Upright Man is a New York City-based rock band. Though they often perform as a 5 piece, the writing core of the band is Aidan Dolan, Max Yassky, and Nick Katz. They released their self-titled debut on August 18, 2017. The album’s ten tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin), and engineered by Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh) at Avatar Studios and Sear Sound in NYC and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.

Aidan, Max, and Nick met while studying classical music composition at New York University where they played together on various projects ranging from classical ensembles to rock bands. Their strong writing chemistry spurred the formation of the band. They intuitively combine influences like Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Crowded House, Little Feat, and the Beatles. The result is a tapestry of alternative, psychedelic, progressive and classic rock with complex harmonies and time signatures.

The band has an extensive tour history and was recently named NYC’s Deli Magazine’s Artist Of The Month. They have played storied venues, such as the House of Blues Cleveland, BB Kings in NYC, and Antone’s in Austin, Texas, opening for Robert Randolph & The Family Band on a Southern US tour in 2017. Upright Man is constantly collaborating with artists, filmmakers, and photographers to create unique works of art, music videos and colorful yet bizarre photographic content. To date the band has released 3 music videos and 2 live in-studio videos on youtube with many more to come. They have a new EP, set to release in late 2019.


Aidan Dolan - Guitar, Vocals

Nick Katz - Bass, Vocals

Max Yassky - Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals


Pictured Left to Right: Nick Katz, Aidan Dolan, Max Yassky

Photographer: Sloane Morrison