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Speaker Minds / Bio

Speaker Minds high energy and charismatic performances make for a memorable time for both themselves and spectators. With an emcee who enthusiastically expresses his love for the Hip Hop community, an experienced and soulful singer, and a Band that has blended their diverse backgrounds to form a unique sound, there is never a dull moment!

This band's youthful career has consisted of appearances at such festivals as Festival of Positivity, Alberta Street Fair, Wild Goose West (Corvallis), Umoja Festival (Seattle), EcoPalooza, Fire in the Canyon, PO-HOP 12 and many more. They toured through several states including California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest. And even had the privilege of playing shows with such Hip Hop legends as KRS-One, The Pharcyde, Del the Funky Homosapien, Gift of Gab, Dead Prez, Freeway, Jake One and local stars such as Cool Nutz, The Chicharones, Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Luck One, and many others.

The emceeing is handled by artist Randal Wyatt, a Portland native who has been seen amongst the Northwest’s underground hip hop culture respectively as one of their more charitable and socially aware emcees. Adrian Adel provides the soulful vocals and has been heating up stages in the Northwest for many years. The rhythm section is a medley of talented musicians, starting with Donnell Kennedy (Guitar) a self taught musician with many tricks up his sleeve, DLUX: the Light (Keyboard) a highly trained Pianist who can rock a microphone as well, Fingerpretzel (Drummer) was an established Heavy Metal drummer in Utah who is now successfully blending the sounds, and Ian North (Bass) played in a number of Rock bands back in his hometown of Detriot, MI and is proving his versatility and leadership within Speaker Minds!

General Info

Band Members
Randal Wyatt - MC/Vocals, Adrian Adel - Vocals, Donnell "Slim Picken Kennedy - Lead Guitar, Jon McGuire - Bass, DLUXTL - Keys/MC, Mike Fingerpretzel - Drums
Artist Name
Speaker Minds
Home Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / Funk Groove/Rock/Soul / Spoken Word

Contact Info

Portland, OR
Randal Wyatt