Portland's premier purveyor of Louisiana Style music, perfect for parties, dances, or corporate functions.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 50 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
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What to Expect
The band can provide entertainment for small or large audiences, and is upbeat and fun to watch, and even better to dance to. They have extensive experience with event and wedding planners, and can provide a full package, including stage, sound system and lights. Their material is suitable for all ages and includes original and traditional songs from a wide range of sources, including Cajun, and Zydeco, plus Blues, Country and New Orleans Rock and Roll. Requests for your special occasions are welcome if submitted in advance.
The New Iberians were formed from the ashes of another band, Mumbo Gumbo, at the close of the 1990's. The current line-up of Evan Shlaes on vocals and Accordion, Clark Salisbury on Guitar, Michael Brummell on Harmonica and vocals, Paul Bassette on Frottoir (rub board) Fred Ingram on Drums and Linc McGrath on Bass has been active since 2011. Based out of Portland Oregon, the band travels extensively around the Pacific Northwest, bringing their brand of cheery, Louisiana Spiced music to happy audiences from SF to BC and points in between.
Additional Booking Notes
The New Iberians fit handily on a 20 x16 foot stage.
We require a professional sound system with a minimum of 16 inputs and two monitor mixes across 4 wedges. (We can supply our own sound system suitable for venues up to 500 seats on request)
For most performances we require at least one hour setup time.
Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
Bye Bye Mon Neg (Geno Delafose)
Look at Little Sister (Hank Ballard)
Charlize Bayou (New Iberians)
Willie and the Hand Jive (Jonny Otis)
Jolie Blonde (Trad)
Rock Island Line (Leadbelly)
Baby Que Paso? (Texas Tornados)
Hollywood Bed (the Blasters)
Les Temps es Sere (New Iberians/BTW Jones)
|Evan Shlaes||Band Leader, Vocals, Accordion|
|Michael Brummell||Vocals, Harmonica|
|Line McGrath||Vocals, Bass|
|Paul Bassett||Frottoir (rub board)|
Influences & Inspiration
Clifton Chenier, Muddy Waters, Doug Sahm, Huey Smith, Larry Williams. Flaco Jimenez, Hank Ballard