DOORS OPEN: 7:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 7:00 pm
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT CATFISH LOU'S
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Doors Open: 7pm
Event Begins: 7pm
Venue Website: Catfish
Band Website: Norman Sylvester
Band Website: Sister Mercy
Ring in 2018 with two of Portland's best bands on one fantastic night!! Doors open at 7pm and the party really gets going at 8pm with Sister Mercy! You'll need your dance shoes as we rock with this year's Journey to Memphis Winners! Then at 10:30 Norman "Boogie Cat" Sylvester takes the stage, with special guests, playing up to and after that magical midnight hour!
At midnight we'll have a complimentary champagne toast and party favors for everyone!
The Norman Sylvester Band with Special Guests
The Norman Sylvester Band started performing in the Portland Area in 1985. The Band has shared the stage with BB King, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Otis Clay, Tower of Power,Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Peter Frampton and many more National Touring Stars.
Norman "The Boogie Cat" Sylvester was born in Bonita Louisiana September 16, 1945. He and his family boarded a Union Pacific Train for work in the North in the Fall of 1957 when he was 12 years old, but his familie's Southern Traditions have never left him.
Norman is one of the most engaging showmen around the Northwest. weddings, festivals, corporate parties and club venues all call on his band for spectacular music and entertainment! Influenced from his Southern Baptist early years and the Gospel Quartet his father, Mack Sylvester, toured with (they were as sharp with their fashion as they were in their harmony), these examples show in Sylvester's own performance style.
Norman is a "family and community first" musician. He has mentored many young talents in our area, Patrick Lamb, Jolie Clausen, Joseph Konty, Alden Harris and Gunnar Roads to name a few. He teaches through grants and Ethos "A History of American Music" in our local schools. Sylvester and his band also use their power of music to perform for many benefits,charities and individuals in need.
SISTER MERCY possesses a high energy, blues driven sound. Lead singer April Brown is mesmerizing with her powerful, beautiful presence, full range vocals and complete joy in performance. April’s sisterKelsey Brown gives strong vocal background support, Steven Savoie creates memorable licks on guitar and Roger Espinor (drums) Ron Camacho (bass) and Debby Espinor (keyboards) hold the rhythms down tight. Semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2016 and nominated for best new band for the Muddy Awards SISTER MERCY represents the Cascade Blues Association of Portland, Oregon, SISTER MERCY presents original music that is a pleasure for the ears and a show that is a feast for the eyes.