The Swashbuckler's Ball

When people are asked what bands they think of when it comes to the Swashbuckler’s Ball there are two names we usually hear. This band is one of the them. So, without further preamble, let me announce that returning for yet another year, and playing the Main Stage will be Coming Up Threes.

About the Band

Coming Up Threes started with a text from Bill Tollner to Jeremy Bauer. Two days later, Naoyuki Ochiai, former fiddler for AMADAN and an extraordinary classical violinist and James Mackessy, a bass playing phenom, were also excited to be on board. Upon joining AMADAN for a sold-out show with on St. Patrick’s Day, 2012, at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, the band scored one of the finest drummers in Oregon, Dave Fender. Just as the lads were settling into their groove and discovering who they were, James and his wife left for greener pastures in Santa Barbara, forever family to Coming Up Threes. James’ departure opened the door for a bass player, which, to the great fortune of the lads of Coming Up Threes , was quickly filled by the ridiculously talented Charlie Norris of the Flailing Inhalers.

What to Expect at a ComingUpThrees (CU3) Show: CU3 aims to do 3 things with every show: 1) Entertain the crowd; 2) Challenge each other musically; and 3) Have fun! CU3 wants the crowd to feel like they are part of the show. The blend of Drums, Bass and Guitar with traditional Celtic instruments such as Penny Whistle, Bodhran (Irish Drum), Fiddle and Accordion has been demonstrated time and time again to bring out diverse audiences ranging from tattooed punk-rockers in the front to their pint-hoisting grandparents near the back. The music tactfully varies from melodic, orchestral instrumentals, to stylized a-capella arrangements mixed with high-energy, fist raising Celtic Pub tunes. There’s not a foot that goes untapped, nor a body unmoved when Coming Up Threes takes the stage!

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ramrod On October - 11 - 2017