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Sean & Truey on the Progressive Coffeehouse (Skype Interview and Performance)

Mark Truey Trueack (United Progressive Fraternity) and Sean Timms (Southen Empire) talk about their new project U.N.I.T. db with host Marty Dorfman on the Progressive […]

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Updates & Project News (19 Jan 2017)

1. Planetary Overload has become two separate CD releases; CD1 ‘Loss’ (3/2018) and ‘Hope’ (11/2018) and is not a live (touring band) project at this […]

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe photographed at the National Ranching Heritage Museum in Lubbock, Texas on April 16, 2014.
Photo Credit: Ashley Rodgers—Texas Tech University

UPF Endorses Atmospheric Scientist and Climatologist: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

United Progressive Fraternity, in line with our mission of raising awareness of climate change and humanitarian concerns through music, endorses Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor […]

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What Happens Now (CD1 – Track 1) Update 1

Jerry Marotta has just delivered his files to Mark & Steve on work done on ‘What Happens Now’ (great job!)

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Welcome Christophe Lebled

Welcome Christophe Lebled! Chris has joined the United Progressive Fraternity – UPF, by adding his arrangement for the opening theme (CD1 track 1 LOSS-HOPE) which […]

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Welcome Jerry Marotta

6 April 2016 – United Progressive Fraternity is indeed proud to welcome on board world-class drummer and producer Jerry Marotta, who is currently working on […]

UNITOPIA / SOUTHERN EMPIRE / PRESS RELEASES

Brody Thomas Green, Steve Unruh, Danny Lopresto, Sean TImms, Mark Truey Trueack

Brody Thomas Green, Steve Unruh, Danny Lopresto, Sean TImms, Mark Truey Trueack (Artwork by Ed Unitsky)

Dear Fellow Unitopians, Empiryans & Fratz…

Sean & Mark in the studio (Nov 2016)

[Updated 19 Jan 2017] Mark Truey Trueack & Sean Timms (Unitopia) have linked up to form a one-off live band called U.N.I.T. dB. They are joined by Southern Empire’s Danny Lopresto (guitars, vocals) and Brody Thomas Green (drums,vocals), and Steve Unruh (flute, violin) from Resistor/The Samurai of Prog.

(22/11/2016) 

We hope this message finds you well. Recently, there has been some speculation regarding the status of the friendship between Mark & myself. As you may be aware, during the making of our (unfinished) album ‘Turn Left’, Mark & I had a disagreement over some issues that were dear to both our hearts. We disbanded Unitopia and we started our own projects, Mark with United Progressive Fraternity and myself with Southern Empire. Both projects have been met with great success and we are respectively very proud of them.
About 6 months ago, Mark & I had the opportunity to talk about a few things unrelated to Unitopia and we found that our respect and care for one another was still there, despite the damages of the past. Mark was extremely supportive throughout a difficult business situation that we were both involved in and this gave us hope that a rekindling of our friendship was possible.

Where does this leave Unitopia you might ask?

As of this writing, there are no plans to re-form Unitopia, but there are some exciting projects that both Mark & I are working on together. These will be announced in due course and we hope you’ll get behind them as you’ve done for every other project that we’ve been involved in.

UPF and Southern Empire are still our primary focus and there will be some very exciting announcements concerning all three bands very soon.
Thank you for your continued support of our music. It means a great deal to us and we are constantly humbled and honoured to have such a wonderful and caring fan base.

Cheers… Sean Timms & Mark Truey Trueack