DOORS OPEN: 4:00 pm
EVENT BEGINS: 9:00 pm
2460 NW 24th Ave.
Portland, OR 97210
Michele D'Amour & The Love Dealers from Seattle
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Doors Open: 4:00pm
Event Begins: 9:00pm
Band Website: www.micheledamourandthelovedealers.com
Michele D'Amour and the Love Dealers is a Seattle-based blues band. The band was formed in 2011.
Rather than play only one style of blues, the band enjoys exploring different grooves and styles, making them popular with dance crowds in their home town and beyond.
The band released its first EP, "Sin Comin' On," in February 2014. The EP includes four covers and three originals written by Michele. Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers was also a Washington Blues Society finalist for the 2014 International Blues Challenge that year.
The 2015 CD, Ante Up, features twelve original songs penned by Michele. Those tracks were developed and road-tested in 2014 as the group played various festivals and venues, and recorded in the fall of 2014.
2017's album, Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge, includes twelve new original tunes, including two that Michele co-wrote with Cory Wilds.
- The band was selected for rotation on STEAM Magazine Radio for April 2015;
- Ante Up was one of four CDs chosen by International Blues Broadcasters (IBBA) as Pick of the Month for May 2015;
- Michele D’Amour and the Love Dealers is a featured artist on Blues 102 / Gizmo Radio.
- The song "Trouble" was awarded a Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, 2017.
Michele is a born storyteller and award-winning songwriter who penned her first song (a blues) at the age of six and was a published poet by her early twenties. Her lyrics treat difficult topics with a sense of soulful whimsy and wry humor. Michele wrote songs and sang lead for several local bands before entering the local blues scene and honing her craft at blues jams.
Patrick McDanel plays bass and sings backing vocals. Patrick is a veteran of the national music scene, having played with notable bands and acts as either a regular player or fill-in. One of his favorite moments was playing at the Apollo Theater in the 1990s.
Ronnie Bishop (Michael Powers) is a highly sought-after drummer who began learning his craft at the age of 10. Ronnie's collaboration with Patrick provides the groove-driven sound that distinguishes the band.
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