Soul Vaccination with special guests Andy Stokes, Soul Masters of Funk
Friday, September 29, 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Community Organizers: Elevate Unity
Legendary 12-piece PDX funk band Soul Vaccination returns to the Abbey stage for another high-energy performance featuring Brian Harris on keys and Gary Harris on sax with all the usual talented suspects!
Enjoy classic R&B tracks as this band pays tribute to the best of Soul music from the 80s and 90s like Tower of Power and more!
Joining them for this special, one-off concert is Portland's own soul crooner extraordinaire Andy Stokes.
After signing the national deal, releasing a hit single written by iconic vocalist Charlie Wilson of the Gap Band, and touring regionally, Andy returns to his PDX roots where it all started!
This will definitely be an inspiring soulful music explosion you don't wanna miss.
$20 - General Admission
$30 - VIP Reserved Seating
$45 - VIP Reserved Seating / Dinner
This high energy 12 piece band features Brian Harris on Hammond B-3 and keyboards, along with the precision guitar playing of Mike Doolin and Glen Hoover. On bass is Grammy nominated producer John Linn, and on drums is Ron Tuttle, always bringin' the funk and groovin' hard. Portland's own Regina K, and Mark Wyatt share their soulful vocal styles. Lewis Livermore and Dave Mills carry the backbone sound of the Soul Vax horns on trumpets, with Ron Regan, Gary Harris, & Timothy Bryson on saxophones.
Check out the band's new singles, "Funk P-Town", "Got More Life", and "Little Diva", on YouTube, Spotify, and all other platforms.
The legendary Andy Stokes has been sharing his soulful voice and undeniable musical mastery with the world for more than 3 decades. The singer-songwriter, a two-time inductee to Oregon’s Music Hall of Fame and multiple award winner, is known for his powerful vocals, his multiple Billboard Hits, and his unforgettable live performances.
Andy’s silky smooth R&B style and the gritty emotion that is unique to this legendary singer, provides an eclectic, powerful, nonstop musical experience that thrills audiences throughout the United States and across the Globe. Powerful ballads and funky heart-pumping grooves, together with pure classic vocals—Andy Stokes has earned the moniker ‘The Northwest King of Soul Music’.
Andy’s ground-breaking hit single ‘Best Day Ever’ blazed up the 2018 music charts and was named one of the year’s top songs by both Billboard and the Independent Soul Charts. Quickly on it’s way to becoming a classic, ‘Best Day Ever’ consistently claims a spot in the top 10 wedding songs on streaming services, and is still in heavy rotation on radio across the world. Following the success of his first national release, Andy again brought his feel-good, up-beat, Northwest R&B sound into 2019 in a monumental way—this time teaming up Snoop Dogg and super-producer DJ Battlecat, ‘We On Da Flo’ is an impressive R&B track that hit the top 30 for five weeks and crossed genres onto the Hip Hop charts.
With millions of streams and views of prior releases, Andy’s 2022 release ‘I Don’t Give A Damn’ once again put Andy Stokes at the top of the charts. The deeply emotional ballad highlights those legendary powerful vocals with a grown-up sexy feel. IDGAD is now the 3rd top 20 song in 4 years from Andy—an extraordinary feat for an Independent Artist, made even more remarkable when considering Andy’s journey to get to this point. Once homeless, now riding high on a catalog of honest, feel-good R&B music, Andy Stokes is showing the world what the Northwest has always known—Andy Stokes is the real deal.
Andy got his start in Portland Oregon in the 80’s as lead vocals with the funk band Cool’r, signed with A&M, toured worldwide, and has performed with the likes of Peabo Bryson, Ro James, SOS Band, George Clinton and many others.
SOUL MASTERS OF FUNK / PLEASURE TRIBUTE