The Love Loungers

The Love Loungers

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandHip HopAvant-garde

The next big thing in HIP HOP...Stay "tuned." The Love Loungers are a genre come full circle. The LL's pay homage to all the musicians that made the birth of HIP HOP possible. Not only are we "diggin in crates," but we can play the crates. Feel the renaissance, feel the "LOVE."


The Love Loungers
Manager: Marcus Woods
Formed: 2010 in Portland, Oregon
Genre: Groove-Hop
Ini Apkan  -- Vocals
Nick Ettlin – Keyboard
Taylor Lemons – Bass Guitar
Cory Palacios – Trumpet
DeAngelo Raines – Electric Guitar
Michael Rodriguez – Saxophone
Dino West – Drums
This band of sharp-dressing 20-somethings came together around Ini’s gig as a producer and KPSU radio host. Ini and Michael met first at a session and instantly wanted to play together. They had heard good things about DeAngelo so Ini arranged a meeting. Creative energy was flowing. Michael introduced Taylor who brought in Nick and Cory. Michael suggested Dino. Chemistry created: The Love Loungers.
The Love Loungers deliver high energy, crystal clear, sophisticated, grooving, ‘get up and dance’ hiphop. 
Think Booker T and the MGs meet André 3000/Frank Sinatra – only young, hot and available -(for booking ). Portland's RAT PACK
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Set List

Music available for your event:
The following music is available and can be part of our regular show. Love Loungers have over 1,000 songs in their repertoire. If you would like a particular song, just ask.

Love Lounge Intro
Love Lost
Missing Woman
We Live In Portland
In The Love Space
Big Bad Mama
When I Get Home
That's What's Up
Fool Proof Blues
It's Just A Dream
Say Hold On & Press Mute
Groove Hop Gumbo
Got That Vibe
Sit Back Relax (Cognac Outro)

Just To Be With You
Color My World
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
I'll Still Be Loving You
I Will
The Wedding Song
This Is The First Day Of My Life
Tough Little Boys
Book Of Love
Sunrise, Sunset
Your Song
Love Song
(If you would like The Love loungers to learn a specific song for your wedding or event, there will be a small additional charge, and we will need a recording of the song at least three months pri