We are giving away a pair of tickets to Object Heavy + Happy Orchestra @ The Goodfoot on December 3. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, December 1.
From our sponsors:
Object Heavy + Happy Orchestra
December 3, 2016
Doors @ 9pm, Music @ 10 pm | $10 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Object Heavy returns to the goodfoot fresh off their incredible tour backing the legendary Fred Wesley (James Brown Band, Parliament). If you were here for that show, you know these guys lay it down thick. Object Heavy draws from the sound of soul music. Inspired by the parameters of Rock, Funk, Blues, R&B and Hip Hop, the band features Two voices which really capture their versatility with lyrics, reminding us of a world in need, a world to love and a place to be free. Their self-titled 1st album features Bill Summers, percussionist of the acclaimed “HeadHunters”. DJ Logic shows up on two tracks, and you’ll get to hear the Legendary Fred Wesley with his signature trombone. Sleep and Zone(Macklemore) of “The Chicharones” and Raashan Ahmad of the “Crown City Rockers” are featured, showing Object Heavy’s love for Hip Hop. Get Down with Object Heavy.
Happy Orchestra, produced by drummer Tarik Abouzied, is a band that puts smiles on faces and lights fires under feet. Its members are drawn from some of the Northwest’s most highly regarded jazz, funk, and soul bands including McTuff, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Richie Aldente, and more. The band combines instrumental and compositional firepower with a determined effort at crafting an intensely happy musical experience.
Abouzied was awarded 4Culture’s Arts Project Grant in order to develop, record and perform with Happy Orchestra. The band was conceived from his gratitude and experiences as an established musical force in the Northwest: “The level of talent here is astounding, the community that supports this music scene is as strong as I’ve ever seen, and contributing to that has been incredibly life affirming. … I want more, and so Happy Orchestra is born.”
Nationally recognized saxophonist Skerik and Earshot Golden Ear Award collector Thomas Marriott join as the horn section, bringing decades-refined improvisational might and intensity. Richie Aldente front man Tim Kennedy and bassist Ian Sheridan fuse effortlessly with McTuff guitarist Andy Coe and drummer Tarik Abouzied, who both “possess Olympian skills on their instruments…” (The Stranger) to create an unshakeable foundation built from years of camaraderie and virtuosic musicianship. This combination of stellar human beings, instrumental mastery, and a grin-inducing compositional palette is what makes Happy Orchestra an unmissable act!!