Inspired by the need for emotional release and the desire for spiritual relaxation through sonic enlightenment, Vaughn Kreestoe was formed in Bellingham in April of 2008. Here's what "What's Up! Magazine", had to say about a recent live performance:
"Vaughn Kreestoe's such a tight band they sound like they've been together a decade... They may have been labeled a jazz band due to effortless improvisation, but they bring on the funk...the bodies filled the dance floor, rocking to guitarist Jeremy Elliot and keyboardist Delvon Lamarr's seamless leads...the audience stood just to listen, in sheer awe, to (Michael) Harris' incredible voice with its luminous tone and outstanding range... as Kevin Chryst rode his drums like brilliant, musical stallions."