Love giving of my time to my community
Oakshire Beer Hall 5013 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97218
Based on a true story.
Love performing for seniors who have been isolated due to Covid restrictions. Sometimes you have to be creative in the way you deliver the music. Thankfully, one particular nursing home has found such a way.
Note: Works best during good weather.
I was fortunate to have parents who made the ordinary, extraordinary. This song is a composite of what took place many mornings in my childhood. Hope you enjoy it.
My first paying gig in 7 months had me performing for residence at a nursing home in Beaverton, Oregon on Tuesday, September 22. I was hooked up via a bluetooth headset/mic that was connected to a small bluetooth speaker that a nurse would take from room to room so the residents could hear me.
Some of the sweetest smiles and reactions I’ve ever received took place. Residence would sing along in their chairs or beds, some of them grooving as best they could. Some of the best 90 minutes I’ve had during these Covid days.
Been wanting to celebrate my friendship with my longest friend from first grade.
The band I’m in, HomeBrew, recorded an original song of mine back in Nov of 2018. We released it on Christmas Day. You can go to my Bandcamp page, and listen to the song. If you like it, you can download it as well. Thanks for you continuing support.
This is a dream.
I’ve been playing in a band called HomeBrew for 4 years. Technically, we’re a hobby band made up of medical personnel. A few doctors and medical assistants. I am not a medical person. We play vintage R&B, Swing and Rock. We are a 10 piece band with horns.
October of 2017, our band played for a medical fundraiser that was called, “Battle of the Doctor Bands.” Each band must have at least one doctor in it. There were three bands and 3 judges. The judges were radio personality, Dave Scott, pianist, Michael Allen Harrison, and the drummer for Steppenwolf, Ron Hurst
All the judges were very supportive of our band. Michael Allen Harrison, though, made special reference to my original in our 4 song set, even quoting some of the lyrics in his feedback.
After the event, I went to thank the judges for coming and being supportive of local music. Michael made it a point to tell me that my song needed to be recorded and sent to all kinds of music publishing and record companies because as he stated to me, “It needs to be in a movie….even if you’re not performing it, it needs to be recorded.”
Since then I have contacted a long-time friend who has worked with top musicians from Everclear to Sheryl Crow, to be our sound engineer and producer. He has agreed to help produce, “You’re So Much Fun,” which is an R&B/Pop, feel good love song.
If you wish to donate, here’s the GoFundMe link.
Thanks for your continued support.
Chris Taylor Frimoth