Roger Espinor - drums and percussion Roger comes from a family of musicians with influences from Mozart, Gershwin and Miles Davis. He played as a studio musician and with jazz artist Vickie Cole in Houston, Texas. As founder of Portland's Rose City Kings, Roger produced and engineered the bands three albums. He and Ron have played together for the last twelve years in the Portland area. Roger has played at all over the West Coast including Jazz Alley in Seattle and Biscuits and Blues in San Francisco. Roger played at Portland's Aladdin and Roseland venues as well as the Vancouver's Wine and Jazz Festival. Roger owns Straightline Recording Studio in Vancouver, WA. He is a singer, arranger and songwriter. Debby Espinor - piano and keyboard Debby comes to the Portland area from Seattle where she started playing piano at 8 years of age. Influenced by Gershwin, Debussy, Ramsey Lewis and Elton John, Debby has had an eclectic professional career. From playing Gospel music in local churches to playing cabaret in downtown Seattle she has always found music to be a passion. Musical theatre experience included Hello Dolly, Annie, Chess and Guys and Dolls. More recently she played at Highway 99 Blues Club with a local Seattle band called The Love Doctors. Debby has taught music in various forms for over 20 years both instrumental and choral; has written a full-length musical in addition to songwriting and arranging. Debby is an Assistant Professor of Education at Seattle Pacific University and lives in Vancouver, WA. Ron Camacho - bass Ron began playing guitar at 12 and picked up his first bass at 14. Influenced by The Beatles and the whole British Invasion, Ron has played with a variety of artists including Chet McCracken (drummer for the Doobie Brothers, Jeff Porcaro (drummer for Toto) and Terry Furlong from The Grass Roots. Playing locally with Roger E and The Rose City Kings, Ron and Roger have won the acclaimed Muddy Award for the "Best New Blues Band" in 2004. Portland bands include The Boomerangs and The Visitors. Ron played with Mammoth with Dave Isley in California. Ron plays all styles of music on the bass and acoustic and electric guitars, including a stint with country bands. Ron lives in Gresham, OR with his wife Janet and family.
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