Soul Vaccination; Basso á Deux

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Soul Vaccination remains at the top of the Portland charts, and is one of the tightest funk and soul bands in the Pacific Northwest. As the Rose City’s favorite, Soul Vax infuses the stage with the greatest soul standards, and has been a fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 20 years. This high energy, 12-piece band features Brian Harris on Hammond B-3 and keyboards, along with the precision guitar playing of Mike Doolin. On bass, is Grammy nominated producer John Linn, and on drums is Ron Tuttle, always bringin’ the funk and groovin’ hard. Portland’s own Regina K, Mark Wyatt, and Porsch Anthony share their soulful vocal styles. Lewis Livermore and Dave Mills carry the backbone sound of the Soul Vax horns on trumpets, with Ron Regan, Gary Harris and Timothy Bryson on saxophones. For more info, log on to

Basso á Deux

Basso á Deux — pronounced BAH-so ah DU — is the local married duo of Paul Vorvick on upright bass and Andrea Vorvick on vocals. Their repertoire of swanky music consists of swing versions of classic rock and blues. Listeners will enjoy their fresh, creative arrangements of familiar tunes by artists such as Santana, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tom Petty, Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Billy Idol, and more. For more information, log on to their page on ReverbNation.