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PRP Drop-In Session with pseudoboss – Working it!

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Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Noah, Charley, and Justin stopped by to chat with PRP’s PDX Rock Block this past Wednesday. Normally, an entire rock band with a gigantic full sound could not fit in PRP’s tiny studio. However, these three men are the entire band. They operate independently and as a team to work each aspect of their band with incredible focus and attention to detail.

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Noah focused primarily on the influences of the band. He was the lead vocalist for a Led Zeppelin band for many years. This led to his appreciation for classic rock, his clear but emphatic vocal style, and his expectation that pseudoboss goes “all-in” during a live performance. His association with Led Zeppelin comes full circle with pseudoboss’ upcoming album release on January 9 – they are playing on the same bill with Ramble On, a Led Zeppelin tribute band.

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Justin explained to us how pseudoboss can create such a full sound. He and Noah combine their guitar force, and double one of the guitar lines to create the bass support sound. Charley, on drums, makes plenty of noise on his own – he cannot sit still, and he hits HARD!

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

Charley talked about the business aspects of the band. They look at their band as a start-up business, which is a familiar concept to PRP. Biz503, which airs Fridays 1-3 on prp.fm, recently evaluated and explained the idea of thinking of a band as a start-up. Charley explained it well, and explained that pseudoboss members all work hard to educate themselves about the music industry by reading books and attending seminars. Charley can always be seen greeting fans, interacting with the sound crew, and generally networking with anyone and everyone at an event.

Photo by Teri Briggs

Photo by Teri Briggs

The band will be represented at the mogo Portland Music Festival, November 20 and 21. Tickets are available online. Their classic rock sound gets the audience out of their seats. They play alongside 19 other local original bands at the festival, presented by J-Fell and Portland Radio Project. This band works hard to create and promote their music – the podcast below is the only way to listen to pseudoboss’ recorded music until the album release on January 9.

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones is co-host of PRP's PDX Rock Block. The show is dedicated to introducing local musicians to our audience through music. Together, we explore what motivates and inspires artists to create and share - you'll make a new friend every week!
Kelly Jones
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