Located on Beautiful Vashon Island. Just a Ferry Ride away from
Seattle, Tacoma and Port Orchard. Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi offers American Classics and Sushi at great prices. We feature a Large Selection of Micro Brews on Tap, Bottle Beers & Cocktails. Full Food Menu is Available in the Bar. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout.
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Friday & Saturday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 10pm (Sushi til 9:30).
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 8pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
A VASHON EVENTS SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
WILL SING FOR FOOD – FOOD BANK BENEFIT
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
DONATIONS FOR THE FOOD BANK, NO COVER
Vashon Events presents “Will Sing For Food,” on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm.
Local musicians are signing up to perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. We’ll have a list of songs and performers available soon!
The evening marks the second time we’ve done this to kick off the holiday season in an intimate setting with some of the Island’s more endearing musicians.
It will be fun, festive and for a great cause.
In addition to a “tip jar” for the Food Bank, there will be boxes set up for non-perishable food donations. Things they could use right now are canned beans and meals, canned soups, pet food, and toiletries. This is yet another in a series of many special themed shows that will be produced by Vashon Events.
This show is a benefit for the Vashon/Maury Community Food Bank. There is no cover for the show, we’re hoping that everyone will contribute to the “Food Bank Tip Jar”, plus bring non-perishable food and toiletries to donate. This is always a tough time of year and every little bit helps.
Performing at this show:
“Coventry Carol” – Jennifer Krikawa, Charles Lovekin & Rebekah Kuzma
“Jingle Bell Rock” – Audrey, Joseph & Allison Shirk
“Winter Wonderland” – Trina Willard & Michael Whitmore
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – Sarah Hotchkiss
“Celebrate Me Home” – Pearce Cobarr & Michael Whitmore
“In The Bleak Midwinter” – Rebekah Kuzma & Andy James
“The Christmas Song” – Dianne Krouse
“Baby It’s Cold Outside/Santa Baby” – Maijah Sansen-Frey & Garnet Burk
“Silent Night” – Lauri Hennessey & Marita Ericksen
“Let It Snow” – Nick Hyde & Spencer Sinner
“Stop The Cavalry” – Louis & Olivia Mangione
“White Christmas” – Christine Goering
“Fairy Tale of New York” – Michael Whitmore & Dianne Krouse
“Shake Up Christmas” – Chai Ste Marie, Maggie & Josh
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – Joseph & Veronica Stewart
“Winter Hymn” – Roger Taylor, Gib Dammann, Evan Simmons
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Greg Dember, Dianne Krouse & Barry Cooper
“Here Comes Santa Claus” – Mick Etchoe & Barry Cooper
“My Favorite Things/Greensleeves” – Nancy Morgan, Patrick Christie & Dianne Krouse
“O Tannenbaum” – Barry Cooper & Christopher Overstreet
Rumor Has It began in 2009, when a group of long-time island musicians began loitering around a cabin on Vashon. From diverse musical backgrounds, they started jamming, pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and realized their musical destiny was string-band rock.
Five years later, after surprisingly few personnel changes, the band is still kicking it.
Roger Taylor – on guitar – came from the folk-rock world, where well-crafted songs and harmony vocals are king; Steve Amsden – on many guitars, banjo, and citern – commands a musical bazaar including at least rock, country, folk, Celtic, and bluegrass, and sells his soul to many island bands; Paul Colwell – on mandolin – has been in demand in Nashville, co-founded Up With People, and is our bluegrass elder statesman; Sarah Perlman – on fiddle –still sneaks off to play with chamber orchestras when she’s not ripping string-band rock solos; Dan Bruce – on drums – plays anything he can get his hands on with a steady funky groove; Gen Amsden – on vocals – the one in the band with tattoos, sings with swag way beyond her years, and Steve Meyer – on bass – never smiles, plays folk to jazz with several island groups, and keeps us in and out of time. Oh, and there’s a lot of singing.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!
A longtime Vashon favorite, this band aims to entertain you on the hottest dance night of the year with non-stop danceable tunes and a commanding stage presence. The band’s leader and powerful front man Troy Kindred is an entertainer in every sense of the word. His infectious energy and enthusiasm gets the crowd into the act – and his vocals will tear the paint off the back walls.
Kindred is backed by a tight 10-piece band that includes the big organ sound of keyboards, an inspired lead guitar, solid bass and drums and a dynamic three-piece horn section. And let’s not forget the female singers. Not only can these ladies sing, but they’ve got the moves too. The sheer size of Loose Change makes for a big sound and a great on-stage look.
Come out to the Red Bicycle on the biggest night of the year out on the dance floor and celebrate with Loose Change.
Once again, Wilson and Vashon Events present this show free of charge. Hope to see you there!
The High and Lonesome Band is a group of friends who’ve played together nearly 30 years. They’ve been together so long that some original band members have even been replaced by their offspring. With roots firmly planted in American Ethnic music, High and Lonesome brings an intricate, tasty brew of bluegrass, blues, and Bakersfield-style country music.
Islanders will recognize John Schubert on guitar and vocals, with Tab Tabscott on dobro and pedal steel. Will McSeveney will play the banjo, Pete Martin on fiddle, mandolin, and vocals, Terry Enyeart on bass and vocals, and Jim Bluhm on a variety of instruments.
Get ready for some good time dance music in a folky/country vein.
No cover, show starts at 8:30, all ages until 11:00pm.
We all know a One Nitestand is never enough – You just want more! Well good news, they’re back! And they have new stuff as well as a female duo who will redefine the local blues scene. This band is ‘nothin’ but rockin’ blues’ and you’ll say “oh yeah!” when you hear them! Can Blues/rock be this much fun? It is for the players and it will be for you when you join this band of musicians who’ve been rode hard and put away wet. They’re dusting it off and shinin’ up nice for another rare gem of a show.
These musical veterans play their favorite blues tunes and spice ‘em up with their own originals. They’ve all got blues chops, from growling it to flat-out rockin’. And wait ‘’til you hear the female singers! Fresh from playing in the local band, Avaaza, Terri and Azula will leave you crying for more. They’ve been playing for a long time and have musical histories too long to mention here. The all-island players present a nice mix of talent:
Luke’s guitar screams the blues like a down-hearted frail and goes raw at just the right times. And when he sings, he knows most of the words too. Amazing! Harmonica king, Lonesome Mike, will slip you some of his own grimy vocals over the sw-e-e-e-e-t sound of blues harp all night long, baby. Slab blows his sax to the max with his own brand of playing that will even impress your friends. Gib, well, has that strong back beat that keeps things smoking as he’s laying down the beat. Percussionist Fletcher creates those additional rhythmic pulsations that enhances Gib’s driving sounds. Ainslie lays down our bottom end with enthusiasm and umph! Azula & Terri can sing, and will blow you away with the power and clarity with great vocices!
You’ll love OneNiteStand & The Sirens and you’ll never forgive yourself if you miss this. This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.
Join Vashon singer-songwriter, Allison Shirk, for the celebration of the release of her debut album, Break My Heart on Sunday, January 11th, 7:30pm at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi.
Allison will be joined by the musicians who performed on the album to recreate this musical journey from cover to cover, including Keith Lowe, Todd Zimberg, Country Dave Harmon, Sarah Christine, Jacob Bain, Daniel Walker, Joseph Panzetta, and others. This intimate listening party is dedicated to the generous individuals who backed Allison’s Kickstarter Campaign that made the recording possible. Tickets will be available for others who missed the chance to participate. Backers who invested $100 or more will have reserved seating opportunities.
The album will be available for purchase at the event, along with other fan merchandise and special giveaways.
More info to follow!
Fendershine is a Puget Sound rock band whose music spans a gamut as wide as the corners of the country from which its members hail. Arkansas swamp rock, Minneapolis post-punk pop, Bay Area psychedelic doo-wop, Boston folk-punk and Idaho panhandle prog-metal have been stirred up in the artistic, Pacific Northwestern mixing bowl of Vashon Island. Searing guitar and fiddle leads layered with electric and acoustic guitar rhythms are poured over a plateful of chunky grooves and topped with a smooth sauce of rich vocal harmonies. The ‘shine’s music will take you to a place as familiar and satiating as a greasy truck stop breakfast after an all-nighter.
Fendershine is Eric Frith (lead guitar, vocals), Rick Vanselow (guitar, vocals) and Kim Thal (violin, vocals), plus a rhythm section new to the lineup this year, Ellen Parker (bass, vocals) and Stephen Buffington (drums, percussion). Their EP, “Rise and Fendershine,” is available at Fendershine.bandcamp.com
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!
Always a crowd pleaser on Vashon Island, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band is coming back to the Red Bicycle for another amazing performance of his roots reggae music on Saturday, Jan 24th. If you like roots reggae, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Clinton Fearon has quickly won the hearts of many an Islander and will pack the dance floor with happy feet.
Much like quite a few other reggae musicians who came of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Clinton Fearon was a country boy who migrated to Kingston as a teenager in order to seek his musical fortune amongst the proliferating studios and sound systems of the big city. He was born in St. Andrew in 1951 and moved around the countryside with his father and stepmother before relocating to Kingston in 1967; he immediately organized a singing group with some friends, but it never amounted to anything and broke up before it could record. It was around 1970, when he joined Albert Griffiths and Errol Grandison to form the Gladiators, that he hit his stride as a musician, and began what would be the most significant and commercially successful association of his career.
Flash forward to 1989, when Clinton came to Seattle and co-founded The Defenders and then finally in 1993, formed his own group called The Boogie Brown Band.
When asked about his music, Clinton states that “…our sound is roots, its roots, lovers rock, rock steady. It’s not too far from the root. I’m not trying to branch off into anything I’m not totally relaxed with,” he continued. “A lot of (other bands) try to follow the market. I try to follow my creativity more so than follow the market. It’s what’s in your heart; you have to follow your heart.”
Clinton Fearon is counted among Jamaica’s most talented musicians by peers and professionals in the Reggae music industry. His infectious bass riffs have always led the way, whether he is playing bass, guitar or percussion, singing lead vocals or providing background harmonies.
The show begins at 9pm, the cover is $10.00 and it is an all-ages event ‘til 11pm, 21+ after that. The Red Bike has experienced sold-out shows with Clinton in the past and anticipates the same for this one, so it’s highly advised that people buy tickets in advance by calling 463-5959 or by purchasing them in person at the Bike prior to the event.
The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Eric Apoe’s songwriting crosses genres like fiberoptic cable crosses the world. The song is the focus not the style, the song decides the style it desires to exist in.
Apoe is a Seattle born songwriter and musician, but spent a number of years touring with Cajun Fiddler, Doug Kershaw, developing a lifelong passion for American Roots music. As a staff writer for Chappell Music, Apoe co-wrote and worked alongside Tim Harden (If I was a Carpenter, Reason to Believe), and Ron Davies, (It Ain’t Easy, recorded by David Bowie). He also gained support and encouragement from two music industry legends, Tom Dowd and John Hammond Sr. To date, Apoe has released 6 CD’s with his band ‘Eric Apoe and They, FUNNY WORLD is the most recent. In 2011he produced a Pacific North West tribute to Ron Davies, THE MYSTERY OF RON DAVIES. Currently, Apoe is writing with Saar Liven, an Israeli singer/songwriter who appears on Funny World. Eric Apoe’s years of dedication and craftsmanship are clearly hewn into his pieces, with an ever adapting style and constant refinement that speaks to the heart of a true musician and rings in the soul of the listener.
Eric Apoe is a survivor of the musical wars of the past, from the shelters of the executives of song, to the asylum sanctuary of the poets and the musically insane victims of song. All too often the living are not understood, until they are no longer among us. Eric Apoe has never been a writer for the past, but for the future, as the present is becoming the past moment by moment, and will never keep pace with the true visionaries that do not subscribe to the philosophy that all songs have already been written, but rather all good songs are the fingerprint of a real writer, and fingerprints are never the same. So it is Apoe’s focus to write songs that have not been written. With poetic force and humorous paradox, Apoe is a Leonard Cohen for the Age of Unreality. Eric Apoe performs regularly in the Seattle area.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!
After the amazing success of the last two year’s events, Allison and I are planning a show that will celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Valentines Day. It will be at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi. This will be a Vashon Events benefit show.
The show will be called “Love Duets III.”
The concept is simple – the only requirement is that it is two people on stage and they both have to sing a duet together, something with a love theme. We will rotate these duo’s through so there is a nice variety of music throughout the night. It’ll be one song for each duo and they can be covers or originals. Musicians can bring whatever instrumentation they need for the songs, but we ask that it’s very basic to make the transitions easier. No big bands, no drum kits….just two people, singing about love. It can be any combination of two people…a father or mother with their son or daughter, with your significant other, with your best friend, with someone you’ve always wanted to sing with….the list goes on.
Proceeds from the event will support Vashon Events – Vashon Island’s community arts, culture, and charity events website that launched this year.
It will be fun and for a good cause. We think it’s going to be yet another one of those magical nights of music.
Pete & Allison
Jealous Dogs is Seattle’s Only Pretenders Tribute, snatching their namesake from a deep-cut off Pretenders II.
Comprised of Seattle music scene veterans, this four piece was brought together by a common love and appreciation for the Pretenders blend of new-wave and punk rock.
Sherri Jerome (Strange Jerome) is Chrissie Hynde; attitude and voice blazing. Zoran Macesic (Legendary Oaks) fearlessly channels James Honeyman-Scott’s crunchy, melodic guitar riffs. Aimee Zoe and Moe Provencher (MoZo, Jackrabbit) provide the energetic, bouncy rhythm section.
Performing Pretenders hits, B-sides, and rarities, the Jealous Dogs bring a fun, dancin’, rockin’ good time.
Bill Brown & The Kingbees continue to work on refining their show and most recently have gone into the studio to work on their second album. Elliot Bay Recording Studio, a top notch studio in Seattle, has helped the band put together what is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
Michael Stango continues to write some incredible songs, John Gaborit is keeping his chops up playing with a few other groups around the Puget Sound, as has Tony Handy. Tony has his own group, HD Fusion, a contemporary Jazz quintet, and also performs with a Kitsap county favorite The Tonze, headed by Leslie Shelton (former bass player for the bees).
Everyone in the band sings, which really brings a deep sound to the audience. Altogether, this group spells, high energy, well- oiled entertainment!
This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.