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Ventilators blues band!

Good reviews on The Ventilators our last turn out.  Portland-based, seven-piece band: Tom Bader – vocals, harmonica; Rod Coleman – drums; Bruce Gilbert – harmonica; Alan Hoover – guitar; Tracy J – bass; Bill Mitchell – keys, vocals; and Randy Walters – guitar, vocals. Play original blues and covers of blues classics. 

Velo Cult is equal parts bicycle shop, music venue, and bar, serving beer and wine -- with lots of room to dance (and no cover charge). 

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  • Wendy Wild W.

    Anyone interested in going to Blue Diamond Jan.17th at 9pm to see blues Melanie Roy Band?

    January 14, 2014

    • Randy P

      Yes, I saw that posted.

      January 15, 2014

  • Teresa N.

    Just a thought...at other group meet ups I've been to, the host brought a mylar helium balloon ( $1.00 at the dollar store ) so that newbies would have a grounding spot....:)

    2 · January 13, 2014

    • Randy P

      Yes I have seen that too and thought of doing that next time with a meetup sign on top. :)

      2 · January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't beat great people, music and all for free! I love that everyone wanted to dance!

    3 · January 11, 2014

    • Randy P

      Thanks for the dances

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • Andy

    Thanks Randy! Good night, fun! This is best evidenced by almost all giving positive feedback. Quess we will just have to get there earier to save spaces on the tables. Suspect it filled way before 7. Again thanks and keep up the good work.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Linda C.

    Do you guys have specific tables? Or meet somewhere first? Sorry my first event with this group.

    January 10, 2014

    • Randy P

      I will have signs on tables.

      January 10, 2014

    • Anne

      Didn't see signs…..

      January 12, 2014

  • Dave W.

    Got there late. Placed was packed. Didn't see any Meetup signs. Band was not good. Left after 3 songs and went to see Kevin Selfe and the Tornados. Made the right choice!

    1 · January 11, 2014

    • joe w.

      I thought the band was fine, one of the few in Portland that I've heard play the blues and not modified rock and roll. Great dance music. Randy did a great job arranging the meet up and getting people together in a difficult venue

      2 · January 12, 2014

    • joe w.

      As adults we have to expect to solve our own problems not expect others to take care of us. You came late of course the place was packed!

      2 · January 12, 2014

  • Anne

    Good band. They all were enjoying themselves, especially the bass player. Would've been nice to have a MeetUp sign-in or something. Met a couple of people, but a bit awkward to ask stranger if they were with meet-up!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Wendy Wild W.

    It was fantastic fine fun dancing terrific music I'm just sorry I had to leave early with my ride. Thanks Randy for organizing this I really want to see this band again.

    3 · January 12, 2014

    • Randy P

      Thanks for the dancing

      January 12, 2014

  • Dorthea

    Thank you Randy, for finding this event. I really liked the concept of roomy bike shop, great bar; spacious dance floor. They created a great casual atmosphere. Most of all--the band was terrific!!! Where have they been hiding? I hope to see them there again. To the band: thank you, thank you, for making such great music.

    4 · January 12, 2014

  • Teresa N.

    My husband and I got there late. Think I recognized your face Randy, but too busy with the music and all for intros. What a terrific venue. Great accoustics. Warm crowd. Fine band who didn't walk on each other ! Great time!!!

    4 · January 12, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Thanks to Randy and all the great dancers who showed up last night! It's so great to play for a full house of enthusiastic blues lovers.

    2 · January 12, 2014

  • Donna

    Sorry I ended up not making it...hope you all had a great time!

    January 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The band and the people were great! Everyone danced! Yay! See you next time.

      3 · January 11, 2014

  • Louis

    F'ing cold is back...grrrr. May show up late and hide in the back.

    January 11, 2014

  • Meg

    I'm sorry I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. I hope to meet you all at a future event. Have a blast!

    January 11, 2014

  • Kim D

    I'll be there a little late (8ish?), but I'll be there!

    January 11, 2014

    • Dave W.

      Same with me ..

      January 11, 2014

  • Greg

    There will definitely be people dancing

    January 10, 2014

  • Greg

    My plans changed and I cant go now but I went last month and it was an awesome show and plenty of good blues dance tunes.

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking forward to it. Hope there are people dancing!

    1 · January 6, 2014

    • Randy P

      Somebody stop me!

      January 6, 2014

    • Frank

      "Hope there are people dancing"... That's a joke, right?

      January 6, 2014

  • Barbara B.

    Sorry, I am out of town but would love to join in next time:)

    January 4, 2014

    • Randy P

      See you next time Barb

      January 4, 2014

  • Ginger

    Randy, thanks for mentioning this. I'm looking forward to it.

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Randy P

    OK Frank, I know your out there.

    1 · December 30, 2013

  • Randy P

    By request, and I will make this one.

    December 22, 2013

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