PLAN B BAND

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Why Plan B? Why Not?

PLAN B is more than a band. It's a group of friends who happen to be highly skilled musicans, have years of experiece playing in every situation possible and perform an infecious eclectic music that is great for dancing and a joy to listen to. Their style might be called Americana. What's that? If you were to throw all American music stylings in a hat and mix them up you would most likely have made Americana. Your hat would be filled with a great mix of rock, blues, R&B, country, cajun and soul. Something for everyone.

Read a little about the members of PLAN B and I'm sure you will agree that Plan B can provide you with everything you need to make your event a success. Click on the Yep Here's Der Muzik banner to listen to some tunes.

Here is a partial list of venues and events our musicians have performed:

Waterfront Blues Festival, Rose Festival, Art in the Pearl, Jamison Foundation Fundraiser, Seattle's Bumershoot, Ilwaco Blues Festival, The Country Fair, Sandy Mountain Festival, Hood River Blossom Festival, Inner City Blus Festival, Portland Parks and Recreation.

Private parties and events at:

Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Waverley Country Club, Royal Oaks Country Club, Timberline Lodge, Mt Hood Meadows, PNW Art Institute, Tualatin Country Club, Elks Clubs, Eagles, Lions Clubs as well as homes, backyards and pool parties.

Acts our musicians have shared the stage with or opened for:

The Byrds, Marvin Gaye, John Lee Hooker, Elvin Bishop, Glen Campbell, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Paul Delay, Delbert McClinton, Charlie Musselwhite, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Dobie Gray, Quicksilver, Love, The Turtles, The Lovin Spoonful, Paul Butterfield.

Here's the BIOS

David Stensen (Gunga Dave) Bass & Vocals

David is the original Bassist for the pop group The Grass Roots. He performed regularly in Los Angles on the Sunset Strip in clubs sharing the bill with The Lovin Spoonful, The Byrds and Marvin Gaye. While in LA he also worked in the backup band for the Mama's and Papa's, Barry McGuire and Dobbie Gray and appeared on the TV shows Shindig, Dick Clark's Where The Action Is and The Ed Sullivan Show. After moving back home to San Francisco David appeared at the Fillmore Auditorium with the Grateful Dead, Janice Joplin and Big Brother, Quicksilver and The Association. While in SF David recorded with the Serpent Power. That recording was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the top recordings of 1967. After moving to Portland, David has kept busy with his recording studio as well as playing bass for local artists Ural Thomas, Jesse Samsel and with Quarterflash guitarist Doug Fraser.

Bonnie Lee Bluestone Piano Accordian & Vocals

The Spark plug of any band, Bonnie Lee Is a widley experienced keyboard wizard. Not much this lady hasn't done. Bonnie Less's toured the pacific for the USO providing entertainment to service men and women, Played the clubs of Miami and taught hundreds of children to play music as a highly recognized music teacher. Along that long musical road she has teamed up with Myrtle Brown, Women In Blues, Ural Thomas and Big Al Carter. She's shared the stage with Paul Delay, Delbert McClinton and Linda Hornbuckle at venues like he Waterfront Blues Festival, The Ilwaco Blues fest and The Inner City Blues Fest. Bonnie Lee is a sought after studio musician and her song Hairline Fracture was featured by KGON on a collection of Portland artists.

Ray Davis Guitar & Vocals

Ray has added his guitar playing, vocals and writing talents to bands around the world. That's right from Germany to Japan and many places in between Ray has been seen with the combos: Liquid Blues, Fast Forward, The Lucky Dogs and The Kid Lopez Band. He's shared the stage with headliners such as John Lee Hooker, Charlie Musscelwhite and George Thorogood. Along the way he's played at the Bumpershoot mucic fest in Seattle, the Rose Festival and Waterfront Blues Festival here in Portland and the Country Fair in Eugene. Ray has worked as a session musician in Portland recording studioes, worked in the Mt Hood Jazz Band and studied at the Guitar Institute in Hollywood California.

Jamie Eoff Drums & Percussion

Jamie has, as they say, "has played it all." Jamie was a percussionist for the Portland Junior Symphony before he caught the Ringo bug and began playing in the rock bands. Jamie smacked the kit with The Street Corner Band, the Swingline Cubs, Gary Ogan and Tenley Holway. Jamie then spent several years with Storefront Actors Theater in the productions of Angry Housewives and the Rocky Horror (picture) Show. Jamie also worked for the musical comedy review Summer Angles (Some Are Not) Jamie's performed at ski resorts, rodeos, country clubs and opened shows for Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield. Like they say, "he's played it all."

Contact us @ gunga001@hotmail.com blblue1@comcast.net

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