Led by guitar prodigy Johnny Mandu, this amazing group can take you on a Classic Rock journey from Chuck Berry to Lynard Skynard, a Blues Trip from Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughn or an acoustic set complete with classical guitar, mandolin and ukulele.
Having been featured on KGW, KPTV and KVAL News Shows, they have over 15, 000 hits on their you tube videos and have produced their first cd of original songs.
Johnny Mandu & Woodburn Rocks have lit up Portland theaters as well as numerous summer concerts and restaurant -pubs throughout the Willamette Valley. Johnny Mandu took the prestigious Muddy Waters Awards by storm as well as many blues festivals and venues in the Portland area.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Russian, Spanish
What to Expect
Like all other audiences who have watched thim perform, they will immediately get out their cell phones and begin taking pictures when Johnny Mandu begins playing the guitar like a seasoned rocker.
The high energy group can take you on a Classic Rock journey from Chuck Berry to Lynard Skynard, on a Blues Trip from Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughn or an acoustic set complete with classical guitar, mandolin and ukulele from Jason Mraz to Michael Franti.
Led by 11 year old guitar prodigy Johnny Mandu, this high energy group can take you on an upbeat Classic Rock journey from Chuck Berry to Lynard Skynard, on a soulful Blues Trip from Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughn or a softer acoustic set complete with classical guitar, mandolin and ukulele from Jason Mraz to Michael Franti.
The group also performs high quality original songs from their first cd that reflect all three genres. The group has been featured on KGW, KPTV and KVAL News Shows and has more than 15,000 hits on their you tube videos.
The group has thrilled crowds with their fully costumed ZZ Top and Blues Brothers numbers and added the 80’s rock anthems, We’re Not Gonna Take It and I Love Rock and Roll, performed with full 80’s rocker hair. The biggest crowd favorite thus far has been Lynard Skynard’s Freebird.
Johnny Mandu and Woodburn Rocks have played summer concerts throughout the Willamette Valley, including the Independence Amphitheater, the Salem Riverfront Park, the Keizer Riverfair and Monmouth Park and have lit up both the Alberta Rose and Hawthorne Theatres in Portland. They have also performed at the Lane and Multnomah County Fairs, Mac’s Place in Silverton, the Oregon Garden's Fireside Lounge, Seven Brides Brewery, Homer Davenport Days, and the Clockworks Caf.
Johnny Mandu has played the blues at the prestigious Muddy Waters Awards at the Melody Ball room, the Winter Blues Festival at the Bobwhite Theater, The Leher, Biddy McGraws and the Kalama Blues Festival all with the Memphis International Blues Contest Finalist Ben Rice Band.
1) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters
2) Got My Mojo Workin - Muddy Waters
3) Ready Teddy - Little Richard
4) Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
5) La Bamba - Ritchi Valens
6) Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
7) Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
8) Wipe Out - The Surfaris
9) Good Lovin - The Rascals
10) Day Tripper - The Beatles
11) My Generation - The Who
12) Purple Haze/Wild Thing - Jimi Hendrix
13) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
14) Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
15) Oye Como Va - Santana
16) Freebird - Lynard Skynard
17) Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
18) Layla - Acoustic - Eric Clapton
19) Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
20) Takin’ Care of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
21) The Promise Land Bruce - Springsteen
22) Bad Case of Lovin You - Robert Palmer
23) We’re Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
24) Like About You/ROCK-USA The Romantics – Mellencamp
1) Who’s Gonna Fill These Shoes - Buddy Guy
2) Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson
3) Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters
4) Mojo Workin’ Muddy W- aters
5) Thrill is Gone B.B. King
6) Messin’ with the Kid -Junior Wells
7) Who’s Gonna Wear Buddy Guy
8) Damn Right I Got Buddy Guy
9) Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray
10) House is Rockin’ Stevie Ray
11) Ghost of Tom Joad - Bruce Springsteen
12) Soulshine - Allman Brothers
13) Layla - Slow Eric Clapton
14) Layla - Fast Derek and the Dominoes
15) Oye Como Va - Santana
16) All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
17) Shakin’ It, Shakin, Shakes - Los Lobos
18) Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
19) Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
1) Redemption Song - Bob Marley
2) I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
3) Fine By Me Andy Grammer
4) Wake Me Up - Avicci
5) Volcano Song Jimmy Buffett
6) Mr. Bojangles - Bob Dylan
7) The Thrill is Gone - BB King
8) Layla - Acoustic Eric Clapton
9) Ghost of Tom Joad - Springsteen
10) Harvest Moon Neil Young
11) Me and Julio Paul Simon
12) Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
13) Hey, Hey, Hey Michael Franti
14) Gloria - Michael Franti
15) If I Should Fall Behind - Springsteen
16) Jammin’ - Bob Marley
17) El Condor Pasa - Simon and Garfunkel
18) Soulshine - Allman Brothers
|Johnny Mandu||Lead guitar and vocals|
|Austin Orlando||Bass and Vocals|
8-12 Channel Mixer - 3 Mics
New York City, NY
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