Delta Avenue
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Delta Avenue

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Pop




"Up and Coming Band Delta Avenue Creates Genre-Spanning Music"

Up and coming musical group Delta Avenue is the latest talent to come out of Oregon that you should keep an eye on. The 5-member band self-labels their music as rock/pop/funk, which is really to say that they transcend genres. With each member having a love for different genres, it was difficult for the band to choose which one they fit in most. And rightly so! Even as larger society moves towards greater freedom of expression, musicians like Delta Avenue are creating sounds that are entirely original. Combining multiple influences, the band comes up with distinct and ear-catching music.

Delta Avenue's sound is simple in the best sense of the word. Their music is devoid of the maximalist production that so often characterizes music today which can be distracting. The result is that the audience gets to focus on the vocals and the instruments we have come to expect and enjoy from rock bands: guitar, bass, drums, and keys. That is, listeners are treated to actual music.

During their performances, Delta Avenue offers hours of original, high energy, fun live music. The band brings a diverse set of music to parties, venues, festivals, and events. With a setlist of original compositions that touch on multiple genres, they are sure to reach all types of audiences. The members of Delta Avenue also truly enjoy people, which makes their performances interactive. In their shows, both the band and the crowd enjoy a great a great time.

The genesis of the band was sparked by Kevin MacDonald (guitarist) and Caleb Shumate (lead vocals) jamming in the basement of Caleb's house with an acoustic guitar. After the two posted a few videos, they invited Mykel Illa (bassist/lead vocals) to help them compose a song. Mykel did not join the group initially because he was already in another band. However, he quickly came around. The next band member to join was Hannah Shumate on the keyboard. Hannah only played on and off with the group in the beginning before becoming a full-time member. After a few months of writing music and performing a couple of shows with a temporary drummer, Delta Avenue finally acquired the final piece of their puzzle. Christian Cochran joined as the group's drummer after being bombarded with requests from the whole band for him to join. By then, Christian had already seen a number of the group's live shows.

Reflecting on the formation of Delta Avenue, Mykel says that "Finding five people who have a passion for music, [who know that] it's a tough career AND that get along like family… coming together and making this band was a no-brainer! We are blessed."

Founded in January 2019, Delta Avenue strives to continue growing in all aspects. Their goals for the future include, but are not limited to, reaching a music label, expanding their fan base, increasing the level of their musical ability, and interacting with their community. The band currently spreads their name through social media such as Facebook and Instagram, and word of mouth from their supportive fans. You can also follow Delta Avenue and enjoy their music on Spotify and Apple Music. - MSNBC


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We are a 5 piece rock/pop/funk band with an array of originals and a few covers to let the crowd get loose and moving with some songs they know! Drums, bass, keys, guitar and dual vocalists! We are high energy, fun, professional and friendly. We'd love to come share our music with you!

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