Motorcoat: Having met in the melting pot of Western Washington University, Michael, Matias, and Alex coalesced from collisions of musical dust in an attempt to appease the inner forces that drove them to perform with musical instruments. Michael and Alex each first played together in The Sunshine Bumpers, and later met up and with two more friends formed Feather & Bone and the former flame went out. With Feather & Bone having collapsed in on itself, exploding into a fiery supernova, Alex, Michael and Matias dreamt up a future in which the something could come from ashes of evaporated college bands. At last it was born, and it’s thirst for creation was insatiable. Its name is: Motorcoat.
Dr. Something is the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Alison Dennis, who has been recording and performing music in Portland
for over a decade. She utilizes piano, synth, woodwinds and guitar to
create engagingly melodic chamber pop that blurs the line between comedy
and earnestness. Filling out the band’s sound are dynamic drummer
Michael Wilding, intrepid bass guitarist Jacob Anderson and, on special
occasions, the back-up singing, go-go dancing sensations Amy Baxter, Erika Garlock and Christie Welsh.