A great quartet that performed “lite jazz,” Uncle Festive played accessible funky jazz-influenced music during its presence. Its four users first came collectively as the back-up group for pop vocalist Barry Manilow. When Manilow made a decision to consider 1986 off, the quartet (guitarist John Pondel, keyboardist Ron Pedley, bassist Marc Levine and drummer Bud Harner) began playing independently like a unit, utilizing the name Uncle Festive. Randy Drake required over as drummer in 1992 when Harner (who continuing generating for the group) departed. The Los Angeles-based device documented for Denon and Bluemoon, carrying out catchy music that still noises reasonably fresh.