Since its inception, Concerts for a Cause has been able to showcase some of the best local bands in the Portland/SW Washington area! We are thankful for our continued support from several of these bands and that we are able to connect them with charities and members of the community. This year we are thrilled to have Ty Curtis, 5 Guys Named Moe & Flexor T! Check out the Band Bios page for more information on this year’s line-up.
Ty Curtis has been winning awards for his vocals and musicianship for the last 12 years and has 6 rockin albums to his name. Ty started showing up at local clubs and playing at any blues jam he could find. It wasn’t long before he was winning over admirers and attracting a large fan base in the Northwest. With each subsequent album release Ty’s reputation continued to grow establishing him as one of the torch bearers in a new generation of Blues. Ty’s heart-felt, emotion tugging vocals and bluesy soul guitar won him 2nd place in the 2009 International Blues Challenge. Ty has won the Cascade Blues association Best Blues Band, Best regional band and Best Vocals several years now. His 5th album Water Under the Bridge won #14 for Blues Rock Reviews Best Blues Album in 2014 and his latest album “Blame Me” taking #9 in 2016.
All of Tys albums have received worldwide radio and satellite airplay. Ty has opened for many top artist including The Doobie Brothers, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, George Thorogood, Lukas Nelson, The Peterson Brothers etc.. with the most recent being Blues Legend Robert Cray!!
What’s with the name “5 Guys Named Moe”? … there’s 11 people in the band?! With lyrics like “who’s the greatest band around?” and “who makes the cats jump up and down?” 5 Guys Named Moe is an 11-piece horn-driven show band that plays the best in retro dance hits from the greatest eras in pop music!! Originally named after the 1943 hit song by Louis Jordan, 5 Guys Named Moe started out as a 5-piece way back in 1984. Rocking the Pacific Northwest for the next 30 years however, the band has grown into a slammin’ 11-piece show band that is as much fun to watch as it is to listen and dance to!
If you’re looking for a country band that will rock you, Flexor T is your band! These accomplished musicians and dancers came together from existing successful bands to form one of the most exciting country/rock show bands in the Pacific Northwest. From old school country –to 70’s and 80’s country/rock – to modern country, classic rock and beyond – Flexor T is sure to entertain your audience with an energetic, foot stompin’ Vegas style show!
In 2010, Brian Pelky (5 Guys Named Moe) and Joe Becker (KGW-TV Sports) put their heads together to form a new country/rock band. Shortly thereafter, they were introduced to Rebecca Brown, a powerful country and blues singer who has performed with the likes of Body & Soul & Jaybird Koder. Combining Rebecca’s amazing stage presence, vocal and dance talent with a lineup of musicians and professional dancers with decades of stage experience – a show stopping, Vegas style country band was born! Flexor T was nominated in the 2012 Portland Music Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Country Music”.