Foo Fighters, pro pain, Deftones
Mark Schatz - guitar/vocals, Daniel Cousens- drums, Paul Morrison - bass/guitar/vocals, Brad James - guitar/bass
Lamb of God, Irrelevant, 36crazyfists
The band started in July 2010. Daniel Cousens (21) re-inspired a couple of artists that were close friends. Which started with a few original songs has now become a mutant power force, combining punchy melodies and smooth, deep harmonies - with a kick. The Sydney based band from Maroubra has become focused on bringing solid, original music back to the live venues of the eastern suburbs. After a couple of changes to the line-up, Portland is now ready to take it up a notch! It is time break into new territory and make themselves heard. Shatsy (Mark Schatz) the lead singer and guitarist has played music since he was 13. He has also played bass guitar in a band called NuStart and has collaborated in many other musical projects. Mark is the driving force behind the melody and accompanying arrangements, whilst delivering the unique Portland sound. Ducky (Daniel Cousens) has only been playing drums for a year. He is constantly progressing and impressing with every performance. Ducky is the lyrical collaborator of the group, inspired by some things we're not quite sure of, and some we are. Pauly Boy (Paul Morrison) has an in depth musical background, who is classically trained in guitar. Pauls passion for metal is unmatched, and just tolerated. Needing constant guidance from running off the rails into a blistering metal oblivion. This multi-instrumentalist has been fundamental in the creation of the varying dynamics in the arrangements of the unique Portland sound. Incorporating both seven-string guitar and five string bass. LIKE portland at www.facebook.com/portlandincmusic WATCH portland on youtube.com/user/dotchesbeersbags or search "portland inc" (bleeding eyes) recorded 2011 "BLEEDING EYES" by Portland, recorded by DEEJAY ENKI. Listen and rate now!