Who are we?
Furiously Fantastic Frontman
Jonathan plays piano, sings, and weaves words and music into evocative tapestries we wrap around our shoulders to keep the cold within us company.
Siren of the Sad
Julie is the songbird that seduces you into being vain enough to believe every song is about you. She also plays melodica and makes the maracas shake.
Bewitching Bassist of Babel
Matt has been with the band since its beginnings. He plays bass and breaks hearts with his backup vocals and stage swagger. He has a hat and isn't afraid to use it.
Virtuoso Violinist of Valor
Tomoki Martens is a classically trained violinist who plays with an ardent spirit that pulls you into the story falling from his fingers.
Ultrasonic Ukulele Underworldling
Jessica ushers rhythm and galactic sparkle into the sonic mix with her uke and banjolele. She also bathes us in harmonic balance with her voice.
Phenomenal Purveyor of Percussion
Mac McGowan holds you together with his cajóne and candor. He'll occasionally pull out a horn and blow your mind.
About The Band
Bright & Shiny began in 2013 with Jonathan Oak, Matt Cockrell, and Jessica Ann working on Jonathan's material in front of a fireplace in Hillsboro, Oregon. It has shifted and morphed and gained and lost members and has finally taken its proper form and wound up in Portland. Bright & Shiny is a group of musicians whose synergy translates into dramatic performances that take audiences on an introspective ride through compelling storytelling. They blend dark themes, goth rock, jazz, singer-songwriter, and Jonathan Oak's evocative lyrics into a unique style of dark cabaret. Their practices are notorious for intense energy, ridiculousness, bad jokes, delicious foodmaking, and having artists and fans join for an evening of community and inspiration.
Let us rivet you to your seat
OCTOBER 4, 2017
ASH STREET SALOON
Ash Street Saloon is one of our favorite venues, and is closing its doors soon. This will be our last show here, so help us close it down in style! Come help us show them how much we appreciate their support!
225 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204
$5 at the door
OCTOBER 12, 2017
Gaelynn Lea is a phenomenal musician and performer. She is a classically trained violinist with a haunting style and beautiful lyrics. She has asked us to perform with her during her week-long residency in Portland. We are thrilled to share a stage with her!
303 SW 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
JANUARY 14TH, 2018
THE POE SHOW
CLINTON STREET THEATER
This is Bright & Shiny's third year playing The Poe Show. It's a sometimes crazy and sometimes breathtaking, but always a fun show. We will be one of many acts honoring and/or roasting the master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.
7pm, all Ages, with caution (uncensored content)
2522 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202
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