SOULSHAKE with The Soultans, The Supraphonics
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Soultans were born to keep the groove alive. If it's hard hitting funk, smooth soul, or groovy New Orleans music, this eclectic R&B band delivers the goods. The Soultans play classic funk and soul covers aimed at keeping the dance floor moving.
Formed in 2013 by a close group of friends, The Soultans have a relaxed feeling and a positive message: It's time to feel good! The band formed in 2013, in Portland Oregon, when drummer Talbott Guthrie began putting together his dream team of musicians. Fellow sound engineer and music fan, Jason Rappaport on bass, the "wizard" of keyboards, Andrew Deetz, Josh Peters on percussion, and well known Portland guitarist, Newell Briggs were his first choice of collaborators for this project.
The Soultans play songs to make people dance. Their material consists mostly of funk covers from the likes of The Meters, Sly & The Family Stone, and Curtis Mayfield, while also offering some smooth grooves borrowed from artists like Marvin Gaye and Allen Toussaint. Most of the band shares vocal duties and the occasional guest vocalist give some variety to the proceedings. Congas as bongos keep the groove going and add a extra slice of funk!
The Soultans are still developing and expanding their set list to include well-known funk favorites as well as some obscure gems and the occasional original composition. As they like to say it down south "Laissez le bon temps rouler!"
The Supraphonics are a mixture of vintage soul and modern R&B. All members are deeply rooted in old school groove like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Al Green but offer original music with a modern twist. They've managed combine the old and the new with a fresh new take on Soul and R&B that's truly their own. With a background in gospel, Lindsey Reightley delivers exhilarating vocals that make you believe that THAT is how it should be done! The other members of the Supraphonics act as one big rhythm section playing seamless, tight cut after cut just like they did in the golden years of Detroit!