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The lineup for Pressure Point is filled with some of Portland`s finest musicians and singers. Here is a little background on each band member.

KEYBOARDS: Matthew Lotz

Matt's great keyboard playing along with his overall musicality, provides the crowning touch that helps make Pressure Point the most sought after "variety" band in the Portland area. Matthew performed with another well known Portland "variety" band, Night Flight for nearly ten years as well as being in demand for solo piano and Jazz work. Matthew is also the musical director for his church.


The ubiquitous Dan Schauffler has played with so many well known local acts you would think he must be a clone. The Crazy Eights, Nu Shooze, Cal Scott, Lily Wilde, Gino Vanelli, and Johnny Limbo are but a few of the bands that have benefited from Dan's great playing. Dan also possesses a spontaneous sense of humor that helps to keep things upbeat and fun.

DRUMS/ VOCALS: Chris Foster

Chris Foster Born June 11, 1986, started playing drums at the age of three. By the time he was seven he had already started playing professionally with his father, virtuoso B-3 Organist, Ronnie Foster. He went on to study with Peter Michael Escovedo, drummer for Mariah Carey. At 14 Chris started playing with various artists that his father produced, including Will Downing and Roger Smith (Keyboard player for Tower of Power). Chris has toured Japan and played extensively in Las Vegas. The youngest member of the band, Chris provides an amazing sense of groove and youthful exuberance that keeps the band’s energy at a high level!


It might be easier to describe what Chuck hasn't done than to list his credentials. Chuck has played with several of the area's favorite bands such as Design, Freeway and Two Much. Chuck is a first call guitarist for session work and when other bands need a sub. Chuck is one of the most versatile players anywhere, His style ranges from subtle acoustic, classical to nail you to the wall rock n' roll. Chuck spent two years performing in Hawaii and has toured the mainland with various club bands. He is a powerful singer with a wide range of expression. The consummate professional.


Michael, the founder of Pressure Point is a solid bass player and exceptional singer. A strong front person with an engaging personality, Michael is a master at setting the pace for Pressure Point to create the desired party atmosphere. He has done commercial work and has worked extensively as a DJ and emcee. A very versatile performer!


An extraordinary vocalist, Jennifer Lyn counts as influences, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Jennifer Holliday, Etta James and Crystal Lewis among others. Over the past 10 years Jennifer has performed with many local bands as well as being in demand for studio work as a lead and background vocalist. Jenn possesses a pure, soulful voice and a warm, charismatic stage presence that audiences really respond to.


Lynn is a multi talented performer as a vocalist, horn player and dancer. Presently gives private dance instruction at her studio in SE Portland and with her husband hosts a popular Tuesday Night Salsa class at Vie de Boheme in SE Portland.


*The band is also available as a Quintet.


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