Aurora Borealis – Seattle, WA
Nite Wave (80s New Wave) (NiteWaveParty.com)
7 pm doors
Rock Steady is a group of elite musicians who have been rocking the Seattle area for years, and have played a variety of venues and events all around the PNW. They pride themselves on quality musicianship and a setlist that keeps people rocking the dance floor. From Guns ‘n’ Roses to Led Zeppelin, Paula Abdul to Elle King and everything in between, get ready for a party you won’t soon forget!
They’re coming to Shoreline to bring back all of the best 80’s hits. Join us Friday March 6th for the hottest 80’s cover band in Seattle!
Cover: $10 advance/$15 day of show
A Flock of Seagulls, ABC, Adam Ant, A-ha, Animotion, Bananarama, The Bangles, Billy Idol, Blondie, The Cars, The Clash, The Cult, The Cure, Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Dead Or Alive, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, DEVO, Echo & The Bunnymen, Eurythmics, Fine Young Cannibals, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Fixx, Gary Numan, General Public, Hall & Oates, Heaven 17, Howard Jones, The Human League, INXS, Kajagoogoo, Kim Wylde, Madonna, Ministry, Missing Persons, Modern English, Naked Eyes, New Order, Oingo Boingo, Pat Benatar, Psychedelic Furs, Real Life, Simple Minds, The Smiths, Soft Cell, Spandau Ballet, Talk Talk, Talking Heads, Tears For Fears, Thompson Twins, U2, Wang Chung, Yaz
Patrick Napper has been singing and performing in bands since high school and as a multi-instrumentalist and composer his work has been heard by millions all across the globe. His formative years were shaped by the sounds of jazz and early British Invasion bands. 80’s Hits and early 90’s Pop and Alternative Music influenced his teens and twenties. As a trumpet player Patrick has traveled all across Europe performing. As a singer/song-writer and guitarist for various bands he has performed across the country from New York to Los Angeles. Bonded by their mutual love for 80’s New Wave, Punk and Synth-Pop music, Patrick was inspired to form an 80’s tribute band with long-time friend and bandmate Daniel Harper, to celebrate the music they love. Patrick’s ability to emulate the voices of many different vocalists has been key to the band’s success and has garnered him the attention and devotion of many fans. His passion and conviction shine through in everything he does.
Daniel Scott Harper grew up in the fertile musical landscape of Eastern Washington State during the 1970s and ’80s. He began playing bass guitar in High School Jazz Band and in original bands that covered the current New Wave hits of the time. Heavy exploration of ’60s Psychedelia, Garage, ’70s Classic Rock, Punk, Post-punk and New Wave commenced. Upon moving to Seattle in the late ’80s, more study in Jazz and audio engineering continued in college. Daniel went on to perform and record in many original bands as a bassist and/or guitarist throughout the Pacific NW and Canada. For the last 11 years, he has been a lead guitarist in prominent 80s tribute bands in Seattle and is admired for his ability to emulate a wide range of styles that are crucial to the sound of the genre. Daniel’s honesty, love and excitement for the music he grew up with, fuels each performance and is shared openly with every single fan.
The Portage Bay Big Band is an authentic musical tribute to the legends of the Swing Era, as well as a Rocking Brian Setzer tribute band featuring guitar and vocal great, Lyle Ronglien.
“Playin’ the hits of the 30’s and 40’s”: The Portage Bay Big Band, led by Todd Nordling, is an 18-piece big band playing hits from Popular Big Band, Swing, and Jazz Musicians like Glen Miller, Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Jordan, Benny Goodman,
Les Brown, Harry James and Franks Sinatra.
Hannah Scott, PBBB’s featured singer, performs songs from the swing era by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy, Helen Forrest, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole and Diane Schuur.
PBBB masters the intricate details of some of the most famous hits of yesteryear and keeps crowds of dancers and spectators entertained with rich vocals, musicianship and performance.
With the addition of Lyle Ronglien, “Lyle Seltzer”, the band transforms into a BRIAN SETZER tribute band with the vocal and virtuoso guitar work of Lyle. Lyle’s guitar work and vocal duets with Hannah provide spectators and dancers an engaging and lively experience.
Lyle Seltzer and the PBBB:
Jump Jive and Wail, Rock this Town, Dirty Boogie, Sway, Stray Cat Strut, Caravan and Sleepwalk.
Saturday February 22nd 2020 at Aurora Borealis:
Join us for a night of some of the best ROCK Seattle has to offer!
8:30pm – The Requisite
9:20pm – WOODSHED
10:15pm – Wyatt Olney and the Wreckage
11:20pm – End of May
Check out WOATW’s new single SILVER BULLET!
Aurora Borealis Presents:
PROBLEM CHILD: Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball! The Biggest Ball of them All!
Bring your beads and fancy masks and show us your naughty bits! This one ones gonna be one of the biggest balls of the year so dont miss it!
DATE: Friday February 21st
Cover: $15 Advance/$20 Day of Show
Spencer Knight – Bon Scott
Don Shoener – Brian Johnson
Ryan Craig – Angus Young
Dan Kehoe – Malcolm Young
Chris Ewers – Cliff Williams
Tod Hobart – Phil Rudd
Problem Child originated in Bellingham, WA in 2001. They set out to be authentic and stay true to the look and sound of AC/DC. Over the years they’ve made many true and loyal fans and continue to raise the bar.
Problem Child has toured most of the Western United States including WA, OR, ID, MT, NV and ND and have established a name for themselves. Problem Child has opened for national acts that include Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, and Quiet Riot.
They have played all types of venues…from clubs and casinos to theaters. Outdoor festivals include The Bite of Seattle, Taste of Edmonds, Taste of Tacoma, the Darrington Classic Rock Festival and Strutzfest. In January 2012, Problem Child played at the KISW Holiday Hangover Ball with Puddle of Mud.
The new & improved Problem Child line up and show is poised to electrify the die-hard AC/DC fans and is a reminder of the enormous wealth of truly legendary material that AC/DC has written and performed since 1973.
The Critical Mass Big Band began as an offshoot of the Woodinville Community Band in the summer of 2001. The Woodinville band had a number of big band charts and had attempted to start a big band earlier, but that endeavor did not last long. Some musicians from the Woodinville band decided to get together before the regular band rehearsal to play this music. These founders include Greg Klein, Jim Waters, Victor Ross, and me.
Since no one else wanted to, I became the first music director of this as yet unnamed big band. Initially, we rehearsed simply for the enjoyment of playing the music, which was primarily swing and dance music. Once we decided to try to secure gigs, we voted on a name The Tsunami Big Band won. When the devastating tsunami hit in 2005, this name was soon changed to Critical Mass Big Band. Perhaps it is the band’s karma, but after this new name was adopted, the Japanese power plant nuclear meltdown brought the term “critical mass” into common usage for a while. Thus, I strongly advise the band to not rename itself the Asteroid Impact Big Band or Magnitude 8.3 Big Band!
I was the band’s music director for its first two years and led the band through its early gigs, including its very first gig at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church. Our second gig was at the Renton Farmer’s Market. After a while, we realized we needed a director with more formal musical training so our bass player, Paul Nelson, stepped into the role. When he left the band, he was replaced on bass by Al Shabino. Les Norton and Barry Smith have also directed the band. Les recalls his time with the band as follows:
I was asked to sit in with the band by a trumpet player. The band also needed a new first tenor and, even though I hadn’t played in a while, I thought I would give it a try. They liked me enough to ask me back.
Paul Nelson was the musical director at the time but had lots of work conflicts and missed many rehearsals. There were also problems with finding subs each week to fill in when others couldn’t make it. With my past experience with big bands I had a rather large list of players I could tap and a fairly good collection of charts. I stepped up to the plate, finding the needed subs, and asked my friend Keith McClelland, a very experienced arranger, director and musician, if he would substitute as the director when Paul couldn’t make it. Keith was very busy with other projects and had a limited amount of time, but was willing to rehearse the band each week if I handled the details of the band members and musical charts.
At this point the band began to make a musical change from community swing band to a jazz band, with the level of musicianship rising considerably. I was able to bring in more challenging charts and Keith’s knowledge and experience raised the band to new heights. In effect, I evolved the band to beyond my own ability and had to move on, leaving the band in Keith’s very capable hands.
Keith initially planned to lead the band as a short time gig, but stayed around for years. The band was also organized into a non-profit organization at about that time as well, with Barry Smith as President and Victor Ross as Treasurer.
The band originally rehearsed at the same place as the Woodinville Community Band, the town’s middle school. We met on Thursday nights, but the band members wanted a different night so we found a new Tuesday night home at the First Lutheran Church in Bothell, in exchange for playing 1-2 gigs per year at the church. The band met there for many years, until the church discontinued the relationship. After a brief stint at First Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, the band moved to Lake Washington High School. Both locations were found by Jim Waters. Currently the band rehearses at Odle Middle School in Bellevue, where the lead trumpet player, Barry Roberts, teaches.
The band’s relatively short history has seen a remarkable evolution from a modest band playing just to entertain ourselves, to a popular talented group of musicians who continuely improve over time. I am admittedly sad to leave this wonderful group, but I know that the band will continue to entertain others and grow as a musical group for years to come.