis. You can watch a video of the band performing the song below, download it here and get more information on Friday’s concert here.

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David Uosikkinen stays true to essential songs of Philly

Published On: January 3, 2013
|Author: David Wannop
|Publication: The Ticket

David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket plays the “Essential songs of Philadelphia” within a concept that often includes the original artists. He’s one of those people you have heard a thousand times but you might not recognize his name. Most notably, Uosikkinen was the drummer for the Hooters. I caught In the Pocket at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival shortly after they started in 2010.

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Stream all of the In The Pocket songs

Published On: December 28, 2012
|Author: John Vettese
|Publication: WXPN's The Key

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s “Essential Songs of Philadelphia” project continues to revisit classic tracks from the city’s musical history – songs that were either written in Philadelphia, or recorded by Philadelphians – with In The Pocket, an all-star cast of Philly players.

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Brass In Pocket

Published On: October 13, 2012
|Author: Hobart Rowland
|Publication: Magnet Magazine

80s music vet David Uosikkinen gives some Philly originals a second listen.

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Listen to “Disco Inferno” by David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket featuring Schoolly D

Published On: August 24, 2012
|Author: Bruce Warren
|Publication: WXPN's The Key

David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket is back again with a newly recorded version of the classic “Disco Inferno,” originally recorded by The Trammps in 1976.

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Change Reaction

Published On: July 25, 2012
|Author: Bill Henley
|Publication: The 10! Show

David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket perform “Change Reaction on The 10! Show!

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David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket Blends Sweet Charity and Good Tunes

Published On: July 1, 2012
|Publication: Main Line Today Magazine

“I don’t like it,” says producer Phil Nicolo with a wide grin. “I love it. Now, if we could just get David to hit the drums harder …”

The drummer in question is David Uosikkinen, the logistical brains and the organizational brawn behind In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia, our Best Local Charity You Can Sing Along to. Uosikkinen is also the muscular rhythmic backbone to beloved Main Line rockers the Hooters. At the moment, he’s already five tunes into his mission of resurrecting an eclectic assortment of classics either recorded in Philly or written and performed by local talent. ITP’s one-off sessions employ a rotating lineup of the region’s most revered musicians, including fellow Hooters Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman and John Lilley, Ben Arnold, Tommy Conwell, Richard Bush (The A’s, the Peace Creeps), Jeffrey Gaines, TJ Tindall (Gamble & Huff), and others. All work for free.

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