Tribe Mars are a soul/jazz/funk/hiphop act based in Portland. Keyboards, vocals, trumpet, guitar, bass and drums create this bands fresh yet slightly nostalgic sound that’s largely born out of improvisation. Drummer Robert and guitarist Brett of Northern California met keyboard player Andre Burgos of Philly while he was playing piano at local bar Roadside Attractions. A month later singer/trumpet player Shawn Dungee of N. Arizona came in and added a focal point. After a few months of jamming, Robert and Brett’s pal and former bandmate Brian moved up from L.A. and hopped on the bass guitar, completing and fleshing out the bands sound. The culmination of diverse musical backgrounds has resulted in a unique, raw, old school meets new school, West coast meets East coast vibe that’ll be sure to have you groovin’ and leave you toe tappin’ until their next show.