Leroy Sanchez

Monqui Presents

Leroy Sanchez

Jacob Miller

Sun, May 6

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Old Church

Portland, OR

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is all ages

Leroy Sanchez
Leroy Sanchez
Leroy Sanchez’s whirlwind journey from his bedroom in Abechuco, a small village (pop. 3300) in the rural Basque region of Spain, to global YouTube superstardom began as a whimsical lark in 2007. Curious about the video platform and inspired by others posting covers of pop songs, the talented 15 year old grabbed his acoustic guitar, turned on the webcam, and sang his soulful version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway.” The synergy between Leroy and his growing legion of fans made him an unstoppable, ever-evolving viral sensation that, over the past ten years, has resulted in over 3 million subscribers, 323 million views – including an astounding 42 million views alone for his cover of Adele’s “Hello.”

With the release of his highly anticipated independent EP Elevated, Leroy transcends the bounds of YouTube fame and emerges as a multi-faceted singer-songwriter and hit maker in his own right. Its just-dropped lead single, the infectiously seductive “Man of the Year,” is quickly capturing the hearts of millions of fans excited to hear a fresh side of the multi-talented singer-songwriter’s artistry. People magazine calls it “a soulful, lovesick bop reminiscent of Justin Timberlake and Ed Sheeran.” Pop culture tastemaker Perez Hilton affectionately states, “This is such a good slow jam! And we’re a sucker for a guy who sings in his falsetto!”

Testament to the caliber of industry talent that Leroy is vibing with in the studio these days, he wrote the track with Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman (Trey Songz, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige) and Kam Parker (Danity, Keyshia Cole). It was produced by Australian production duo Finatik N Zac (John Legend, Machine Gun Kelly, Chris Brown).
Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller
A Wisconsin native, Jacob Miller left his hometown for Portland, OR the summer of 2009 via Amtrak; bringing with him only a suitcase and a Fender Jaguar guitar. After just one year in the city - he left to travel North America to study and perform music while working on various farms and ranches between travels. Time spent as a farm hand in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina shaped his devotion to the finger picking style of the region. Playing along with old recordings and locals in the surrounding areas of Appalachia, Miller delved into the inner workings of the music’s style and history.

Several jaunts and near 2 years later, Miller returned to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a new group. Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners was formed on the porches and in the backyards of East Portland. Leading the band, Jacob also managed and wrote for the 6 piece roots/swing group for their 5 1/2 duration. After extensive touring and releasing 4 studio albums, Jacob and the Crooners disbanded August of 2017.

Miller now focuses his efforts on a different kind of songwriting and storytelling. Having a strong appreciation for minimalist pop, and firm roots planted in American traditional music - Jacob Miller crafts a sound unique to his abilities and style.