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BIG spRing Guide


SONOMA COUNTY, CA. ~ A “sound Soundman and a really nice guy,” a phrase that


de-


scribes David


“Bubba” Forma-


to, who is


sound


engineer at


wood Cafe in Cotati. Red- Bubba


gets a lot of shout-outs from appreciative musicians on the stage. Attentive to details and always welcoming when the bands load-in to the venue, he is professional every step of the way from sound-check to en- core. Born in Chicago, raised in


Los Angeles, Formato moved to Sonoma County in 2002 to raise his family with Dalila, his wife of 30 years. T e couple has two sons and a daughter and three grandkids. Formato fondly recalls seeing his fi rst concert when he was around 14 and his Aunt took him to see Smokey Robison at the Univer- sal Amphitheatre, a concert that infl uenced his career path. Passionate about most genres as long as the musical quality is good, Formato has a deep ap- preciation for the artistry that musicians achieve.


UPBEAT ROCKS!


Musical Notes in Sonoma County Sound is Everything! together


by Shekeyna Black • shekeyna@gmail.com Formato started DJ-ing in


1984 when he and friends pieced


“rinky-dink


homemade [speaker] cabinets,”


he the music


nisces. “I just


mixing


remi- loved and


I got pretty good at it. We


mixed


actual vi- nyl records, back in the day,”


he


says with a laugh. He was the DJ for the Fri- day


Nights and worked


Latin as


a bouncer doing security at a place called Little Switzerland in the City of Sonoma. People will know the place formerly as Rossi’s and currently as T e Reel Fish Shop. Community- minded, Formato provides the sound system and his engineer- ing skills for non-profi t events; such as, Meals on Wheels and St. Rose Parish fundraisers and the Peace & Justice Cen- ter of Sonoma County’s annual Concert in the Hub. Formato has mixed for some of the best bands in Sonoma County. He


was the soundman for Mid- night Sun Massive and it was DJ Bagga, who was one of the man- agers


of that


band, who


helped


get For- mato a job fi lling


in oc- casion-


ally on sound


at Red- wood Cafe. One


thing led to


another, and he


became the venue’s sound en- gineer. He has had the oppor- tunity to mix for local bands; such as the Pulsators, Soul Fuse, Levi Lloyd, THUGZ , Foxes in the Henhouse and Rhythm Rangers to name a few, as well as some touring acts like, Ma- ria Muldaur, Pato Banton, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Coco Montoya and most recently, Black Uhu- ru. Formato says, “I love music and I love doing what I do, it’s a positive thing!”


New Quarterly Entertainment Publication By Upbeat Times Begins July 2018


Featuring Concerts, Nightspots, Musicians, Art Shows and Artists, Events, Celebrations, Wine & Beer Events & a whole lot of Enter- tainment Variety. When you think of Music...Think of Upbeat! Send us your event...Anything Art, Music, or if you own a business that supports entertainment you can reserve ad space at a nominal fee! Send your submissions by June 20th! upbeat@upbeattimes.com


Yes...we put this announcement in at an angle on purpose! What you are will show in what you do. ~ Thomas A. Edison


Meet the Author Dotty Shenk of “Fire in the Wine Country, Hanks Story”


Hank is a 3-year old Tabby Cat who had to evacuate to Solano County during the 2017 Wildfi res!


Silent Auction & Fundraiser at Soda Rock Winery


Food & Wine & Fun!


Join us for


May 19, 2018 Starting at 6pm


This years event will raise funds for a much needed structure to temporarily house any cats prior to barn relocation or adop- tion! CCAT has placed 50 feral cats into Barn Relocation including cats displaced from the Wildfi res!


Directions:


8015 Highway 128 in Healdsburg


Featuring Wilson Family Wines and Marks the Spot Catering!


CCAT of Napa/Sonoma info@calicat.org or calicat.org


Call: 707-302-8236 UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • May 2018 • 17


UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • May 2018 • 17


“Whatever you did today is enough. Whatever you felt today is valid. Whatever you thought today isn’t to be judged. Repeat the above each day.”


Brittany Burgunder 1st Annual... Weird Facts & Trivia - 4


Kefi r is a fermented camel’s milk beverage with a 2 - 3% alcohol content, popular in the Caucasus (a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea). Kefi r was originally made from camel’s milk, but is now frequently made from cow’s milk.


“Saving


Lives...One Cat at a Time!”








Shekeyna


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