THE #1 FISHING, HUNTING & BEER DRINKING
SHOW IN AMERICA!
started in 1975 by Jim "Hoolie" DeCaire and Joe
Potila as a working dance band, Da Yoopers have been putting
a smile on faces all over the world now for over 30 years
with their off-beat musical comedy act. Their music and comedy
is both a reflection and a celebration of the culture found
in one of the U.S’s most unique areas--The Upper Peninsula
of Michigan--as well as exaggerating some of the stereotypes
that are attributed to the residents of the U.P.
Over the years, Da Yoopers have held fast to a Do-It-Yourself
work ethic recording and releasing their own albums and securing
national distribution for their label. They’ve proven
that through hard work and longevity you don’t need
to be located in a large city to become successful in the
Even though a lot of their comedy is regionally oriented,
they’ve managed to strike a chord with people outside
the midwest with radio stations all over the world regularily
playing their music. They are probably best known for their
two biggest hits "Rusty Chevrolet" and "The
Second Week of Deer Camp" though many other novelty songs
are often incorrectly attributed to Da Yoopers including "Da
Turdy Point Buck" and "Grandma Got Run Over By A
Reindeer" to name a few.
Da Yoopers are still performing live and even though
they’ve gone through many personnal changes over the
years, the core has remained constant: all the members are
proud and tough residents of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!