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The Times They are a Changin'


The last few months have brought some large opportunities for Pause 456 as well as a bit of sadness. For those who don’t know, Rhonda has decided to leave the band. We are sure this has been as tough a decision for her as it has been a difficult one for us. We support Rhonda 100% and are so thankful to have her in our lives. Rhonda’s last show will be May 16th at Ballad Town Billiards in Forest Grove and we want to throw one hell of a shindig to send her off!

On a lighter note, We also want to take this time to tell you about the new things on the horizon for Pause 456. After going through a lengthy audition process, we have finally found a drummer. Replacing Rhonda was no easy feat! Sean “Bow” Bowen has stepped up to the task….so we are throwing him to the fire in Lake Oswego!!

We have become involved with a great organization known as “Live Artist Network”, these guys are all about the local music scene and are doing great things for musicians around the Portland area and beyond. We are playing a benefit concert for LAN on April 27th at the Gemini Bar and Grill in Lake Oswego! This is guaranteed to be a great night of music involving 13 Bands! Follow the link below for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/227356020805022/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

As if that isn’t enough…there’s more… Thanks to Lyon Pride Music, Chris Black with LAN, and Erin Miller with RLM Entertainment, we have been given the opportunity to audition for one of the largest festivals in the northwest, The Seattle Hemp Fest. Come out to Cadigan’s Corner Bar in Portland at 7pm on April 29th and help support all the local bands involved in this. There will be tons of raffles!

www.LyonPrideMusic.com www.facebook.com/LiveArtistNetworkNW www.RLMENTERTAINMENT.com

We thank you all for your continued support. Without you, this would be meaningless!

Pause 456

Local Drummer Wanted for Regularly Gigging Band

Local rock band Pause 456 is seeking a mature seasoned drummer to accompany their infectious melodies. Covering a mix of rock styles, we play both cover songs and original tunes. We currently have regular gigs on the west side of town but are looking to branch out further into the Portland scene. We are promoted by several local promoters/distributors who are looking to book us gigs all around Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. We’re looking to use the next few months as a transition to fine tune our covers, write new songs, and round out our play list. Ability to sing backup vocals a plus but not required. You can find our music at: www.youtube.com/thepause456band If you’re interested, please email us at pause456@hotmail.com

Sound vs Hunger

The Source Academy 12120 SW Garden Pl, Tigard, Oregon 97223 Sound vs. Hunger is a Benefit show to help feed the Hungry. Saturday November 23rd 2013 A night of Music and Art, Comedy, Performance, and Poetry to help feed the hungry and support the Arts and Martial Arts. Produced by Valor Entertainment and The Source Martial Arts Academy With this show we are looking to: - Collect food and donations for the homeless. - Generate awareness of giving, art, music, humanity. The Cost: $5.00 @ the door with 2 canned goods or non-perishable items $7.00 @ the door empty handed

2nd Annual Toys For Tots Benefit

Pause 456 is hosting a Toys For Tots Benefit November 2nd at Ballad Town Billiards in Forest Grove OR. The Show starts at 9pm. There is no cover charge but we ask that you please bring a new unwrapped toy for donation. Please come out and help us support this worthy cause.

Yamhill OR. Derby Days

Come out and celebrate this great small town in Oregon. July 20th, Yamhill celebrates its annual Derby Days extravaganza! The festivities kick off at 6:30 am with a pancake breakfast at YCHS. The day is packed with fun, family friendly activities that include Soap Box races, Live Auction, Tricycle races for kids....and adults, Parade, Flag raising ceremony, and even a Frog Jumping Contest...Bring Your Own Frog! The night will finish with Portland area Rock Band PAUSE 456. The band goes on at 7pm and plays till 10pm. This is a FREE Event!

13 Nights on the River

Join us Thursday June 20th in Saint Helens Or. for 13 Nights on the river in beautiful Columbia View Park. With a wonderful Craft Fair/Farmers Market set on the Columbia river, this family friendly event is sure to please. Pause 456 goes on at 6pm and plays till 9pm.

New Years Eve

Looking for New Years Eve plans? Come out to Ballad Town Billiards in Forest Grove Oregon and help us channel Dick Clark for a Rockin' New Years Eve! Pause 456 goes on at 9pm and we're going to play till Chris makes us stop! There's no cover...thats right! Free Music!!

Toys For Tots

Pause 456 is hosting a Toys For Tots Benefit This Saturday night at Ballad Town Billiards in Forest Grove OR. The Show starts at 9pm. There is no cover charge but we ask that you please bring a new unwrapped toy for donation. Please come out and help us support this worthy cause.

Ballad Town Billiards

Sign up at pause456@hotmail.com for your chance to win a copy of the Bootleg sessions. Be sure to tell us your name, what you like about the band, and like us on facebook. The winner will be announced at the end of the show on July 28th. Good luck!