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Fireflyz / Bio

Ora grew up along the Mississippi river moving back and forth between Chicago, small town Mississippi, and Memphis. The daughter of a preacher and a vocalist she was brought up as a performer. She has played in many festivals and clubs in Oregon over the years and was part of the house Reggae band "I SAY", and sister act "City of Gypsies".

Carter moved from Baltimore to Portland in 1989. Having performed live and in the studio for over 30 years, he is an experienced musician in many genres. He also does live and studio engineering. Carter has worked with many local acts including: Feller, Fran Gray, Big Island Shindig, Diggabone, Acoustic Minds, and the Buds of May, just to name a few.

A native Oregonian, Byron has played electric/acoustic/slide and bass guitars for over forty years. Inspired by a guitar playing uncle, early TV of Jose Feliciano and his father's gospel music concert promotions, Byron switched from trumpet to guitar and bass.Classical guitar studies at U of O and playing fretless electric bass for PEP band transitioned to jazz and big band performance studies with Thara Memory at Portland Community College. Byron has enjoyed many public performances, studio projects and currently hosts open mics two nights a week. Byron joined Fireflyz upon recommendation of drummer Bruce Gifford. Byron's influences include: Jeff Beck, Roy Buchanan, Mike Stern, Jose Feliciano, Jaco Pastorius, Jack Bruce and many others.

Rhonda Piasecki is a professionally trained drummer who attended the Musical Institute In Los Angeles CA and studied under Joe Pocarro, Casey Scheuerell & Walfredo Reyes, Jr. among others. She is experienced in studio and live performance on percussion of all styles and is a solid harmonies singer. She has accompanied singer/songwriters, original and cover bands. Rhonda has performed with many bands including: Women in the Blues, Ellen Whyte, The Outer Loop, Klickitat, Jenny Sizzler, Thermal Boogie and Fireflyz. She is a international artist having worked on projects in Boston, Los Angles, New Zealand, and Portland Or.

General Info

Artist Name
Fireflyz
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/fireflyz
Active Since
05/03
Genres
World / Alternative, Eclectic / Jazz

Contact Info

Location
Beaverton, OR

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