99W Band ~ Friday, July 15, 2016 ~ 6:00 to 7:15 pm
Busting out classic rock and power pop from the 60's to present day, the local 99W Band pleases audiences wherever they go. Lead singer Scot Gavic has a voice so powerful, it has often been said a microphone is redundant. Band members have toured internationally, with impressive performance and songwriting experience, including opening for Fleetwood Mac in Europe, playing bass for Tina Turner, drumming on an album praised by Billboard Magazine, and writing Herb Alpert’s hit Rise.
Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire ~ Friday, July 15, 2016 ~ 7:30 to 11:00 pm
A treat for the eyes and ears, the Pacific Northwest band Kalimba is considered by some to be the best tribute to Earth Wind and Fire in the country. Kalimba is a 10 piece group with a full horn section, performing nationwide. Sheldon Reynolds, former Earth Wind and Fire guitarist, said “out of 1000 other bands that I have heard play this material, Kalimba is the first band that gets it like it’s supposed to be played. Kalimba has a passion for spreading the message of Earth Wind and Fire to the masses.
Mbrascatu ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Mbrascatu is a fusion of the cobbled streets and cafés of the Old World and the creative melting pot of Portland. The band is a group of talented musicians that draw from very different musical backgrounds to create a unique blend of sounds encompassing European and American roots. Since the formation of the band, back in 2010, Mbrascatu, has performed extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Nash Brothers ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 1:00 to 2:15 pm
Born and raised in The City of Roses, the hearts of this musical family beat to the sounds of country life. The Nash Brothers band is comprised of Joe Nash on lead vocals/guitar, Tristen Nash on vocals, Lloyd Nash on drums, and a few other very gifted Oregon-bred musicians. Since 2012, they have been playing every available moment of the day, sharing their love for country music with their fans.
Pilar French ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Pilar French is a talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a deep mix of styles and insights. She’s funny, brainy, sexy, articulate and precise, with a desire for serendipity. She is as comfortable playing solo with an acoustic guitar in an intimate setting as she is rocking out with her band on a festival or club stage. Her unique blend of music has been described as “bluesy and funky one moment, intimate and ethereal the next."
Carson Wells ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Carlson Wells is a group composed of sisters Tiffany Carlson and Nicole Wells, who began singing and traveling together at an early age, riding across the country in the back of a 70's sedan and wearing matching outfits their mother sewed. Today, they are the acoustic folk duo band singing with their acoustic stringed instruments and performing locally to the greater Portland area at both public venues and private events.
Franco Paletta & the Stingers ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Since breaking into the Portland Blues scene in the Mid-80's, Franco Paletta has become one of the mainstays of the city's Blues fans. His dynamic harp style and unique vocals have made him one of Portland's favorite Blues personalities. As good as his Harp Playing is, Franco's strong vocals are what thrills the listeners. He has a unique vocal style that lets you know that you are listening to a true Bluesman. He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with a virtual Who's Who of Portland's Blues Luminaries.
Melody Butchers ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 6:15 to 7:30 pm
Melody Butchers is a high energy, good time party band that delivers a mix of hard rock, blues, punk, alternative, disco, pop, rap, and everything else in between. This popular local band was formed in 2000 by several lifelong friends that had played separately throughout the 80's and 90's and now play a wide range of venues across the Pacific Northwest and the Southwestern United States.
Hit Machine ~ Saturday, July 16, 2016 ~ 8:00 to 11:00 pm
Hit Machine is a band you will never forget. Created by Bart Hafeman, the energy projected from this 4 piece band is highly contagious to say the least. The band plays hits from all eras as it’s not uncommon to here Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees), Kiss (Prince), Dynamite (Taio Cruz), You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC) all in the same set. When Hit Machine is playing, you can be sure you'll be dancing the night away!
To see all Robin Hood Festival activities, including the Family Stage and Cannery Square Stage, see the main Schedule.
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