We received a lovely testimonial from Dingo the clown after a gig we did together:
We just did a clown gig alongside HCoH, and they were perfect Portland style mellow minstrels. They would be great at any Portland themed event like a wedding. They play favorites (like "Blue Skies") and I love that these guys look like the music they play. Really swanky. They kept me sane while our zone was a fiasco. The most touching moment today was seeing an elderly person in a wheelchair, swaying while wearing and old school conical clown hat. Eyes shut experiencing the band playing a song featuring some gypsy fiddle. The music styles were antique and that was a perfect hit. If I had the funds, I would want to hire this band to play for those folks once a week.
Thanks Dingo! Check out the website for Dingo and his partner Olive at oliveanddingo.com.
We played outside the Schnitz last summer to a large crowd as part of Portland'5's Noontime Showcase (which plays earlier in the day before Music on Main St. concerts). We were a large band, including clarinet, violin, mandolin, and melodica in addition to the usual two guitars and upright bass. Note, the intro lasts one minute before music begins.