The Upstanding Members serve up a psychedelic soup of funk, soul and blues seasoned with latin grooves and jazz excursions.


The new live line up of The Upstanding Members is a monstrously funky seven piece band featuring two lead vocalists, a super tight rhythm section, a whole lot of percussion and a top notch horn section.

While mostly staying true to The Funk, this line up can play practically any type of music you can think of, ranging from Afro-Cuban beats through to the odd heavy metal outbreak and then into the realms of jazz fusion and psychedelic rock.

Check out or youtube channel for examples of our live show: http://www.youtube.com/user/upstandingmembers.

2015 Live Line Up

  • Marc DiGiambattisa – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Conductor
  • Hilda Green – Lead Vocals, Percussion
  • Kitty Xiao – Keys
  • Matti “Felafel” Hanane – Congas, Percussion, Sound Effects, Backing Vocals
  • Alastair Beattie – Electric Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Steve Brown – Drum kit

Special guests

  • Okunade Olugbade – Trumpet
  • Dandelion Jackson – Alto & Tenor Saxophone

Band Interests

Politics, Dr Who, Felafels, Chihuahuas