Soul'd Out Presents
Special Purpose
Fri August 5, 2022
( Doors: 8:00 pm ) SHOW: 9:00 pm PDT
Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR
Ages 21 and Up
$12.00 - $95.00
With songs influenced by 1970s jazz-funk-fusion and psychedelic rock, Special Purpose brings an updated vintage vibe to their music.  Their instrumental compositions evoke different moods, from mysterious and atmospheric to aggressive and energetic. 
After traversing the globe as a cruise ship house band guitarist playing more renditions of “Sweet Caroline” than he cares to remember, bandleader Lance Vallis returned to Portland and joined forces with groove-master saxophonist Melissa Carroll.  After playing in local bands and performing gigs large and small all over the Pacific Northwest, they united as Special Purpose, allowing them to collaborate with a talented cast of characters, including Joshua Slamp on bass and Juan Felipe BZ on drums.  In addition to their genre-bending original material, the group plays their own arrangements of works by other artists, including Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, and Billy Cobham.   
Special Purpose