3505 Pacific Ave. / Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Friday, June 29, 2018
Grand Lodge - Pat's Corner
7 p.m. 'til 9:30 p.m.
All ages welcome
7 p.m. 'til 9:30 p.m. Free All ages welcome
This seasoned group of musicians has been entertaining a
variety of venues for over a decade.
Their repertoire consists of music from the 50's classics to some
current top 40 hits to include contemporary Christian music, making the band
versatile to play many events and venues.
With Riverside Northwest you get tight four and five part
harmonies, combined with smooth instrumentation to create an exciting, fun and
enthusiastic performance for all audiences.
Riverside Northwest is made up of talented veteran musicians that also play
outside the group as well. Here is a little background on each member.
Stanton: Bassist and group leader. Tom has been playing guitar since he was 15
when he learned how to tune the guitar from his brother Miles. Tom has been
playing the bass for about five years and enjoys singing and playing the songs
he learned as a teenager and gospel songs from any era. Tom Loves enthusiastic
songs and sings lead on classic songs like Proud Mary and Six Days on the RoadMiles
and rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals. He started playing the ukulele at 8
years old, and then went on to learn the guitar and bass. He's played in high
school, and currently in his local church. His musical influences are The
Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Journey and Boston. David
Acoustic and electric guitar and both lead and harmony vocals. Music has been a
big part of his life since he was a small child. His mother was in musical
theatre productions and he would accompany her and help her learn her lines and
sing in children's choirs. By middle school, he was involved in plays and
musicals and has continued through the years. As a young adult he began
teaching himself guitar where soon after he started playing & leading
singing at youth groups. Over the years he has been in many church choirs,
worship ensembles and male Acappella group singing high tenor and has been a
member of Riverside for over ten years now.
Simpson: Keyboards, lead and harmony vocals. He began playing
piano at 4 years old, mainly classical, and grew up singing in choir. He
learned to play concertina and acoustic guitar a bit with a folk group doing
sea shanties. Later, he was involved with musical theatre in High School, and fell
in love with blues/ rock (especially Jethro Tull band). He later started
playing Christian music as well. He has
been with Riverside Northwest for 6 years now. His piano style is accomplished
along with his strong lead vocals.
Reinstadler: Guitar and vocals. Dwight Yokum says."Its guitars, Cadillacs and
Hillbilly music". In Ruppert's world,
"Its guitars, Corvettes and rock 'n roll music". He was enthralled by the British
invasion guitar sound and muscle cars growing up. He liked the music but it was
guitar players that were fun to watch. They made it happen! George Harrison and Eric Clapton were putting
together some great riffs. Since then
he's continued to play both solo and in bands with influences from Chuck Berry,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cream, The Beatles, The Moody Blues, Crosby Stills Nash and
young and Journey.
Walter Bruhn: Drums, percussion,
lead and harmony vocals. He started his music life in kids choir at Church very
young. Inspired after seeing a live
performance of the Beatles in 1963, he started to teach himself to be a
drummer..He received his first drum set in his early teens, started a band and
has been in numerous bands since. He
studied music at Mt. Hood Community College. He played in 'The Echoes' and
after four years in the Air Force, he
was in 'Glory Road' playing many venues. Through the years he has toured up and down
the west coast including a short tour with one of the 60's "Drifters" band. .Later
he was in Portland's Christian Rock Band: 'SEVEN'. and released two CD's,..
Chris Leavitt: Guitar. He is our newest member of Riverside
Northwest. He has been playing guitar which has
been a passion of his for most of his life and he's had the privilege to play
on the Tigard Christian Church and Newberg Christian Church Worship
teams. He played with Walter in 'SEVEN' as one of the guitarists and
played at Portland's Rose Festival fun center stage one year. He's always felt
compelled to share his God given talent and currently finds himself with the
very talented and generous folks who make up Riverside Northwest.
Edwards: Keyboards, percussion, flute and vocals. Music has been a huge part of her entire life.
She started young with music lessons and being and active member in church and
school choirs as well as musical theater. She has also played in and directed
handbell choirs for over ten years. She played in an 'all request band' for
over two years that played all over the Portland Metro area, and has been an
active member of a praise and worship band She is the one of the newest
member of Riverside Northwest, and adds what she likes to call the 'the extra
musically enhancing sounds'.
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