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 performed with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and NRBQ at storied venues around the United States such as B.B.Kings in NYC, The Revolution Room in Little Rock Arkansas, and Antone’s in Austin Texas. 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 two music videos with two more scheduled to premiere this Fall, 2018.


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