The members of the DropUps are as diverse as the music they create. They are led by Toronto-born song-writer and lead vocalist Mano Elia, who brings dynamic vocals, philosophical lyrics, a signature nylon-electric guitar tone, and the occasional Greek-Cypriot melodic and lyrical influence. JP Ditching’s frenetic and versatile drumming keeps the crowds dancing and smooths the stylistic transitions that sometimes take place mid-song. Multi-instrumentalists Mike Lemmons and Nick Li add bass grooves and varied sonic textures with trumpet, keys, saxophone and violin that give the band a broad sonic palette.