Dirty Revival: Soul-hop
FIVE SOULS FUSED TO BRING THE HEAT, TO MOVE THE FEET, TO GROOVE THE BEAT: WELCOME TO THE REVIVAL... THE DIRTY REVIVAL.
Portland-born, DR has evolved from the confines of a basement, to some of Portland’s most sought after stages, and more. DR’s soulful sounds and energetic beats deliver an atmosphere that enraptures the audience in the dirtiest of musical revivals.
Led by the soulful vocals of Ms. Sarah Clarke and enhanced by verses from MC evv'n'flo, DR has emerged on the Pacific Northwest music scene with passion and flare. The unique ensemble intermingles classic and original tracks with a resounding presence, no matter how big or small the venue.
The first lady: Sarah Clarke is a native of Portland and has a past filled with singing accolades. Her innate ability to connect and hypnotize an audience is parallel to no other. Sarah’s wide range of abilities are a key component of the Dirty Revival, and turn each performance into one of magic. In addition she is also a very proud mother of Donovan George, her adorable three year old son and soon to be band member.
The flow: Guitar master and emcee extraordinaire, Evan ‘evv'n'flo’ Simko is another PDX native that has engulfed his life in all of music’s avenues. Currently working in hip-hop production and film scoring. For over 13 years Evan has instructed music in various forms, and continues to share his passion with students today. He plays an integral role in the Dirty Revival flow.
The smash: A student of Berklee College of Music, Terry Drysdale has been controlling a set of drums since he was first granted the ability at the age of 10. He has been a part of several Portland based bands, and has also taught music professionally. Terry is a Portland native, and enjoys sharing his fiery passion for music – which can often clear a room.
The destroyer: A multi-talented musician, Karl Ludwigsen is the final component in the revival and maestro of the keys. Before declaring the keyboard his domain, Karl noted time on the sax, trumpet and trombone – not all at the same time, of course – and electrifies each DR performance with his exceptional influence. Check out his Soundcloud @ https://soundcloud.com/knote3
The bass: Jon Shaw also calls PDX home and makes his living with a bass guitar (or standup) in his hands. Shaw joined the Revival after the band's founder, Ken Drysdale, sought other ventures, and has been a welcomed addition ever since. He is also a married man, so hands off, ladies!