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The RUST- A Melodic Rock Experience

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The RUST has been playing in clubs and events around Portland, Oregon for the past twelve years and always provide a great listening experience for all. 


Come out and see The RUST at:


February 25, 2012 - "The River Roadhouse"

11921 SE 22nd Avenue

Milwaukie, OR 97222

SUMMER 2012 - Outdoor Summer Events


Methven Family Vineyards - TBA

Methven Family Vineyards

11400 Westland Lane
Dayton OR 97114
Phone: 503-868-7259
Fax: 503-868-7284

Oak Knoll Winery "Toast of the Tune"- TBA

Oak Knoll Winery

29700 SW Burkhalter Road

Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: 503-648-8198
Fax: 503-648-3377

others to be posted.....................


We are looking to book more local shows and events and will update this site as we make plans.  For booking information contact us .


The RUST is a melodic rock band formed in Portland, Oregon with a range of music spanning from power ballads to mid-tempo rockers with beautiful keyboards, acoustic guitars and outrageous vocals!  

The self-titled debut CD (RUST), features a wide range of powerful vocals from Pat Yadon teamed with sonic and rhythmic feels, from drummer Charlie Swift and Jim Beatty on bass which provides a foundation to color the creative and diverse contours of guitar/keyboardist Phil Klahn and guitarist Dan McAlister.

Fans have been amazed at how this talented group makes the studio sound expand in a live setting and shows a whole new dimension of the group.

For additional band information or bookings call 503-519-4400 or 503-708-6321 or leave us an email at . 

Band Members


Pat Yadon - Vocals, keyboards

Pat’s strong tenor voice and soaring melody lines provide the signature sound of the band. Along with his extensive background in vocal harmony and recording, Pat Yadon has toured along the West coast and overseas. The band perfoms songs from his two solo projects during live gigs to move into another dimension of the groups talents.


Charlie Swift - Drums, backing vocals

Charlie keeps the time and adds his voice to the powerful harmonies of the band. He has been playing drums, singing and recording in rock bands throughout Oregon and Washington from 14 years of age. Charlie’s influences include Peter Cris, Terry Bozio, Phil Collins, John Bonham, Keith Moon, and Neil Peart and basically any other drummer he can steal chops from.


Jim Beatty- Bass, backing vocals

Jim is a great player and an original member of the RUST.  He holds down the low end with powerful yet tasteful licks honed from years of club dates and collaborations throughout western Oregon and Washington.  Jim has a voice that adds another dimension to the RUST harmonies and we welcome Jim back to band after many years away!!


Phil Klahn - Keyboards, guitars, and backing vocals

Phil provides a creative flourish and solid melodic foundation to the group, and his rhythm guitar playing adds even more versatility to the band. He is a prolific songwriter with a wide range of musical interests. In addition to his own solo projects, Phil has produced projects for several area artists.


Jon Lamaruex – Guitar

Jon comes to band through a friendship with Charlie in the Billionaire Bachelors and from being a long time fan of the RUST.  Jon brings the bluesy edge to the band and rips up some SRV, Cream and Santana!!



The RUST Live at the Westside Bar & Grill

Pat Yadon

Jim Beatty

Phil Klahn

Jon Lamaruex

Charlie Swift