Local band, Corvida, joined us today to perform a new, origianal song, "Come Alive." For More information about Corvida, visit this website.
They also told us about their non-profit group -- Union of All -- formed by two band memebers, Sarah Billings and Troy Williver. Union of All was formed to bring the arts into the schools through the hands of each school's student body. For more information about Union of All, visit their website.
Emerging from the heart of Portland, Oregon, Corvida brings a soulful mix of blues with an edge of rock and a down to earth folk that is distinctive and timeless. They have found themselves pursuing the heart and soul that good music brings to any arena. The band's latest self titled album, Corvida, joins together vocalist Sarah Billings, guitarist Troy Williver, Sax player Renato Carato, bass player Josh Casey and drummer Justin Fulbright with uplifting sounds to generate the group's most unique collection of songs to date. When Troy and Sarah met in 2004 they began writing music together. It became clear that Troy's passion and talent for making good music and zeal to bring talented and genuine people together, combined with Sarah's thought provoking lyrics with a voice to bring them to life and passion to give back to the community, was a perfect creative team fit. They came across many talented musicians, but waited for the right fit to mold with the message and the sound. With Josh's funk and groove styling's on the bass and similar heart to make a positive impact on his city, as well as Justin's versatile and steady drum skills with a passion for the stage and bringing the show wherever they go, Corvida was formed. They were soon graced with the unbelievable energetic and legendary sounds of Renato Caranto on Sax.True to their message of hope and dedication for making a long-lasting impact, Corvida's band members Troy Williver and Sarah Billings have started a non-profit called Union of All to bring music back into the schools. The band has seen to it that a percentage of any of the sales and successes that Corvida generates will be given to help continue the growth and fruition that Union of All brings to their community and any place they go. They are known for using their widely welcomed talent to help raise funds for local schools.
If there is one thing to note, their performance is electric and creates a buzz that will keep people talking and coming back for more, for years to come. This is a sound that just keeps on giving.
CORVIDA - PO BOX 6555 / PORTLAND, OREGON 97228 - 503 680-3525