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We are the Dept. of R&B, a Classic Soul Band, playing original music and hits from Sam and Dave, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Marvyn Gaye, and many many more.
You will be stunned by the authenticity and rich sound from this 5-PIECE horn band...that's it- five piece! This band is built to fit into any venue and to provide the high-impact entertainment of a big horn band, but without the big price.
During our first year we played the Starlight Parade, in front of 250,000 people, representing Oldies 106.7. Polls taken via text message after the parade, found 106.7 and Deep Blue Soul Revue (now Dept of R&B) to be the third most popular attraction in the parade, out of more than two hundred entries.
Now in our fourth year, we're packing clubs like Tigardville Station, where the room is at it's capacity an hour before we start playing, and people often wait outside until there's room to come in. We also play Coyote's Bar and Grill, The Gemini, The Blue Diamond, The Trail's End Saloon, Roadhouse 101, La Vie De Boheme, Spud Monkey's, and many more. Most of the clubs we play book us up to six months in advance, appearing at each approximately every six to eight weeks.
We've become a very busy band with a strong following, and the future looks promising. We're also putting a CD album together, filled with original R&B, which will be available Springtime, 2014.