Columbia County, OR- New to Columbia County, Acoustic Flash Mob (AFM) packed the house the night of their 1st performance on Feb 24th at Running Dogs Brewery in St Helens. This is just the beginning for AFM fans as they are also performing April 14th at Warren Country Inn and booked for Rainier Days in July 2018. So you too can join in the sensation surrounding the new concept of reflective social commentary and humor inviting those that listen to engage in the music and fun.
Band Member, Todd Tolles, tells the tale of how the band formed, “Acoustic Flash Mob, aka AFM, began one fine summer day back in 2016. Two acoustic guitar troubadours, Bob Salisbury and Todd Tolles, wandered into the dining patio of one of our local Columbia County establishments, sparked by Bob Salisbury’s brilliant idea of finding an audience, instantly, to partake in our fun… we sat down with a few local patrons and began playing some familiar songs. After being well received and appreciated some of the folks joined along in singing, AFM was born.” Tolles explains, “Fast forward to today; we ‘Troubadors’ have decided to take AFM up a notch by adding a rhythm section. The rhythm section has Chris Ponti on upright Bass and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Sean Clark on percussion. Enhancing the ability brought a whole slew of new songs to perform as a mostly acoustic outfit; think MTV Unplugged circa the early 90’s.” The spirit of the ‘flash mob’ stays alive with the use of songbooks at performances to help audiences sing along.
AFM creates a fun loving, intimate vibe in the venues where they show up or even in their planned shows. They choose songs with a little bit of reflective social commentary and some tongue in cheek humor, along with some very familiar tunes to those for singin’ along to. AFM aims to enrich people’s time out in our local community with thoughtful, good vibrations. AFM wants you to resolve to evolve by seeing more live music in 2018 and they are the perfect group to inspire folks to do just that. Their mission for their show is simple: AFM-Resolve to Evolve | See More Live Music. Contact band manager, Meagan Tolles for booking and questions 503-333-8790.