Walk Day Entertainment
The following performers entertained the crowds at the 2012 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk:
Batucada is the Brazilian word for the driving rhythms of the samba and the groups that play them. Seattle's Batucada Yemanjá performs samba batucada, partido alto, samba de roda and chorinho. The group sings primarily in Portuguese and performs with the only órgano oriental in the USA. The sounds of Brazil are totally danceable and engaging.
Bishop Blanchet High School Cheer Squad
The Bishop Blanchet High School Cheer Squad is open to students in their Junior and Senior years. Cheerleaders spend 10 hours a week during the summer learning cheers, chants, dances and other routines to perform during the school year.
Bodacious Ladyhood is a Seattle-based trio of women who have been singing together for nearly a decade. Carolyn, Loretta and Jenny met via the local theatre scene and since then have been delighting audiences all over the Puget Sound area. They take inspiration from a vast range of styles including folk, '60s girl group, humor, prog-rock and jazz.
Dr. Klean and Blue Ridge Boy
Richard Aaron, AKA "Dr. Klean," is co-founder and band leader of the band Blues Abusers, as well as a member of Westside Mojo. He started playing bass in church at the age of 12, switched to guitar a year later. Self-taught, Doc was "taught the blues down in the woods and play them just how it should." He is steeped in not only blues but also gospel. Mentors include Muddy waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Albert Collins, to name just a few. Past performances include the Bite of Seattle, The Peace Concert in Woodland Park, and The Blue Moon Tavern. Doc always says "There ain't no law for blues abuse." Because everybody gets the blues from day to day.
Eric Freeman, AKA "Blue Ridge Boy," hails from the Blue Ridge mountians of Virginia. In his 19-year career as a blues guitarist, he has played with some of the greatest masters of the Piedmont blues and country blues music. His mentor was the late John Jackson. A Seattle resident since 2003, he can now be found teaching at the Port Townsend Blues Festival (5 years running), busking at Pike Place Market, and playing regular gigs at Wing Dome and The Brick Yard, both in West Seattle. Past performances include The Bite of Seattle, The Peace Concert in Woodland Park, and Alki Art Gallery, among others. He is the founding member of Westside Mojo, an all-acoustic blues band.
Joe Carolus and The Stackable Clowns
Hello party people... It's Joe Carolus and his entourage of zany, madcap characters... "THE STACKABLE CLOWNS"! We are here to entertain and party with you until the Big Top closes. Joe singing and bangin' it out on piano, accompanied by Bill Becker on percussion, and Kym Wells on bass.
Just Sage: The world is our stage, and dreams can transform into reality, with enough time and plenty of laughter I will bring them to Life, when I touch one persons heart I touch the heart of the World!!!! Helping to heal humanity with humor and integrity.
Lincoln, The Everett Silvertips Mascot
Lincoln is the offical mascot of the Everett Silvertips Hockey Club, a major junior ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League (WHL) that plays in Everett, Washington. Lincoln is named after the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). "It's a tremendous gesture for the Silvertips to name their mascot 'Lincoln,'" said Capt. Kendall Card, Lincoln's commanding officer. "It's an indicator of how well our homeport of Everett supports us day in and day out."
Million Dollar Nile
Million Dollar Nile started like many great love affairs do — as “just friends.” Dan invited his former schoolmate Matt and his neighbor Nicole to get together weekly and play bluegrass covers. The three musicians bonded over their common love of Nickel Creek, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show, and basically anything that could be played with stringed instruments and three-part harmony.
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1944 by George M. Ross, the Seattle Phil is a mainstay in Seattle arts and culture. The Phil is a member-owned orchestra, and draws talent from throughout our Puget Sound community to create engaging and memorable classical music. Recognized for creative programming which marries time honored classics and lesser known master-pieces, a concert with the Phil is something that you won’t experience anywhere else in the Northwest.
Sophie Feldman is a twelve-year-old singer/songwriter who has been playing guitar since the age of seven. She has performed at the Mercer Island Farmers Market, Mo's Pizzeria, Freshy's Coffee House, Central Park, NYC, and the 2011 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk. Sophie draws inspiration from a broad range of musicians, including Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Nirvana, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, and Paul Simon. Sophie would like to dedicate her performance at the 2012 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk to the many people who fight cancer every day. In particular, her Uncle Jonny, who has bravely battled stomach cancer this past year.
Total Experience Gospel Choir
The Total Experience Gospel Choir bursts with love, joy and enthusiasm - humanity! It is hailed as one of the Pacific Northwest's finest soulful ensembles. Pastor Patrinell Staten Wright started the group as a gospel music class at Seattle's Franklin High School in 1973. Since then the choir has grown to become a nationally and internationally known gospel singing group.