Soul Band, Dance Band, Funk Band!
BridgeCity Soul - Soul Band, Dance Band, Funk Band is not just the brainchild of Ramsey Embick but the dream of everyone in the band. Soul and R&B music must rank among the most unique of American musics with its pulsing beat, soul stirring vocals and compelling message! BridgeCity Soul has 6 members all steeped in this idiom.
Eddie Wright - a man of pure soul who began singing in church and performed with “Men of Hope” before embarking on a more public career in the Portland Soul/R&B scene.
Mary Minnieweather-Tucker a Portland Oregon native uses for gospel singing roots to uplift, inspire, and captivate the hearts of her audience. Coming from a heavily musical family and a cousin to the late Linda Hornbuckle, she is destined for musical success. Recently emerging into the R&B scene, she has had the pleasure of working with some of Portland’s leading musicians and vocalists.
Orester "Rusty" Cox has played and toured with Grammy award winning Dazz Band and performed on the tonight show, and played with Keyboardist Roger Smith from Tower of Power. Played with local artists Andy Stokes, Calvin Walker, Linda Hornbuckle, Cool'r, Linn, as well as studio sessions with Keyboardist Wayne Henderson and vocalist Laura Ivancie. Performed in Japan, China, and Canada.
Guitar wizard Doug Lewis has been an integral member of all things R&B in Portland for decades performing with Pleasure, Chaka Kahn, Linda Hornbuckle and Andy Stokes.
Jeff Andrews on bass holding down the pocket is a long time pillar of the Portland area gospel and funk scene.
Ramsey Embick, leader, on keys is an Oregon native who started his first soul band in high school and never looked back. Band leader for the Pointer Sisters in the 80’s, also worked on projects with Jennifer Holiday, Gladys Knight, The Whispers, Gerald Levert, Rene & Angela, Michael Jackson,The Commodores, Bobby Womack, anyway, you get the idea. . The point is this is the music that ignites the spirit in all of us because this is the music we all love.