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The Hook Up is a dirty rock & roll trio formed in Appleton, Wisconsin.  Midwestern guys who eat too many cheeseburgers, call drinking fountains bubblers, and make impactful music.  Driven with compelling hooks and lyrical density, their tunes will take the listener on a musical journey.


Harry Right and Nicholas Rodello are the dynamic duo that make up the backbone of the group.  With two lead singers the band offers original music that infuses their unique styles, while still feeling like cohesive works.  It's as if Weezer, Foo Fighters and The Raconteurs melded together to create The Hook Up.  The band's personality, swagger, and musicianship shine through while they drop waves of inspired sounds.  Their ability to not only perform original work, but tasteful renditions of cover tunes ensures the audience is in for a wild night. 

The Hook Up won the Wisconsin stage of the Cumulus Media Next2Rock 2017 competition, and has shown their strength in the Fox Valley music scene.   With many festivals under their belt including Mile of Music, Summerfest, and Brat Fest the band shows they are comfortable on stages of any size.  The Hook Up has also had success with song placements for television.  Working through Cherry Pit Studios and Licensing the band has had music placed on "Restaurant Impossible," "Fox Sports Net," and "Smackdown."  Who knows where you may hear or see The Hook Up next?


The Hook  Up has two core members and a rotating cast of great drummers.

Harry Right - Guitar & Vocals

Nicholas Rodello - Bass & Vocals

Adam Hatton - Drums & Vocals

David Payne - Drums & Vocals

Evan Brown - Drums & Vocals


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Mile of Music 2018

Brat Fest 2016, 2017, 2018

Celebrate De Pere 2017

Fall Fest 2015

Green Bay Taste of Broadway 2017 

Oshkosh Main Street Music Fest 2015-2018,

Summerfest 2013

Here is a list of some notable venues and festivals we have played.


Capitol Centre - Appleton, WI

Deja Vu Martini Lounge - Appleton, WI

Fletch's Local Tap House - Oshkosh, WI

Headliners - Neenah, WI

Husby's - Sister Bay, WI

Kathy's Pub - Rochester, MN

Milwaukee Ale House - Milwaukee, WI

The Pourhouse - Minneapolis, MN

Red Brick Bar - Norman, OK

Sardine Can - Green Bay, WI

Short Branch Saloon - Neenah, WI

Rev el ry - Hendersonville, TN

Tanners Bar & Grill - Appleton, WI

The Tap Room - Milwaukee, WI

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