Angela Marie Project
Lesbian couple-fronted, Angela Marie Project, and their GLBTQA-friendly/supported band, add spark to any setting. Angela Marie Project, known as “AMP” to many fans, play all original music that is energizing, touching, and uplifting. This electro-acoustic, energetic-yet-sensual, progressive-yet-approachable band doesn’t waste time trying to fit a genre label…they simply embrace the yin-yang nature of good music.
The nucleus of AMP is the fun-loving couple, Angela Marie and Kat Hall. Coming together musically was one of their relationship’s greatest surprises. They strive to live a life of compassion and passion on and off the stage. Their harmonies meld like one voice and their smiles are contagious.
AMP is well-known for giving their music and time to fundraisers. They have been playing for numerous GLBT events and fundraisers over the years including Spokane Rainbow Festival, EWU PrideFest, Odyssey Youth Center events and Pride Foundation events, along with other numerous human rights, animal welfare, and environmental fundraisers. They have been featured on KYRS Queer Sounds radio show as well as KPND, KCDA, KHQ of Spokane and WAER from Syracuse, New York. Angela Marie was the lead singer in the former Seattle bands Saucy Jane and Aisle 5 with history of playing Tacoma Pride among many other events. Prior to that she lead many bands in her homeland of Wisconsin while being a social worker for ten years with people living with HIV and AIDS.
AMP is eager to share their love with YOU!
Queens of the Palomino
Queens of the Palomino is a drag group from Spokane Washington, who performs at the Palomino Club every second Thursday of the month.
Started in December of 2015 by the club owner Wendy Jordan, and local drag entertainer Gypsie Hex; our shows have grown to be the only consistent 18+ drag show in the community; With bringing opportunities for underage performers to have a place to call their own, and bringing outside talent into Spokane. We are so thrilled to be entertaining Spokane Pride 2017
Rouge La Rue
Rouge La Rue is an avant garde performance group specializing in can can and cabaret. They perform their original acts and choreographies in variety shows and burlesque shows around town. Their latest production “L’amour,” a full scale cabaret, premiered in July and February 2016. Whether its fluffy skirts, fancy tricks or feathery fans, Rouge La Rue aims high with their oh so enticing, ravishing, dazzling performances.
Madeline McNeill is an operatically trained singer, songstress, body philosopher, and general rabble-rouser. She tantalizes audiences with performances of opera and jazz, accompanying herself on guitar, or singing to electronic beats with original lyrics. You can find her singing in a variety of venues–farmer’s markets, burlesque shows, concert halls–where she enjoys bending gender, class, and cultural ideologies. In addition to being a singer, Madeline developed a post-disciplinary approach to understanding the self as a body called “Body Philosophy” which stokes her inner fire to create. In 2016, she received and grant from Artist Trust to write an original opera with electronic music entitled “I, Body.” She self-published a book called “Is There a Soul?” Madeline also studied opera in Italy as part of the EPCASO (Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera) program and has a BA in Music from Western Washington University. madelinemcneill.com
A long time ally and host for Pride, Abbey is ecstatic to be taking part in this year’s celebration. Abbey is a local director, actress, award winning vocalist and the region’s only trained cabaret singer. She has been onstage in this region for over 25 years- having had the privilege of singing with The Spokane Symphony as well as performing with local bands like The Hot Club of Spokane and Floating Crowbar.
The Divine Jewels
The Divine Jewels is a fierce creature with a passion for the arts. She has performed and directed burlesque for 10 years in Spokane with glitter in her heart. She’s that kind of person who displays a take charge kind of attitude on and off stage. She is a force to change views and alter society’s views on beauty. Nothing is as it seems in her eyes. Her visual art focuses on human connection and issues that affect women. Her art has been displayed in an array of different mediums, ranging from watercolors and print all the way to sculptures. She also has a massive love for performance art. The Divine Jewels has also found a deep love for DJing, because it brings everyone together and creates a social connection and energy that cannot be duplicated anywhere but on a dance floor. “Bringing my community and my queer family together under the Spokane stars is a magical moment and I am honored to share it will all of you.”
Formed originally as a one-night-only Bowie tribute band, Atari Ferrari rises from the ashes of longtime Spokane rockers, The Camaros, paired with the more introspective songwriting of Matthew Hughes, known on his own as Automatic Shoes.
Jamie Boyd is a nationally touring Comedian. She is one of the very few female Native American (Choctaw Nation) comics in the world currently touring. Her unique perspective and background has made her a crowd favorite time and time again. As a young comedian, she was named one of the Northwest’s top comedians and has continued to achieve success.She has placed in the top three of every contest entered, including Native America’s Got Talent 2014, 2014 and ’16 Spokane Valleyfest competitions, and Portland’s Dirty Angel talent competition 2016, to name a few. Jamie Boyd’s boisterous on-stage personality and infectious smile suck you in and keep you rolling with laughter from start to finish.
After coming in as a finalist in two comedy competitions in his first year(2001), Joe Fontenot hit the road extensively, unleashing his Bipolar style of comedy on audiences all over the country. Thought of as a comic that just can’t be labeled, you just don’t know what Joe will bring to the stage from night to night. Whether it’s “angry-in-your-face” or “wild and crazy”. But one thing is certain, it’s always consistent, and intensely funny. For this reason that Joe is being touted as one of the strongest up-and-coming comedians in the northwest.
Jac Archer is a graduating literature student at Eastern Washington University, a local activist, and has been performing poetry for a little over a year. Jac’s poetry debut was a sweaty-palmed impulse reading at a Love and Outrage Arts Collective open mic. After publicly sharing their poetry for the first time, Jac’s friends told them in no uncertain terms to “keep going.” They did. Jac continues to participate in Love and Outrage and other local open mics, and performed at a queer poet themed benefit this winter. They are honored to share their words with the City of Spokane at what will be their first Pride.
With his touring show: Illusio, Isaiah Daniels has captivated and baffled audiences all around the Pacific Northwest. This quirky young man has taken magic to a new and artistic level bringing with him, on stage, a hope that he can propel the acceptance of the LGBTQ community along with other relevant social topics one audience at a time. Above all else, his magic is sure to amaze and fool you, so don’t miss out on watching this young man perform in this years entertainment line up.