Marv and Rindy Ross at Winona Grange in Tualatin, OR 12/11/22

By | November 14, 2022


By BRENT ANGELO // Marv and Rindy Ross say goodbye to the reside stage with one final farewell efficiency.

Marv and Rindy Ross have been staples of the Portland music scene for many years. The couple who impressively celebrated their fiftieth wedding ceremony anniversary collectively have additionally been taking part in equally spectacular music for over fifty years. They began their profession as Seafood Mama within the late 70s and would later evolve into Quarterflash, which had large success within the 80s, together with their large hit “Harden My Coronary heart”. Marv and Rindy additionally began The Path Band within the early ’90s as a historic ensemble to honor the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of The Oregon Path, which has change into a vacation musical custom, with the band placing on particular vacation reveals whereas benefiting charitable causes.

After years of musical success, Quarterflash retired in 2019. The Path Band would additionally retire after their very own profitable 30-year run. Marv and Rindy would then go on to jot down, document and carry out as a duo, however have now determined it’s also time to retire from performing altogether and carry out reside. Marv and Rindy Ross simply carried out their final gig on the Winona Grange in Tualatin, OR.

The present was really a particular evening celebrating memorable moments from their legendary musical profession which included two units of music. There was nice music, tons of snickers and plenty of love. Highlights of the music included a formidable model of “Love is a Street” and the 2 acquired a standing ovation after their efficiency of “Harden My Coronary heart”.

Marv and Rindy Ross are nice musicians, however they’re additionally Earth folks. They each care, have given a lot again and have had a big impact on and off stage. Personally, I bear in mind listening to Quarterflash on the radio on a regular basis rising up. It is a uncommon factor for music to cross genres and be beloved by so many individuals, however that is what they achieved as musical artists. After I moved right here and entered the Portland music scene, The Path Band had a particular affect on me.

Their live shows have been such a nice trip expertise. The present was a extremely enjoyable household occasion. I took my spouse and youngsters, and we had been having such a good time. The band had such a wealth of proficient musicians, there have been some hilarious moments within the manufacturing, and the present actually received you into the vacation season. We miss the Path Band and its vacation allure, however we nonetheless have so many fond reminiscences of these reveals.

When artists like Marv and Rindy retire, it is actually an enormous loss for reside music. Watching their final present, I used to be actually impressed with their efficiency, how nice they sounded that evening, and left the present impressed by what I noticed and heard. They’re two artists with a lot musical expertise, a long time of expertise, nice songs, and wonderful chemistry. Marv and Rindy are the actual deal.

Of their ultimate efficiency, they felt everybody’s love, appreciation and respect. Terry (Currier) and I joked that we hope they offer us a KISS someday and do one other goodbye present someday. If that is really the final present in historical past, I am grateful and honored to have been there. You’ll each be missed on stage. Thanks for the music and the reminiscences. Take pleasure in your retirement and I want them each the most effective. It was really a particular night of music from two very wonderful folks.

Marv and Rindy Ross “Seafood Mama” reside from Winona Grange in Tualatin, OR 12/11/22

Marv and Rindy Ross “Love is a Street” reside from Winona Grange in Tualatin, OR 12/11/22

Marv and Rindy Ross “Harden My Coronary heart” reside from Winona Grange in Tualatin, OR 12/11/22

ADDITIONAL OMN – A number of memorable moments and phrases in honor of Marv and Rindy Ross by Terry Currier of Music Millennium

“I bear in mind their supervisor bringing me the one ‘Harden My Coronary heart’ after I was operating the DJ’s Sound Metropolis retailer on the Washington Sq. Mall in 1980. He left a field of it. I instantly known as him again and I ordered some extra by no means noticed the mania created by that music we bought possibly 1000 which I had by no means skilled for a 7 inch single.

“I received an invitation from Marv & Rindy to the third album ‘Again Into Blue’ launch get together at a restaurant on the South Waterfront. It was an important occasion with the who’s who of document retailing, radio and media.

“In 1990, Quarterflash recorded their 4th album ‘Lady In The Wind’ for Epic Information. With the change in label personnel, Epic shelved the album in the US and didn’t launch it. Nonetheless, in 1991 it was going to be launched in Europe Rindy and Marv instructed me about the potential of getting some and doing a document launch efficiency on the retailer we had been capable of get an excellent quantity of Sweden and certain sufficient we had a packed efficiency on the retailer and we bought quite a lot of them in retailer and over the subsequent two years.

“Quarterflash was a part of the primary class of inductees into the Oregon Music Corridor of Fame. They carried out twice on the induction ceremony and every time they had been requested, they had been delighted to meet the request. Marv & Rindy, in addition to being proficient, are two of the nicest folks I’ve ever met, they help what they imagine in and have all the time cared concerning the native music neighborhood in addition to the neighborhood they reside in. Even with the gold and platinum information, they by no means modified, they had been nonetheless these real folks they had been after they performed native golf equipment as Seafood Mama.