Special Purpose

Combining vintage keyboards and lead guitar, Special Purpose blends psychedelic sounds with earthy elements of funk and jazz.  The band has been playing shows in the Portland, Oregon area since 2016 with some of the best musicians in the city.  Their debut instrumental album Password, written by guitarist Lance Vallis, was released in 2019 and features Paul Paresa on keyboards (Sweet n’ Juicy, Cloud 6), Hunter Parmentier on bass (Stephen Marley), and Forest Carter on drums (Far Out West, Giraffe Dodgers).

Featuring Lance Vallis on guitar, Paul Paresa on keyboards, Hunter Parmentier on bass, and Forest Carter on drums.

Special thanks to Melissa Carroll for saxophone on "Loneliness (Isn’t So Bad)”


Recorded at B-Side Studios in Portland, OR by Steve Strauss.

Mixed at Falcon Recording Studios by Mark Kaeder

Mastered at Specialized Mastering by Dana White

Artwork by GEM.of.NILES


Password (Album)
Special Purpose
Loneliness (Isn't So Bad)
Midnight Madness
Morning Coffee
I Like It
A Day In the Park