Danny Hay Davis packs Mama Maria's
& Queen of Hearts in popular jams
Diamonds in the rough: Two types of diamonds are discovered on Wednesday evenings in Portland, Ore. The first, Danny Hay Davis and his Rat Pack and the second, pizza. Davis and his Rat Pack perform their brand of rock-n-soul music with family-friendly guest artists at Mama Maria's, 5234 S.E. Powell.
Davis, on guitar and vocals, along with his core group consisting of Gary Fountaine on bass guitar and Ron Hval on drums, invites stage performers of all ages.
The Fenix Project
Acclaimed artist graces stage at area club
Lydia's, located at 18330 N.E. Burnside, is in that gray, fuzzy area in the gateway section between Portland and Gresham. Adjacent to the MAX station, Lydia's also provide ample parking and easy access for drivers.
A long-time fixture in the neighborhood, Lydia's is a nightspot with a mixed-aged clientele, along with a solid group or regulars. As a result, Lydia's creates a family atmosphere where not only regulars but all visitors are welcomed with open arms. Whether dining or for an evening's entertainment, Lydia's offers a solid assortment of bands, billiards and breakfast, lunch and dinner options for all visitors.
Service is highly focused at Lydia's with a prompt and friendly waitstaff always there to see to guests' needs and requests. For dining options, Lydia's offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus including sandwiches, steaks, chicken and burgers, along with a healthful lighter menu for calorie counters. There are salads and homemade soups, along with a late-night menu offering fresh-made cold sandwiches.
The Kingsmen & Dennis Mitchell Band
Veteran bands rock the new Venetian Theatre
Take one $36 song to launch over $30M dollars in sales; add the fact that the one-hit wonder Louie Louie was described as the "party anthem of the universe" and you will understand the legend that is The Kingsmen.
The newly remodeled and gorgeous Venetian Theatre and Bistro, located on Main Street in Hillsboro, Ore., was the perfect setting for this jewel of performances. Brothers Mike Mitchell of the Kingsmen and Dennis Mitchell of The Dennis Mitchell Band, opened the concert, March 28.
With great pride, the Dennis Mitchell Band and The Kingsmen are compilations of each other, as Mike Mitchell, Todd McPherson and Dennis Mitchell perform in each other's bands.
One-man band engages audience @ Holiday Inn
Bret Lucich is a man of many faces; the face worn best, however, is that of a professional entertainer. A few hours spent at one of his many local PDX shows will take you on a guest ride through time and offer a little taste of every one of your favorite bands.
Born in Oregon City, Lucich is a local musician working as a house entertainer for The Salishan Lodge for eight solid years. He has his act down. A starting set opens with Alan Jackson's Its Five O'Clock Somewhere and multiple segues into Willie Nelson then Ray Charles; they are all in the opening number.
Lucich performs his task with an unstoppable force, keeping the audience engaged at all times, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn. Guests are routinely asked to take part in the live music show, performing with one of the many instruments waiting on the stage.