Soul Vaccination

"Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real Soul Band this fine & exciting. This New Englander is jealous." Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Mag.

Soul Vaccination is one of the tightest Funk & Soul Bands in the PNW. As the Rose City’s favorite, Soul Vax infuses the stage with the greatest soul standards, and has been a fixture in the Northwest music scene for over 20 years.
This high energy12 piece band features Glenn Holstrom on keyboards, along with the precision guitar playing of Mike Doolin/Dave Raynor. On bass, is Grammy nominated producer John Linn, and on drums is Edwin Coleman III, always bringin' the funk and groovin' hard. Portland's own, Regina K, Mark Wyatt, and Porsch Anthony share their soulful vocal styles. Lewis Livermore and Dave Mills carry the backbone sound of the Soul Vax horns on trumpets, with Ron Regan, Gary Harris, & Timothy Bryson on saxophones.
Don't miss our next show.

The band's new CD, "Soul Vax Live in PDX" is selling fast and has received wonderful reviews (please visit our website and read more). Our third CD, "What is Hip?" featuring legendary Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte was recently reviewed by DownBeat Magazine receiving ★★★1/2 . It is an honor to be recognized nationally by DownBeat Magazine.

“Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real soul band this fine and exciting. This New Englander is jealous.

— Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat columnist/Grove Press author

The Northwest's Hottest Funk & Soul

Hey Soul Vax fans, our good friends from Seattle Nearly Dan, featuring Keely Whitney, an original member of Soul Vax, will be at Billy Blues this Sunday- check out this note from Keely!

Dear Fans of Soul Vaccination
I fronted for Soul Vaccination in the 1990s; Regina and I are still best friends.
I want to let you in on a scoop for great live music this Sunday, April 23, 2017.

The Steely Dan tribute band from Seattle, Nearly Dan, plays Billy Blues Sunday, April 23.
Nearly Dan brings electric energy to this complex music, which you must see to believe.

The Billy Blues show is Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, and cover is only $5.00.
You will be dancing and inviting Nearly Dan back to Portland when you hear…
· Aja
· Peg
· Rikki
· Dirty Work
· Do It Again
· Black Friday
· Deacon Blues
· Hey Nineteen
· My Old School
· Babylon Sisters
· Kid Charlemagne
· Reelin in the Years
Come and see the show!!!

Keely Whitney

Thank you all for supporting live music! Soul Vax, coming to a club near you.

Musical Inspiration: Honoring Jimmy Mak

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3, for an all-star tribute to Jimmy Mak, which will take place on Sunday, April 23, at the Roseland Theater, and feature noted performers from throughout the club's (initial) 20-year run. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to establish a jazz scholarship at PSU in Jimmy's name. You do NOT want to miss this. Click on this link for more information! Jimmy Mak’s, Starlini Enterprises and the Soul’d Out Festival announced an all-star lineup of jazz, funk and soul artists will perform a special concert at the Roseland Theater on Sunday, April 23, to pay tribute to Jimmy Mak’s founder Jim Makarounis

Bon Mardi Gras!

Thank you to everyone that made it out this weekend.
Friday & Saturday night at the Gemini Bar & Grill was Souled Out!
Thank you to Lordean Moran, Sara Prohaska and the Gemini's fantastic staff and thank you Robert Shriver Audio for a great monitor mix and F.O.H. Sound. It's great to be in a band.
GoodTimes for sure!
Join the SoulVaxNation today at

Come see Soul Vaccination Live at the Gemini Bar & Grill - Two nights - February 3rd and 4th, $15 cover - Bring your friends and join the par-tay! Be early to get a good seat - We're gonna have a funky good time!

Videos (See all)

Thank you
Thank you - Celebrating 9 years at Jimmy Mak's
Last chance to see Soul Vaccination LIVE at Jimmy Mak's
The Gemini presents Soul Vaccination LIVE
Celebrating 9 years - Souled Out at Jimmy Mak's!
Portland Erotic Ball 2016 - Get Tickets!
SummerTime Life 2016 - Soul Vaccination - Funk P-Town
Soul Vaccination - Fo Mo Better Health


Band Interests

Making music. Keeping this great music alive.


Band Members

Regina K, Mark Wyatt, and Porsch Anthony lead vocals. Mike Doolin, Guitar; Glenn Holstrom, keyboards; John Linn, bass; Edwin Coleman III, drums & vocals; The Soul Vaccination horns: Lewis Livermore & Dave Mills, trumpet & flugelhorn; Gary Harris, alto sax, tenor sax & flute; Ron Regan, tenor sax, & flute; Timothy Bryson, alto sax & bari sax.


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General Manager

Gary Harris

Booking Agent

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