We are 9-piece Motown/Old Soul/Rockn'Roll Dance Band with horns, powerhouse lead vocals, old-school dancing backing vocalists, and award-winning Portland musicians. We do classic and deep cuts from the 60's and 70's!
We held a reception in Portland, OR last evening at which KD and the Hurt Motown Band performed. Our guests were able to do all the networking, gnoshing and socializing they are accustomed to, all with KD's sound filling the air and keeping the mood light and energized.
The band is amazing and Kris is so great to work with. She worked hard to meet our expectations and managed to exceed them. Due to last moment space issues we had ended up with only a small space in which KD and the Hurt were able to perform. KD handled everything with grace, patience and rolled with it. Thank you KD! And thanks to GIGSalad for bringing us together.
Price Range: $1200 +
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
We provide an authentic, old-school Soul Revue, complete with dancing backing vocalists, horns, fantastic songs, and award-winning musicians. Led by one of Portland's biggest powerhouse vocalists and bandleaders, Kris Deelane.
You can expect a high-energy performance of Motown/Stax/Soul classics and deep cuts that keep you and your event goers dancing, singing, and feelin' good!
Kris Deelane is making a loud noise in the Portland Rock scene. With her ten piece soul band The Hurt, Kris is amping up her performances in and around Portland and the Pacific Northwest. A true road warrior with years of solid touring experience, Kris is keeping it local and in the moment with shows all over town. From The Alberta Rose Theatre to The Doug Fir, McMenamin’s Edgefield to Al’s Den at the Crystal and a standing residency at Dante’s, she and the band are everywhere. Summer 2015, Kris Deelane and The Hurt performed at Oregon Country Fair, What The Festival, and Dixie Festival, and also opened for 3 Dog Night, and Martha Davis and the Motels.
Kris has performed with or shared stages with national artists such as Brian Wilson, Joan Jett, John Doe (X , The Knitters), Jill Sobule and Peter Yarrow. Her regional credits include Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer), Sally Ford (Sally Ford and The Sound Outside) and Michael Dean Damron (I Can Lick Any SOB In The House). As a key figure in Portland’s Next Waltz (a tribute to The Band’s final show at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom in 1976, and filmed by Martin Scorsese) she has graced local stages with the likes of Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons, Jenny Conlee‐Drizos (Decemberists/Black Prairie), David Jacob‐Strain, Ural Thomas (Ural Thomas and The Pain), Joe McMurrian, Christopher Worth (Worth/NIAYH) and Holcomb Waller to name but a few.
The Hurt is ten players strong and features a number of Portland music luminaries including Ned Failing (Mexican Gun Fight/Floydian Slips) on drums, Steve Kerin (Too Loose Cajun Band, Atomic Gumbo, Rose City Kings) on keys, Heidi Shuler (Merl Saunders) on percussion and Mark Bowden (Miriams Well, Josh Malm, Laura Ivancie) on guitar. With her backing singers, The Lady Parts, and horn section. Kris is dipping into deep cuts and old school favorites from the soul sounds of the 60’s and 70’s. Think Motown to Memphis, Stax to Atlantic records, Aretha to Etta. It’s all here!
Past Booked Events
|September 30, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
Kris Deelane and The Hurt
Shotgun - Junior Walker and the All Stars
Dancing in the Streets - Martha and the Vandelles
Hold On, I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan and Rufus
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker/Etta James
I Am Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle
I Never Loved a Man - Aretha
You've Got The Best Of My Love - The Emotions
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) - Kim Weston
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
You Keep Me Hanging On - Diana Ross and the Supremes
Signed Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder
My World is Empty Without You, Babe - Diana Ross and the Supremes
It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
Miss Pitiful - Etta James
Strawberry Letter 23- The Brothers Johnson
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
What's Goin' on - Marvin Gaye
Use Me - Bill Withers
Something's Got a Hold On Me - Etta James
I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
Hurts So Good - Millie Jackson
Clean Up Woman - Betty White
Nobody - Crawford Hodges James and Smith
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Spoonful - Etta James
A Fool In Love - Tina Turner
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Going To A Go Go - Smokey Robinson
Exes and Ohs - Elle King
Grab Your Clothes - Minnie Epperson
Influences & Inspiration
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Sly & The Family Stone
The Isley Brothers
Sam & Dave
Gladys Knight and the Pips
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