LoveBomb Go-Go differs from the average marching band not just because we come from outer space, but we play all original music drawing from many influences, including New Orleans and Balkan brass bands, contemporary rock music, and the Sun Ra Arkestra. We adapt from street to stage with a full instrumental set for acoustic performance, and another full set of original music for the stage featuring vocals, electric bass, and an invasion-sized force of horns and percussion.
In little over a year, we've progressed from playing Burgerville to the Crystal Ballroom. We've been a crowd favorite at parades, clubs, theaters, and events like the NW Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot, and have shared the stage with artists ranging from Rebirth Brass Band to Naughty By Nature.
Through our performances we have supported a number of charitable causes and civic efforts. In the past year we've helped get out the vote during the 2012 elections, helped raise over $7K for the Childrens Cancer Association at our Halloween show, and kicked off the PDX Streetcar Central Loop Grand Opening with Mayor Sam Adams.
Speaking of PDX, supporting Portland (and fun in Portland!) is dear to our hearts as well. We've played many freebie gigs for local artist/gallery appreciation events, fundraisers, and community events like the Alberta Street Fair and Saturday Market. We were the kickoff band for the World Naked Bike Ride (playing for 13,000 naked people!). We've also marched in unannounced to play surprise gigs at Pioneer Square, Voodoo Doughnut, Cartopia, the Eastbank Esplanade, and other local spots to blow people's minds in that weird, awesome, Portland way.
We aspire to make LoveBomb Go-Go a Portland institution and would very much appreciate your support. Thank you for your consideration!
(p.s. be sure to check out our FB page for lots of photos and videos of the band in action: facebook.com/LoveBombGoGo )
Funded by Portland, OR (January 2013)