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Soul Vaccination

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The hottest Soul and Funk band in the Northwest. Soulfully presenting the music of Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Kahn, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more of the greatest Soul and Funk artists! Festivals, corporate events, concerts, weddings, clubs and nearly any event where uncompromisingly great music is of importance. This is the Real Deal!


About Soul vaccination:

Soul Vaccination is the hottest Funk band in the Northwest! Get ready - on any night, the 11-piece Portland Band, Soul Vaccination infuses the Stage with a generous serving of gourmet ear candy. This stuff is not just soul - it's soul with urban sophistication and power of a group of players with a wide range of professional credits in jazz, film, USO tours, television, theater, classical music and gospel. The line up includes members who've played with such luminaries as Body and Soul, Curtis Salgado, Linda Hornbuckle Band, Duffy Bishop and Nu Shooz among many others. For the past 10 years Soul Vaccination has appeared as a main stage act throughout the northwest. Recent appearances include: The Washington Park Summer Festival, Smokin' at the Ocean at Chinook Winds Casino, Special Olympics Oregon Summer Games Closing Ceremonies, Good In The Hood, Jimmy Mak's. Soul Vaccination has sold out New Years Eve at Chinook Winds Casino, played the Museum After Hours Concert Series, the Portland Bite Festival, and has graced the stages of many other regional venues. But, for fun and profit the band continues to also play regular weekly shows at the hottest nightclubs in the Portland metro area. Expect the best soul/funk/jazz/R&B from this group. The repertoire includes hits from the likes of Earth Wind & Fire, Rufus, Chaka Kahn, Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Aretha and more. And expect a party - that's what you'll get with sizzling Soul Vaccination's sparkling vocals, airtight rhythm section and powerful horn driven delivery. It will Shake you!

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Soul Vaccination Bio:

Regina K -Lead Vocals: 
Regina grew up in a musical family, joined a full time band at 16 and been gig'n ever since with some of the best in the NW music scene. I've covered most genres but my passion is R&B FUNK (Love's me some Chaka, Stevie and Aretha) even though I can definitely rock with the best of'em. Coolest things I've done are, while in The Sandin Wilson Group, opened for Tower of Power AND was the only female finalist on Portland's own"Gimmie the Mic".

Paul Creighton- Lead Vocals: 
Paul Creighton is a Portland based vocalist/songwriter who has been performing professionally for the past 10 years. Unsigned Magazine calls Creighton “an artist whose tenor has shades of Marvin and Stevie” while the Willamette Week more aptly states “G-dd-mn, can Paul Creighton sing.” He currently tours with The Motet, Joey Porter’s Funk Tributes (Juno What!?) and fronts Portland’s soul-pop mainstay, Intervision, and has opened for multiplatinum artists Lifehouse, as well as the Neville Brothers, Little Richard, McKinley, Garage Majahal, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ghostland Observatory, among other nationally touring acts. Paul received his Master’s of Education from the University of Oregon, studied vocal performance as a Laurel Scholar at Portland State University, and he is a student of Tom Blaylock’s NW Institute of Voice. He has received multiple songwriting awards with the Intervision project, including an Independent Music Award for Best R&B and was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition. He currently resides in SE Portland with his wife and is completing his nursing degree at the University of Portland.

Mark Wyatt - Lead Vocals: 
Mark Wyatt is a wonderful vocalist and entertainer. Mark Wyatt has worked as a vocalist and guitarist in the Los Angeles, Bay Area, and Portland regions since the early-1980s. In L.A. and San Jose, Mark played guitar for the U.S. Air Force Band and a number R & B and Top 40 cover bands. As a vocalist, he has worked with his first cousin, Grammy-award winning bluesman, Keb Mo, Wanda Hutchinson (of the Emotions), keyboardists Al Daniels and Wayne Vaughn (co-writer/producer for Earth Wind and Fire), and saxophonist Steve Tavaglione (from the George Benson band). Locally, Mark has played and sung with several gospel, R & B, and fusion artists, including Ron Steen, Gino Michaels, The SouthLake Band (Renato Caranto, Tim Ellis, Jean-Pierre Garau, Steve Cannon, Paul Mazzio), 5 Guys Named Moe, The Power of 10, Paul Greenidge (keyboardist with James Ingram), Gary Hemmingway, Craig Jones, Craig Bidondo, and others. Mark has also directed college vocal ensembles and contributed vocally and instrumentally on numerous studio projects. “Music by far is the vessel onboard which I best negotiate, interpret, experience, and navigate the currents in my life, and it is a blessing to put my musical sail to the wind.”

John Linn-Bass:
Grammy nominated producer & Bassist, John Linn, comes from a large family of musicians, and has performed and recorded music professionally for over 30 years. John has also played and recorded with a variety of local and national artist including: Nu Shooz, Gino Vannelli, Robert Palmer, David Pack (of Ambrosia), Tom Grant, Body and Soul, Nathaniel Phillips, Bruce Carter, and Gary Ogen among others.
Edwin Coleman III - Drums and Vocals:
Edwin comes from a musical family. His mother is a vocalist who has sung professionally for many years. His father is a bassist who has performed with Vince Guaraldi, Pete Escovedo, and Cal Tjader. He studied piano for five years and then studied cello for twelve years. He performed in the University of Oregon Symphony for a year as well. He always wanted to play drums from an early age. His father bought him a little drumset at age 6 and he dabbled with the instrument for years while studying the other instruments. At age 19, he was hired by his father to perform with his trio. He has not looked back since. Since then he has performed in many different bands varying in styles from reggae, blues, jazz, gospel, and rock. His drumming influences are Stewart Copeland, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, Billy Cobham, and Art Blakey.

Max Reese-Guitar: 
Max Rees has played Guitar in the Portland, Vancouver area since 1975. After student teaching in Vancouver in 1975, he decided to make this region his home for teaching and gigging. 
Max has taught Band in the Evergreen School District for 30 years at many of the District's Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
Max has performed as a guitarist with doubles in the Pit Orchestras at the Keller Auditorium since the 80's. Show credits include Hello Dolly, Hairspray, Grease, Chorus Line, Fosse', Chicago, Spamalot, Lion King, and most recently Legally Blonde.
He has also performed with various Funk and Rock Bands through the years. He was the original Guitarist with Salmon Dave, which became Body and Soul from 1986 to 1991. The Band had national T.V. appearances on The Today Show and the Pat Sajak Show. 
In Max's own word's : It is great to be back with Soul Vax, after playing with the Band on and off since 1999. This is an opportunity to re-create some of the great Jazz, Rock and Funk tunes from the 70's to present. There is also some great space in this Band to play screaming solos. Never a dull moment!

Dave Aston-Hammond B-3 / KBDS: 
Dave grew up on the East Coast began playing the accordion at age 11. A few years later, branched off into organ, piano, and various synthesizers. Played many night clubs and concerts all over the New England area during early 70’s. Moved to Los Angeles Ca. in 1974, hired to play the summer at Disneyland with Phil Volk (FANG) Bassist from Paul Revere and The Raiders. Moving on, toured for 2 years with “The Hues Corporation” hit record (Rock The Boat) all over the U.S. South America, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Opened Show at Circle Star Theater San Carlos Ca. for Gladys Night and The Pips. After that, went on to tour with Donna Summer and Brooklyn Dreams U.S and Japan. During that time hosted the tv show “Midnight “ Special” with Donna Summer and Wolfman Jack and played on “Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert” with Brooklyn Dreams. Following this, Played on the soundtrack and in the movie “Hollywood Knights” With Brooklyn Dreams, Tony Danza, and Michelle Pfeiffer 1980. Then continued playing and singing live gigs, recording sessions, Including Brooklyn Dreams (Casablanca Records) Album Moved to Portland in 1996, playing with various great musicians and bands as well as many solo piano engagements.

Lewis Livermore - Lead Trumpet and Flugelhorn: 
Lewis has been playing professionally in the Portland area since the 1970’s. From funk to salsa to swing and show bands he has performed and recorded with some of Portland’s premier groups. While with Grammy nominated Nu Shooz, he made appearances on American Bandstand and Solid Gold, receiving a gold album for recording on “Poolside”. He also performed with Salmon Dave/Body and Soul on The Today Show and the Pat Sajak Show. Pepe and the Bottle Blondes, Linda Hornbuckle, The Crazy Eights and Quarterflash are just a few more great bands he has played with.Suzanne Sommers, Mary Wilson, Frankie Valli and the Four Tops are among the artists he has performed with. From theater pit orchestra to trumpet caller at the Multnomah Kennel Club – time outs with the Portland Trailblazers (one of the Blazer Brothers!) to the Montreal Jazz Festival with Pepe, Lewis always brings a highly spirited performance.

Dave Mills - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, arranger and leader
Performed with: 
Curtis Salgado Band - Concert for Curtis I & II
featuring Steve Miller, Robert Cray, and Taj Mahal with the Phantom Blues Band.
The Ray Charles Tribute
Partick Lamb
The Kicks Band 
Terry Robb Orchestra 
Gordon Lee's Gleeful Big Band
The Carlton Jackson/Dave Mills Big Band

Recorded with and/or arranged for:
The Esquires
Tom McFarland "Just Got In From Portland" Three stars, Downbeat Magazine
Paragon Cable
Firstcom / Deep Sea Music - Cues for Sports broadcasts - Golf Channel-NFL Films ESPN 
Terry Robb Orchestra
Stephanie Schniderman Band
Robert O'Hearn
Timothy Foote
Curtis Salgado
Patrick Lamb

Gary Harris - Alto and Tenor Sax:
Has been performing since 1970 and have appeared in most major cities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as cities in Japan and Mexico. 
Performed at the Panafest festival in Ghana, West Africa in 1994 with Obo Addy. Also appeared with: The Leroy Vinnegar Quartet(1995-99), The Temptations,The Four Tops,Lou Rawls,
Little Milton, ZZ Hill, Ernie Watts,Harry Blackstone,Mel Brown,George Benson,Max Roach,Lew Tabackin,Toshiko Akiyoshi,Curtis Salgado,Bobby Vinton,
The Oregon Symphony Orchestra

Soundtracks: The California Raisins(Atlantic),The Little Prince(Will Vinton), Advertising: Meier and Frank, Fred Meyer, George Moreland 
CDs/Albums: Leroy Vinnegar,Obo Addy,Terry Robb,Ralph Archenhold,Calvin Walker, the Kicks Band,Ronnie Robins and BosSamba
the Portland Saxophone Quartet,Dale Van Wormer,Gordon Lee.

Film and video scoring:
Corporate/Industrial: Tenneco Corp. (Fruit Master)/Rod Mick Films, Intel Corp(9600EX Modem, Audio Telephony Board)/Patrick Makins Productions
Mt. Hood Meadows/Tyee Productions,Feature Films: Bad Trip/Motion Pictures Internationial,Fatal Revenge/ROK Pictures

I teach privately at my studio, Uptown Music, where I have been since 1984. I am now performing with Soul Vaccination, Obo Addy and Kukrudu, the Portland Saxophone Quartet, the Carlton Jackson/Dave Mills Big Band, and various groups of my own. Current recordings include "Heart Made of Steel"(Terry RobbBurnside Records), "Integrity" (Leroy Vinnegar-Jazz Focus),"Alive and Kickin"(Kicks Band-Seabreeze Jazz), "Flying Dream"(Gordon Lee Big Band),and "Wonche Bi" (Obo Addy).

Ron Regan - Tenor Sax & Flute: 
1980s - Studied music at Mt. Hood Community College on a scholarship. Member of Atlantic Recording Artists and grammy nominated band Nu Shooz. Appeared on Solid Gold and American Bandstand. 1990s - Played Saxophone and Keyboards with popular college band Crazy 8's. Saxophonist for the Portland Motown band, Body and Soul. Performed with the Mills Brothers, Frankie Valley and Mary Wilson. 2000s - Member of the Portland band Soul Vaccination. Performed on the American Queen river boat based out of New Orleans. Band leader on the columbia queen and Empress of the north and Queen Of the west river boats.

Timothy Bryson Bari/Alto Saxophones: 
Timothy Bryson- Baritone/Alto Saxophones Timothy has been playing professionally for 28 years and has performed with and/or recorded for many local and national bands, and artists.National acts Timothy has performed with: The Four Tops, The Spinners, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Frankie Valli, The Temptations, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Rydell... Regionally, Timothy has performed with and or recorded for: The Portland Jazz Orchestra, The N.W. Tribute to Ray Charles, Patrick Lamb, Linda Hornbuckle, Curtis Salgado, Rubberneck, Terry Robb, The Sandin Wilson Group, The Swingline Cubs, Salmon Dave, Body and Soul, The Linn Sisters, Steve Cannon and the Blowhard Big Band, The Dave Mills/Carlton Jackson Big Band, Calvin Walker, Lily Wilde Orchestra, The Disciples in Song, Versus, etc.Recorded commercials for: Nike, Portland Trail Blazers, Fred Meyer, LaRog’s Jewelers, Amtrak, KGW Television, and ESPN National Television appearances: The Today Show, The Pat Sajak Show, and ESPN. His solo album “Playground” - a mix of jazz and soul - with a little latin and rock thrown in, was released in 2003 and can be found at CD Baby, iTunes, Napster etc.Timothy is also the Jazz Program Director for the award winning Riverdale High School Jazz Band, as well as the Middle School Jazz Band. He also carries a full schedule of teaching woodwinds privately.Timothy Resides with his wife Lynn in Portland, Oregon.

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download A Real Mother For Ya
Soul Vaccination

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download Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)
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download Funkin' For Jamaica (NY)
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download I Wish
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download Once You Get Started
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6.8 MB 4:58 min
download Only So Much Oil In The Ground
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download So Very Hard To Go
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download Soul Vaccination
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download Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)
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download What Is Hip?
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download You Got To Funkifize
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For some, dancing is a big part of the wedding reception. However, most people are not blessed with innate dancing skills and therefore could benefit from professional dance instruction. Whether the goal is simply to feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor or to create a one-of-a-kind first dance to impress, we can help. Dance That has on staff, professional dance instructors skilled in Latin, Swing, Ballroom, and various other popular styles. The lessons are affordable and the instructors are patient and very people oriented.

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