Warren Dunes formed one morning when... 

Singer Julia Massey turned to her husband, the rock band frontman for Electric NoNo, Jared Cortese, and said, “it’s time.” Massey, the longtime frontwoman for Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount, is known for her sweet falsettos and childlike buoyancy. Cortese, who writes intricate electric guitar-based songs, turned to his wife and said, “I think you’re right.”

The musical power couple is backed by a marvel of a rhythm section with Dominic Cortese on drums and Matt Deason on bass. Both Dominic and Matt have played with Julia and Jared for years in their prior projects and with many others in the Seattle music scene. Now, the foursome has formed like a sonic Voltron to play joyous, dance-worthy music with a purpose: the profits from each show the band plays will go toward a cause near and dear to their hearts: finding people homes. Prior recipients have included the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, the ACLU and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. See Warren Dunes at an Emerald City venue near you and help the cause.

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