Taking cues from Led Zeppelin, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Portraits strive to keep their music rockin´ and energetic. Formed in Pasadena, California by singer-songwriter Melissa Malavasi; This girl , originally from Costa Rica ,talked with drummer Carlos Gutierrez and they decided to start a music project.
This band was originally formed last December of 2010,but their bad ass bass player, Morgan Ober, a girl from Idaho and Cameron Meadows, an amazing guitar player, became part of the band at the end of April 2011. “The music chemistry just felt right and we were ready to work and make some real music happen” says Melissa (a.k.a Mels),singer and keyboard player.
Portraits sound is a combination of a Cactus, Rock & Roll and Electronic Vintage effects that create the mood, groove and energy of each song. Making each one something unique.
The hooks and raw energy delivered by the band is something you will eat with every show. “We have similar musical tastes so we understand how the music comes and flows with each new song we write” says Mels. The guys met at music school in Pasadena,California and since then they´ve been on tour through Pasadena and Downtown L.A.
Portraits, independently, are about to release their new album with producer Adam Fuller (Queens of the Stone Age, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Crosby Stills & Nash, Dixie Chix, Metallica, ZZ Top, Dennis Wilson, Tokio Hotel, Tegan & Sara, Eye Alaska, Runaways (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts). The group received overwhelmingly positive feedback throughout L.A. music scenes and they´re currently preparing to play in the Pasadena Music Festival June 18th & 19th . Portraits has received feedback from some amazing musicians that are currently on shows like “Dancing with the Stars”.
Their 3 Ep songs will be available on itunes by the end of July, so make sure you get them!
Come and see it for yourself. This band is currently playing every Thursday night at the coolest bar in town: 72 North, Pasadena Ca, found on South Fair Oaks. Don´t miss this opportunity to rock!