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Soul Vaccination / Press

“Soul Vax Live in PDX This is an exceptional live collection of Soul Vac trademark sound. From covers done spot on : Stevie Wonder’s Higher Ground to Curtis Mayfield’s ground breaking blaxploitation moment Super Fly to Bruno Mars!!! This collection captures the sound of the live shows. It is so well produced. Am very impressed. -- Portland Radio Project (Rebecca Webb, Inessa Anderson, Robert Parish)   Soul Standard-Bearers There are many horn bands around the country that do the great soul standards. Portland is incredibly lucky to have in our midst, one of the tightest of these bands to bring this music to life. And you can basically have your own party brought to life, anytime  thanks to Soul Vaccination’s live record, “Soul Vax Live in PDX”.  This is an exceptionally well-done live album that captures what Soul Vax offers in a live setting,   and the selection of music will, as they say, “surprise and delight”! --Inessa Anderson”

“OregonLive  The Oregonian A&E Soul Vaccination The group's "SoulVax Live in PDX" features a guest performance by Tower of Power and Santana keyboard player Chester Thompson, though Soul Vaccination has plenty of its own credentials: the group's Dave Mills plays trumpet with Curtis Salgado and wrote the horn arrangements on the blues great's last two albums. Tower of Power's Bruce Conte played guitar on the band's previous effort, "What is Hip?": Soul Vaccination is named after one of the band's tracks. The new album finds the group giving funky workouts to songs from the likes of Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Prince and even Bruno Mars, whose "Runaway Baby" is the set's most recent cut. The boisterous group will take the stage at Jimmy Mak's on Friday and Saturday, with another, free performance at Music Millennium at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Soul Vaccination, Jimmy Mak's, Friday”

“Soul Vaccination’s bassist John Linn on ‘Soul Vax: Live in PDX,’ their new album – video by Tom D'Antoni on September 10, 2014”

“Concert Review: Beyond Blues JULY 5, 2013 | CONCERT REVIEW The Waterfront Blues Festival is a dream for blues enthusiasts, but as Blues Fest veterans know, it encompasses other genres as well. On Thursday, attendees moved and grooved to the sounds of Soul Vaccination. Vocalist Regina K showcased her powerful Chaka Kahn-esque voice, covering Chaka’s songs “Once You Get Started” and “You Got the Love.” Portland-based Paul Creighton, whose voice is somewhat redolent of Adam Levine, took the mic to cover soul standards like “So Very Hard to Go.” The horn section swayed in rhythm as fans cheered. The band felt honored to be joined by organist Chester Thompson. His raw talent amazed the crowd. As a former organist for Tower of Power, and for Santana spanning 26 years, Thompson brought extraordinary experience to the table.”

“Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real soul band this fine and exciting. This New Englander is jealous. Frank-John Hadley Downbeat columnist/Grove Press author”

“As a wise man once put it, "You get what you want if you know how to find it."     If you want home-cooked, heart-felt jazz and soul, in Portland, Oregon you know you can find it by going down to the nightclub. When the stalwart dance band Soul Vaccination is in the house, the funk will flow and its medicinal powers will be in full effect. Remember, if it's good to ya, it's gotta be good for ya. Everybody! Get in line!                                                        -- Marty Hughley!”

“Soul Vaccination receives national recognition in DownBeat Magazine. The February 2013 issue of DownBeat Magazine features a review of Soul Vaccination's most recent CD, "What Is Hip?" featuring Bruce Conte. • DownBeat Reviews - Blues / by FRANK-JOHN HADLEY What is Hip? featuring Bruce Conte (Soul-vax 001;60:33 ★★★1/2 ) We are thankful, and honored to be recognized by DownBeat Magazine. Thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC. Pick up a copy of Downbeat Magazine today. www.downbeat.com”