Passport Approved Showcase

Doug Fir Lounge
830 E Burnside
Portland, OR 97214
United States

Event Description:

94/7's Passport Approved Showcase brings you the best new music from all over the world. This year, we couldn't be more excited to welcome artists from Finland, New Zealand, and Indonesia to the Doug Fir on March 2nd. Get your tickets here before they're gone!

Katéa, the Helsinki, Finland-based chanteuse is one of the most inspiring new female artists to emerge in recent years and is poised for global success. Katéa's Scandinavian origin brings in the wistful and profound features of northern mentality and combines it with international pop-scene. Her uniquely deep and vivid voice soars through the music and has a clear, easily recognizable own signature sound differencing her from the other big names in pop genres. Katéa has already impressed everyone with her amazingly wide vocal-register and true professionalism, which she has gained by performing and making music since the age of nine.


Ben Hazlewood was a finalist on "The Voice" in Australia and has worked the globe from London to Nashville, where he recorded "Wanted" and its predecessor "Paint Me Black" with longtime collaborator and friend Duncan Sparks. "'Wanted' is a song about unrequited love and the angst and frustration, the desperation that comes with it," Hazlewood says. "It's a powerful plea to the person you feel more for than you have ever felt before. The last cry for a change that you anticipate may never come."


Twin brothers Beni and Bony aim to put the soul back to the music, when everything about it is a hard earned affair. Inspired by the golden age of rock, and disturbed by the Indonesian mainstream music scene, they formed Speaker First. They caught the attention of Sony Music and stormed into the Indonesian music scene with their straight, plug n play, garage rock style music on their debut album, Whatever You Say. Following a brief hiatus, they are back and more powerful than ever.