U-phonik is known for their performances at some of the areas best festivals. Recent festivals include: Beertopia – Fort Mill, SC, Oktoberfest – Charlotte, NC, Dogwood Fest – Greenville NC, Azalea Fest – Wilmington NC, WingStock – Hilton Head SC, Music Law Conference – Gainesville FL, Florida Music Festival – Orlando FL, Uncle Sam Jam – Charlotte NC, Atlantis Music Festival – Atlanta and South by South West – Austin, TX.
Stephan Angers was chosen as the reader’s pick for “Best local rock or blues band/artist: and “Best male vocalist” in Charlotte’s Creative loafing.
U-phonik’s drummer, Mike Salvatore is voted Best Drummer by Charlotte Magazine’s Best of the Best 2008
U-Phonik’s single Help Me Out has been chosen to be a part of the soundtrack of Reeker, a film written, produced and directed by Dave Payne (Addams Family Values) and staring Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers), Eric Mabius (Resident Evil), Derek Richardson (Dumb and Dumberer) and Arielle Kebbel (Soul Plane).
After winning the southeast “Battle for the Boat” Contest held at Buckhead Saloon in Charlotte NC, U-Phonik has enjoyed a nice 5 day cruise aboard The Rock Boat. Apart from tanning their pale Canadian asses (and don’t forget Lily White Jersey Mike the band has been performing, improvising and relaxing with many majors acts like Sister Hazel, Tonic, Cowboy Mouth, Shawn Mullins, and more.
U-Phonik’s bass player, Rick Pope was voted best player by the critics at Charlotte’s Best Magazine.