The Underscore Orkestra
formed in Portland, Oregon
with members hailing from many corners of the globe, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and Americana music, both original and traditional. Entire sets in each style can be heard or a nice melange of all. They are often joined by live Belly Dance. Their Performance evokes the old world and the new, the eerily haunting sounds from the east, with definite roots in the west. Influences are far and wide but range from New Orleans Jazz, to Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music, Manouche Swing, to Acoustic Metal.
Guaranteed to get you up and moving!!!
They have been touring the US, Canada, Europe, Central America, Australia and New Zealand for the past 8 years. The Underscore Orkestra has taken many forms over the years and has traveled far and wide in many ways, including but not limited to: vegetable oil powered tour bus, planes, trains, boats, autos, driving and hitch hiking. Their favorite way is by bicycle, which they have done numerous times in Europe. They take on many forms, sometimes a full on performance group with 10+ members, dancers and fireworks, and sometimes in a sultry quartet, with style and all that jazz. Whichever form you see them in you won't be disappointed, they bring the same energy to concerts all over the world. You can see them in many venues, from large outdoor festivals to wild and crazy basement house shows, from intimate coffee shops to raucous pubs, from small black box theaters to art center auditoriums and from the streets busking to fancy weddings and even on your living room floor, as they often need a place to stay when traveling and touring in far away places. Keep an eye out for them as they may be in a place near you. And if you want to see them play live, (availability for parties, weddings, coronations, bar/bat mitzvah, Knightings and all sorts of occasions is plentiful) give an email or a call, we might be able to come to you. We will travel just about anywhere to play music.Their live shows are something to remember for years to come, they are fond of Table Dance and of selling many wares, including Underscore Underwear, Uncle Jerry's Magically Malicious Mustache Wax, CD's, Neck Ties, Nude Calendars, Music boxes, and Stand up tub Bass's.
Come to a live show or give an email to see what we've got in store.