SWATKINS AND THE POSITIVE AGENDA / MOOREA MASA AND THE MOOD WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ALLEN STONE – Tickets – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR – August 25th, 2018

SWATKINS AND THE POSITIVE AGENDA / MOOREA MASA AND THE MOOD WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ALLEN STONE

True West Presents

SWATKINS AND THE POSITIVE AGENDA / MOOREA MASA AND THE MOOD WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST ALLEN STONE

Frankie Simone

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Aladdin Theater

Portland, OR

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

SWATKINS AND THE POSITIVE AGENDA
SWATKINS AND THE POSITIVE AGENDA
Swatkins is a joyful prophet of positivity. Together with his band, The Positive Agenda, he plays feel-good funk made by and for real human beings. Steve Swatkins is part of the new generation of performers making raw, fresh soulful music without relying on computers or backing tracks. This multi-instrumentalist is a master of the talkbox, an old-school analog effect using his larynx to shape the sound of his keyboard synthesizer sent through a vinyl tube. Think of the funky robot voice from "California Love" or the hair-raising harmony intro to "24 Karat Magic." Now picture a throwback dance party with a killer live band playing the deepest grooves imaginable, and you've got a taste of what The Positive Agenda is all about.

Swatkins has long been a fixture on the touring scene in his capacity as a sideman and guest artist. As a fulltime member of Excellent Gentlemen and Juno What?! he's spread his irresistible signature style on stages across the US and Canada. Since joining Allen Stone's band in 2013, he's been around the world several times, becoming an indispensable part of the live show and co-writing several of Allen's songs, including the lead single "Upside" from Stone's last album Radius and also the lead single "Brown Eyed Lover" from the yet-unreleased next record. Most recently, he's guest-starred with Brooklyn's Turkuaz at their debut Red Rocks performance, sat in with Vulfpeck at their biggest NYC show to date in Central Park, and has toured subbing on keyboards with modern funk legends Lettuce. Now with Steve's new original project, The Positive Agenda, his dedicated fans can see the Swatkins they know and love in a brand new setting, bringing high-energy performances to dancefloors everywhere.

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In addition, Swatkins has performed or recorded with: The Motet, The Quick & Easy Boys, Liv Warfield (of Prince's New Power Generation), Moorea Masa, Jans Ingber, Jarrod Lawson, Fruition, The Doo Doo Funk Allstars, Farnell Newton, Reva DeVito, Russ Liquid, Bernie Worrell (of P-Funk/Talking Heads), Leo Nocentelli (of The Meters)
...and many more
MOOREA MASA AND THE MOOD