DoveDriver – Tickets – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR – December 13th, 2016

DoveDriver

Local Musicians DoveDriver Presents: A Night of Local Soul and Funk

DoveDriver

Tony Ozier, Redray Frazier

December, 13th, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$8.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

DoveDriver
DoveDriver
DoveDriver is a collaboration between guitarist/producer Teddy Presberg and multi-instrumentalist LeClare Stevenson. Sought after sidemen who use the group to showcase original, experimental songs that mesh funk, soul, and electro rock - a blend of sounds described as “shoegaze jazz.” Shoegaze meaning that the fellas are often gazing down at pedal boards or elaborate synthesizers when not losing themselves in the music. The band grooves hard like a J Dilla beat but melts minds with John Coltrane sheets of sounds via synths and shredding guitars on the top.

Presberg is an award-winning composer who writes for advertising, TV and film, but also produces for other artists he admires. He has released records stateside on Ropeadope Records (DJ Logic, Christian McBride, Snarky Puppy, Charlie Hunter and Medeski, Martin, and Wood) and also internationally with Timewarp Records.
Tony Ozier
Tony Ozier
Tony Ozier has been rising steadily as the “go-to producer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and artist developer” for hip-hop, soul, and R&B in the NW region and around the globe.
Redray Frazier
Redray Frazier
It’s been quite an evolution for this native New Yorker. From singing gospel music in his father’s Baptist church, to recording contemporary R&B and house music for Epic/550 and A&M Records, valuable experience was gained. Redray then toured the country as front man of the soulful rock-band “Mosaic” on the H.O.R.D.E. music festival. Through opening for Lenny Kravitz and Blues Traveler, to name a few, Redray gained notoriety. Soon thereafter, he joined former front man of “The Talking Heads”, David Byrne’s in his touring band from 2008-2010.

While Redray uses all of his influences, his songwriting draws comparisons from Ben Harper to Maxwell. However, his smooth and smoky vocal quality along with his gospel approach set him apart. “I’ve always listened to various styles of music, everything from Curtis Mayfield to the Strokes. It doesn’t matter to me, as long as the music has heart.”

Redray made the journey from New York City to Portland, Oregon late in 2002. Leaving family and band-mates behind, Redray knew he had an opportunity to create something new. Inspired by his change of scenery, he began strumming an acoustic guitar documenting his experiences and emotions. “I embrace playing solo because I hadn’t done it prior to moving to Portland, I consider it a challenge”. You can experience Redray’s rootsy blend of soul singing over sparse guitar strumming at various Portland venues. Whether it’s with a full band or solo, Redray has the innate ability to stir up deep emotion within his audience. You can’t help but nod your head and sway in your seat as you listen to Redray’s heartfelt lyrics and organic vibe.

Redray is currently performing in support of his solo debut cd release “Follow Me” while working on an EP with staples in the Portland music scene(Ezra Holbrook, Matt Brown, Jeff Baxter, and Tom Nunes) scheduled for a summer 2014 release. Look out for Redray Frazier! You will be glad you did.