The Strangely Possibles

Friday - May, 10 @ 6:00pm

vocals, acoustic guitar, blues harp & arrangements

acoustic & electric guitars & arrangements
keyboards, piano, flute, glockenspiel, & Hammond B3

congas, violin, vocals, djembe, & assorted hand percussion

electric bass guitar & cello


The Strangely Possibles are a curious mix. There was the keyboardist who would show half-dead, only to be resuscitated by old coffee or cheap red wine. When Latin terminology and stories about brokenhearted composers from the 17th century crept into his conversation, the engineer knew he was ready. The guitar player delivered the latest update on the next Armageddon as he lugged in 3 additional axes (just in case). And the bassist was a rock who, with two short words, kept the band chuckling through the night. From his wardrobe of loops, kits, and dozens of strange toys, the one-man rhythm department was a slave driver for precision while graciously shepherding a sometimes-wayward leader. Then young Romeo, the cellist, who smelled like cigarettes and dirty laundry, would usually nail something wonderfully righteous on the first take. The singer is something like an optimistic orphan taking a group of expert mountain guides on a trek without a map. Since age 12, he grew his head with wah-wah pedals, udu drums, orchestra swells & countermelodies. The other band members were surprised, yet inevitably turned on by his barrage of arrangement ideas.

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, July 6th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, July 6th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Thursday, July 7th

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble

Thursday, July 7th

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Showmen’s Rest

Thursday, July 7th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Bird at Sea

Friday, July 8th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.