The Longshots, Irie Idea, Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band

The Longshots

Irie Idea

Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band

Fri, June 15, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8 adv • $10 door

This event is 21 and over

The Longshots - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Longshots
The Longshots are a 6-piece ska band from Eugene, OR who want nothing more than to make heads nod and butts shake. Coming together in 2008, the line-up has seen a few changes over the years but still strives to bring a party atmosphere influenced by funk, R&B, jazz, and punk rock, all while rooted in a sound that encompasses the many styles of reggae, rock steady, 2 tone, dub, and 3rd wave.
Irie Idea - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Irie Idea
There is a highly original energy fueling Irie Idea. Curtis Irie and Morgan Smith both grew up playing punk because it was fast, loud and against the grain of mainstream music. Along their journey they have matured and learned about music. These days the boys subscribe to educating themselves on roots music while making contributions to it’s ever-growing evolution and progression.

The full sound of Irie Idea comes from only two members. Keeping up traditional blues and rocksteady values while adding in the best of ska, punk and funk would be a feat for a traditional four-piece band. Somehow, Irie and Smith bring a bright brass section, bouncing bass and vocal harmonization without sacrificing intricacy or intensity.

Irie and Smith grew up playing in separate bands around Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. When they met while living in Philadelphia they shared the same musical goal: to create and perform energetic songs of rebellion that carry both musical depth and lyrical content that listeners could intimately relate to. While building a foundation of friends and fans they shared the stage with bands such as The Slackers, Chris Murray, The Forthrights, The Menzingers and Bomb The Music Industry.

Coinciding with the release of their debut full length (Here's Hoping Somebody Can Find a Way Outta Here) Smith and Irie packed their bags and relocated to rainy but beautiful Portland Oregon to spread their gospel. They began playing frequently around the pacific northwest while writing bigger and better tunes and seeing how far their sound would travel.

The Irie sound caught the ears of production dream team Sammy Kay and Joseph Quinones at The Steady Rock Easy-Groove Factory in LA. It was there they recorded their newest full length Blues Like Sandpaper | Rocksteady Like Dirt featuring members of The Delirians, Matamoska and Sammy Kay.
Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band
Buddy Jay's Jamaican Jazz Band was formed in 2012 by Saxophonist Buddy Jay Kieffer and Trumpeter John England Fisher.
A deep respect for all music Jamaican brought them together.
After amassing an all star line up of Portland based musicians, they set out to do the ska. Writing original Jamaican jazz and rocksteady tunes designed for dancing has been the delight of both band members and audiences.
Buddy Jay and the band's unique take on the genre of Jamaican jazz have allowed them to feel equally comfortable sharing the stage with bands performing a meried of styles including, Cumbia, Afro beat, Soul, and R and B to name a few.
The current lineup features members of All The Apparatus, Love Bomb A GO GO,Cherimoya, The Isrealites, The Dr. Joe Trio, Raffa De Alaska and the DCB, Dauman Brothers, and more.
The Band has finished recording music for a full length record to be released on vinyl early next year.
These heavy hitters always bring the party and never play a room without a dance floor.
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212