YOGOMAN BURNING BAND: Yogoman hails from the Planet Yog, where embracing the ridiculous is commonly churned into a recipe for original dance moves. In 1987, Jordan Rain learned of Yogoman through a Junior High School skateboarding friend, Max Wallace, in his comic book entitled Yogoman. Rain and friends used Yogoman as a tagged or graffiti'd (usually on school dry erase/chalk boards) mascot to personify the playful, silly and ridiculous tricks they were inventing that made them laugh and encouraged free thinking. Years later, Rain took Yogoman as his DJ moniker in 1998, and then for Yogoman Burning Band (YBB) in 2006, creating a musical resource of light, as contrast to the average reclusive or introspective tendencies common in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. Consider YBB a strong dose of musical Vitamin D! NORTHWEST SONS: The Northwest Sons were born when Chris Molina and Ian Ayers both from bands that had recently broke up started jamming together and writing songs on the beach. Their personalities and talent blended together so perfectly that the songs started flowing in rapid succession. Two years ago they played their first acoustic show in Ocean Shores, Wa. The Northwest Sons quickly grew to a full band and started playing shows all over the northwest. Their first album ‘The Boundary Line’ was released a year later with huge success. This catapulted the drive and determination for bigger success. The band has changed shape along the way getting through each tour, struggle, and accomplishment with a greater appreciation for music, fans, and one another. All members: Ian Ayers-vocals and guitar, Chris Molina- lead guitar and vocals, Jesse Turcotte- bass, Bret Bailie- drums, Brett Cummings- saxophone, and Kyle Bova- percussion put together a vibrant collage of musical talent and experience to create a unique Northwest Reggae vibe and sound. After months of hard work and dedication The Northwest Sons released their second album ‘Out of the Rain’ in May 2011 to their fans, at The Showbox Market, who had been anxiously anticipating the release. The Northwest Sons are excited for their future music successes and challenges, always trying to meet the demands of their long time dedicated fans and making new ones along the way.
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