THE ULTIMATUMS – FAIRMONT, WV
From the hollers of West by God Virginia rise The Ultimatums; a nine member dirty soul band. The Ults were formed in September of 2006 by Michael Stewart as an answer to the stale bar band scene that rolls over the same tired classic rock covers. The goal was to deliver original music to the gun totin’ beer swillin’ masses through high energy stage shows and 60’s laden soul hooks blasted from the four man horn section like salt peter from a shot gun. A few out of the ordinary cover songs even crept into the set list just in case there wasn’t any chicken wire at the venue. At first the shows were raw, stripped down, juke joint affairs where the band and the audience would dress in their Sunday’s best just to dance, sweat, smoke, and drink themselves into the back row at church and put money into their dry cleaners pockets. With time and some staff changes the boys have honed their skills to knife’s edge rock, ass shakin’ grooves, and howlin’ at the moon blues laments. Get yourself a secondhand suit, some foldin’ money, and a dancin’ partner ‘cause The Ultimatums aren’t your Dad’s horn band.