FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSS ISLAND BRIDGE CD RELEASE SHOW AND LOCAL SONGWRITER REVUE TO TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 AT BACKSPACE
“Ross Beach is simply, and honestly, weird. I salute him!” – JIM SANTO’S DEMO UNIVERSE
To commemorate the release of the first album under this new moniker, the ROSS ISLAND BRIDGE CD RELEASE SHOW AND LOCAL SONGWRITER REVUE will occur on Wednesday, April 22nd at the friendly and accommodating Portland venue, Backspace. The venue is home to all-ages shows, beer for the over 21 crowd, computers for the gaming crowd, and an enduring enthusiasm for all things creative in Portland.
The new album features lead vocals from eleven of Portland’s up-and-coming musical artists, six of whom will be on hand to perform. In addition to their own compositions, the singers will occasionally be joined onstage by Ross Island Bridge mastermind Ross Beach and his band, Ross and the Hellpets, performing garage-pop renditions of the electro-dance songs on the album. Closing the show will be short sets by Ross and his band.
The performers will include:
Kaitlyn ni Donovan, a solo musician and soundtrack composer and erstwhile High Violet
Levi Ethan Cecil of the bands Brothers Young, Heroes & Villains, and Leviethan.
Jon Ragel of the band Boy Eats Drum Machine
Adrienne Hatkin of Autopilot is for Lovers, Porches, and Wooden Indian Burial Ground.
T.S. Brooks of Minmae.
Ali Ippolito of When The Broken Bow, Heroes & Villains, Mr Frederick, Rainbow & The Kittens, Marmits, & Leviethan.
Patrick Kearns of Blue Skies For Black Hearts, who will be walking a few blocks to play Dante’s on the same night.
The event will be all-ages, with beer available for attendees over the age of 21. Admission will be a $4-$8 sliding scale, with the $8 level including a copy of the disc. The performance begins at 9pm and is expected to last two hours. The venue is non-smoking and handicapped accessible. For updates, check www.rossbeach.com.
The album, ROSS ISLAND BRIDGE – VOLUME 1: THE PROCESS IS NOW THE WORK is available for purchase at CD Baby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/rossislandbridge
ROSS ISLAND BRIDGE CD RELEASE SHOW AND LOCAL SONGWRITER REVUE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 SHOW @ 9 P.M.
115 NW 5TH AVE PORTLAND, OREGON
$4 – $8 SLIDING SCALE ($8 PRICE INCLUDES CD)