Interview with . . . Bumpin Uglies


It took me at least 15 minutes to quit laughing about the Bumpin Uglies’ name. Then someone would ask me who I was listening to and the giggling would start all over again.

However, this is a band that you should know.


Brandon Hardesty, guitarist/vocalist for Bumpin Uglies, replied to a few questions so that you could get to know more about the band.


How did you decide on the name? ( I don’t normally ask this but it cracks me up. Genuinely curious.)

Me and my buddy were twenty-one when we started the band and we wanted something funny and memorable. We liked it cause it was a double entendre. If I’d know I’d still be doing this a decade later, we would’ve come up with something a little more respectable, haha.



Do you ever get tired of touring?

It can be exhausting, for sure, but I love seeing the growth and the reaction from the fans. I don’t get tired of playing shows, but thats only 90 minutes of the day. The other 22 hours and 30 minutes can get draining after a while.


What do you do in your time off?

I like to read and write. PUBG on Xbox One with friends. Running with my dog and try to stay in shape.


Where would you like to do a show?

England or Ireland.


Is there anywhere that you haven’t been yet?

Pretty much everywhere out side of the continental United States.


Where was your first show?

Potbelly Sandwhich shop in Annapolis.


Do you have any pets? If so, do they go on the road?

Yes, Stan the Dingo! He does not come on the road because he would cease to be my pet and would begin his live as a wild dog in whatever town we were misfortunate enough to lose him in.


Have you ever unfollowed anyone on social media that you also know in real life?




Where’s the best place to eat in Annapolis?

Middleton’s Tavern in downtown Annapolis has great seafood! Thai Kitchen on west street has some of the best Thai food I’ve ever had. Taquerila Jaquilita in Hillsmere is my taco spot, but they only accept cash so be prepared. Stan & Joes or Ebb Tide for wings. Rocco’s for pizza. I love food.


Who came up with the idea for the Pickle Rick/Bumpin Uglies pins?

I have no idea what you’re talking about, that pin is based off of a normal run-of-the-mill pickle.

Do you watch Sugarshack Sessions? Any favorite sessions?

Yeah, they do a great job over there. I really dig Leilani Wolfgramm’s sessions. She’s one of my favorite songwriters in this genre. Would love to see them get The Skints in there sometime as well.


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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

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