UmConscious…transcending reality, consciousness, and the beyond…
The UM is a very well-respected, Colorado-based, live hip-hop, jazzy, funky fusion band that blends original beats with poetics and melodic tribal-backed grooves, and is comprised of John Larchick (“JL”) on bass/vocals, Josh Berard (“Boogie B”) on guitar/vocals, Seth Beltran (“Sibs”) on drums, and Tom Watkins (“DJ Lush”) on turntables. Additionally, the UM frequently features Ashleigh Cope, who captivates audiences with her wonderful live on-stage paintings.
2009 Winner of Best Hip-Hop Band ~ Westword Magazine
2009 Winner of Best Music Video ~ Southern Winds Film Fest
Top five shows ~ Rocky Mountain News
- Selling Album at Twist & Shout for two weeks
Top five hip-hop videos ~ Westword Magazine
January Cover of Colorado Music Buzz ~ 27 artists to watch for in 09
UmConscious has shared the stage with national acts such as Pepper, Pharcyde, B-Side Players, Wu-Tang Clan, Lyrics Born, Flobots, Arrested Development, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, and many more.