We’re Really Serious About This Whole Business of Having a Good Time!
Variety Now Featuring new shows with
Michkael and Tarshene
Welcome Michkael
This dynamic duo are featured in shows highlighting music from the 40's to the 00's and then join to sing awe-inspiring duets. Shows include Tarshene's and Michkael's high-energy dance sets with Motown hits, songs from the 70's to the 90's, as well as big band swing sets from these multi-talented entertainers.

“With this band...somehow it always seems like New Years Eve...”

Seattle native Michkael Baker has lived his entire life in the Pacific Northwest. He has performed with Tarshene in the popular Northwest band Body and Soul and as an actor in "Chorus Line," "Godspell," and other stage productions. His voice can be heard in numerous commercials for Nike, Hewlett-Packard, and other local companies. An accomplished dancer as well... Look for Michkael and Tarshene to tear up the stage with some great dance routines.
Receptions and Shows
Evenings often begin with backround and/or dinner music, jazz or standards, and progress through the years until they're dancin' their hearts out. Concerts of course are a different story. Here it's high energy from beginning to end. We feature different shows annually. This years opus features Tarshene and Michkael singing big band swing tunes, and it's impossible to sit still once Michkael and Tarshene hit the stage!
A Few Of Our Favorite Repeat Clients
We rehearse often in order to present new, fresh, and polished material. If you heard the band last year, chances are that over thirty new, uniquely arranged tunes (representing over two playing-time hours) have been added to our playlist. In addition to keeping the sounds interesting for you, exciting new tunes keep the music fun for us. This festive spirit is our trademark and it's what we give to you. Portland Trail Blazers, Bite Festival, Reed College, Guardian Management, FEI Corp., Tektronix, Farmers Insurance, Waverly C.C., Town Club, Willamette Medical, L.P.G.A., Komen Foundation, Race for the Cure, Radisys, M.A.C., Rose Festival, O.H.S.U., American Cancer Society, P.O.V.A., Oregon Public Broadcasting, Nordstrum, U of O, Galleria, ICI, Doernbecher, Portland Art Museum, State Farm Insurance, AND MANY, MANY MORE!

Notable Quotes

“Required to forgo Rock and provide only Swing Music for the religious affiliated (George Fox College) school, (The Cubs) soon had 150 grinning young people in formal dress Lindy hopping around the Governor Hotel Ballroom”
—Lynn Darouch, Oregonian
“The venerable Portland band has been around since 1983, playing festivals, nightclubs, weddings, corporate parties and other casual gigs, delighting with it's superb musicianship, versatility and fun-loving spirit”
—Marty Hughley, Oregonian
For booking information contact Joe (503) 209-8414 or e mail joe@swinglinecubs.com