Levittown native and The Hooters’ drummer David Uosikkinen is the subject of the latest documentary produced by Main Line Television, Heart of the Beat, directed by Jill Frechie, writes Ben Silver for the Main Line Today.
While he is living the life many only dream about, Uosikkinen is quick to note that it is not always what it is cracked up to be. Still, he never lost the passion he had for touring and playing music.
The Hooters formed at the start of the 1980s. The band started playing gigs around the Philadelphia region and developed a cult following in the area. Their mainstream success came from their 1985 album, Nervous Night, which went platinum globally.
The band experienced massive success for nearly a decade, but endless touring started to take a toll. By 1995, the band went on an indefinite hiatus.
“I wasn’t ready for what came along with [touring],” said Uosikkinen. “I wasn’t equipped to deal with success, either.”
Read more about the documentary in the Main Line Today.