Portland Radio Project
SoulVax Live at PRP
There are twelve souls in this premiere Portland Soul-outfit. Lucky to have two of them join us to preview the new album “SoulVax Live in PDX”. Join the album release celebration at Jimmy Maks and Music Millennium this weekend!
Soul Standard-Bearers
There are many horn bands around the country that do the great soul standards. Portland is incredibly lucky to have in our midst, one of the tightest of these bands to bring this music to life. And you can basically have your own party brought to life, anytime  thanks to Soul Vaccination’s live record, “SoulVax Live in PDX”.  This is an exceptionally well-done live album that captures what Soul Vax offers in a live setting,   and the selection of music will, as they say, “surprise and delight”!
Catch our in-studio conversation and several of the new tracks, and read more about the making of the album from our friends at Oregon Music News.  And don’t miss the September 19 and 20th shows at Jimmy Maks and a great Sunday afternoon in-store at Music Millennium, at 3pm.


Folks in the Pacific Northwest are lucky to have a real soul band this fine and exciting. This New Englander is jealous.
Frank-John Hadley
Downbeat columnist/Grove Press author    
DownBeat Magazine

Soul Vaccination receives national recognition in DownBeat Magazine.

The February 2013 issue of DownBeat Magazine features a review of Soul Vaccination's most recent CD, "What Is Hip?" featuring Bruce Conte.

• DownBeat Reviews - Blues / by FRANK-JOHN HADLEY

What is Hip? featuring Bruce Conte (Soul-vax 001;60:33 ★★★1/2 )



• Soul Vaccination Review



• Soul Vaccination DownBeat ad


We are thankful, and honored to be recognized by DownBeat Magazine.

Thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC.

Pick up a copy of Downbeat Magazine today.


Portland Radio Project
Concert Review: Beyond Blues

The Waterfront Blues Festival is a dream for blues enthusiasts, but as Blues Fest veterans know, it encompasses other genres as well.
On Thursday, attendees moved and grooved to the sounds of Soul Vaccination. Vocalist Regina K showcased her powerful Chaka Kahn-esque voice, covering Chaka’s songs “Once You Get Started” and “You Got the Love.” Portland-based Paul Creighton, whose voice is somewhat redolent of Adam Levine, took the mic to cover soul standards like “So Very Hard to Go.” The horn section swayed in rhythm as fans cheered. The band felt honored to be joined by organist Chester Thompson. His raw talent amazed the crowd. As a former organist for Tower of Power, and for Santana spanning 26 years, Thompson brought extraordinary experience to the table.