Doors 8:30 / Music 9:00 PM
$ 7.00 — $10.00 / Age 21 And Up
9 PM: Stephanie Kitson
10 PM: Salvatore Manalo
11 PM: Maxwell Cabana
Salvatore Manalo got his start in music playing at church and quickly fell in love. He went on to study at a music school where he then found his love for songwriting. After a lifetime of traveling, he is now planting his roots in Portland to launch his solo career. His songwriting infuses honest storytelling with musical complexity. An amalgamation of pop, soul, R&B, and folk delivers a sound that is refreshing but familiar. Having played lead guitar in a number of projects, Salvatore is currently in a trio of rotating roles with talented members Evan Knapp and Danny Frye, offering support to each other’s solo careers as needed. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign and recording session at The Rye Room, he is preparing to release his debut EP in January of 2018.
Special guest James Villa will also be gracing the band with his incredible musicianship on the keys during the show!
Formed in 2016, Maxwell Cabana and his band are a garage, R&B four-piece residing in Portland, Oregon. Members include Seattle native Murray McCulloch, Portland's own Noah Puggarana and Chicago-born brothers Sean and Jamie Higgins. Their latest release is a self-titled debut EP that combines the group's love for old school R&B/Soul music as well as an affinity for jazz and psychedelia. The band’s influences range from Tim Maia to Madlib, Donny Hathaway to Gorillaz. Maxwell Cabana performs live shows in the Portland area and is currently recording material for the band's next EP.
Stephanie Kitson is a working jazz and soul vocalist in the Pacific Northwest. She takes well-known songs and creatively arranges them so that her band can bring them to the next level in a live setting. Additionally, she loops her voice on the five-track, Boss RC-505 looper using beat boxing, bass lines, and harmonies to make full arrangements of covers and original songs. Given her foundations in jazz and arranging, she is known for her improvisation in her live performances. Her goal is to leave space so no two performances are exactly the same.
In addition to a set of live looping, she will be premiering one original song and three new arrangements with her fellow musicians (that impress her every rehearsal): Matt Sazima, Kirk Kabfleisch, and Alex Koehler.