About Us

Rob Knorr
(Guitar and Vocals) Rob (Chicago, IL) is the founder of Ugly Rumor and has been playing guitar for 40+ years. He has played in various bands (High Noon Saloon, the Rejects) with major influences from early rock & roll such as Chuck Berry to the melodic solos of Terry Kath of Chicago to the hard driving rock of Alvin Lee.

Tim Murphy
(Lead Vocals) Tim (Detroit, MI) has been singing since birth. There is an obvious Motown influence in Tim's singing with major vocal inspiration from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and of course, Bob Seger.  A few other vocal icons of influence include David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Steve Tyler and Frank Sinatra. Tim has extensive formal vocal training in classical and a capella styles. He has been an Ugly since 2006.

Bob Dias
(Drums & Vocals) Bob (Los Angeles, CA) was first introduced to a drum set by playing along to Bad Company and Deep Purples "Made in Japan", though his first gig as a teen was as the drummer for his high school music instructors 40-piece adult big band. His influences range from the big band era of Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa and Louie Bellson, to rock drummers such as Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ian Paice, Neil Peart and Phil Ehart. Bob is just as at home backing a 40-piece big band as he is driving a blues trio or as the engine that powers the good old fashion rock & roll of Ugly Rumor.

Jordan Coulter
(Keyboards, Harmonica and Vocals)  The newest member of Ugly Rumor, Jordan is a talented (schooled!) musician who is related to Rob is a Game of Thrones sort of way. His bluesy approach to the keys and harp add a little something very special to our mix!

Howard Scaman
(Bass & Vocals) Howards great bass work keeps us grounded and puts a smile on all our faces. We'll post more on his bio when he gives us one. So for now, we'll simply refrain from making stuff up about him.

Alane Ratway

(Vocals) As a trained vocalist, Alane allows Ugly Rumor to expand our musical offerings to places we only dreamed about. When not on stage, Alane is a mom and a completely badass Crossfitter (#145 in the world in her age demographic!). We are always looking for new public venues to play and show off her amazing talent! Just close your eyes and you would swear that you hear Tina Turner and Grace Slick...

Mike Dare
(Sound Engineer). Let's be clear...as a band we ROCK. However, we only sound as good as our Sound Engineer enables us. To that end, we never play a gig without a full-time sound man, and that is Mike. When not making us sound awesome, he cheats on us with a few other local Denver Bands and also runs sound for the Legacy High School Marching band. We are a bit lost, incomplete and really feel like we are playing naked without him at the board (tablet?)

Wayne Lajoie (Special guest!!!)
(Keyboards, Sax and Vocals)  Wayne is busy transitioning to a new life position in Miami, however, during the coming year, he plans to make as many gigs as possible prior to heading to the Sunshine state permanently. Wayne's great keyboard work and very sexy saxophone sounds add a special dimension to the sound of Ugly Rumor that cannot be overstated and will be difficult to replace.