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The Van Redeker Band

The Van Redeker Band
Friday, March 2nd, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!     

If you were on the dance floor the night of The Van Redeker Band’s electrifying Red Bike show in September, you know you’ll want to be there again as the group returns for another evening of Rock ‘n Roll love.

Known for their energetic performance style, lush vocal harmonies and non-stop boogie – the group will present a set honed over two years of playing at the Bike, including classics by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton and our very own Daryl Redeker.

Van Redeker Band shows have become community events, with the dancing spilling out onto the street. Daryl, Sara, Sam and Dodd invite you to join them for another night of fun at our beloved Red Bike.

Come party with The Van Redeker Band – grooving harder than ever before.

This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.

 

One More Mile

One More Mile
Friday, March 23rd, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!    

Road worn, but not weary, the latest incarnation of the blues band “One More Mile” includes talent from some of Vashon’s most celebrated musical groups. Individually they have all performed on stages throughout the Northwest.

Over the course of their varied careers, “One More Mile” band members have played many genres of music, while being ever committed to the roots of the blues. Now the five Journeyman players are joining forces to put their unique stamp on Blues classics by Cotton, Muddy, King, Wolf and Wells, while throwing in some funky surprises just for good measure. You’ll hear in their music there’s a strong kinship, and that these guys have a mutual appreciation for each other’s styles.

This band enjoys playing out live and strutting the Blues. So its safe to say this group is sure to keep the memory of the music ringing in the audience’s ears long after the show has ended. “One More Mile” loves to groove…and like the song says, It’s a “Boogie Thing”! Folks, Keep an eye out for this band. They’ll be bringing their version of Rockin the House Blues and Funk to the Bike soon! How many miles left to go? Just one more…..See ya’ll there!

One More Mile is:
Jason Lollar : Guitar
Mike Nichols: Harmonica
Michael Marcus: Bass
Tony Mann: Keyboards
Wes Peterson: Drums
John Sparks: Guitar

Hit’s of the 70’s Showcase

Song’s of the 70’s
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
Friday, March 30th, 8:00pm
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
$10 suggested donation  

Vashon Events is pleased to present Songs of the Seventies – a fundraiser to showcase music of this awesome decade, performed by almost two dozen Island musicians. Join us on Friday, March 30th at 8pm at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi. Proceeds from the event will support Vashon Events – Vashon Island’s community arts, culture, and charity events website that highlights all things entertainment.

Take a journey with us, back to the 70’s – a decade of some of the best music ever. Island musicians will either play the tune as close to the original as possible, or interpret the song in their own unique style. Proceeds from the event will support Vashon Events – Vashon Island’s community arts, culture, and charity events website.

For many people, the 70’s were arguably the best decade in living history.

The Beatles break up in 1970, but all four members continue to impact the decade with successful solo careers. The early seventies are marked by the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison who all die at the age of 27.

Pyschedelic music declines, but morphs into hard rock, progressive rock and heavy metal. Touring bands move from playing clubs and theaters, to playing sports arenas. Big time bands, many of them formed in the ’60’s, such as the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Grand Funk and Led Zeppelin travel in private jets and play to thousands in arenas and outdoor stadiums.

A clear distinction emerges between Top 40 radio and FM album oriented rock radio stations. Car stereos become common, first with FM stereo radio, then 8-Track tapes, followed by cassette tapes.

This diversity of music distribution channels, along with an expanding market allows for a wide variety of new rock styles to emerge. The early seventies are dominated by singer songwriters and soft rock. Glam or Glitter Rock shines briefly in the first half of the seventies. Live albums are popular, with huge hits for Rare Earth, Peter Frampton, and Kiss. Reggae moves out of Jamaica to become a world wide genre. Disco dominates the radio and dance floors in the late seventies. Punk rock, a throwback to sixties garage rock, emerges in the late seventies as a reaction to arena rock, progressive rock and disco. Punk becomes New Wave as bands move beyond guitars and drums, and begin incorporating synthesizers.

Elvis Presley dies in 1977 at age 42. Huge crowds begin flocking to his Memphis home, Graceland.

Although those of us who had the privilege of living through it might be a bit biased. I mean we did have David Cassidy pinned to our bedroom walls (and ceilings), got to wear bellbottoms, didn’t wear seat belts and drank cordial out of cool coloured metal cups.

It was a also, however, a decade of massive change and divide. The Vietnam War consumed the nation, and large parts of the world, yet we still enjoyed picnics in the park and the Sunday night family roast.

So if you remember singing along to Dancing Queen, falling in love with John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever and being allowed to stay outside until the street lights came on, then you’ll enjoy this show with songs from the glorious 1970s.

Interested in performing? We would love for you to perform at this show! Here’s the link to sign up: http://www.vashonevents.com/formusicians/#/ve-specialevents/

Publish The Quest

Publish The Quest
With Rabble
Friday, April 20th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
$10 cover  

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made a name for itself worldwide as both a musical and philanthropic force, is coming home to Vashon on 4/20.

Jacob Bain, front man for the group and also a founder of the all-Islander ensemble Trolls Cottage, grew up on Vashon and lives here now. The group plays an energetic and danceable mix of blues, rock, ska and world pop.

A passion for social and musical outreach has taken the group around the globe. Working with a nonprofit called Learn Africa, Publish the Quest has made several recent trips to Cape Verde, Zimbabwe, Mali, Poland, Portugal and Spain, where band members have played in festivals and music halls, recorded with local artists, and conducted music workshops and jam sessions with under-privileged children. On a recent trip to Zimbabwe, the band brought along a trove of donated instruments and soccer balls to give to kids in Harare and Hatcliffe Extension, a slum just outside the city.

An impressive roster of international stars has collaborated with the band — Femi Kuti, Nneka Lucia Egbuna, Matt Chamberlain, Eyvind Kang, Radioactive, Oliver Mtukudzi and Vieux Farka Touré have joined forces with the group on recordings and in concert. A single, “Sodade,” was recorded with Cape Verdean vocalist Laise Sanches, with all proceeds from the sale of the song going to benefit the cause of arts education in Africa.

Bain said he has found great inspiration in working with kids and musicians in Africa — people he said had “an insatiable appetite for music.” To share the healing aspects of music with children in Africa, he said, has been a joy.

Opening for Publish The Quest will be Island band Rabble, a new Island band consisting of Dominick Wolczko, Brendan Bric and Nick Hyde.

The show starts at 8:30pm at Red Bicycle Bistro. It’s an all-ages show until 11 p.m., and for ages 21 and older after that. I.D. is required. There is a cover charge.

Blue Monster

Blue Monster
With Emcee Richard Moore
Friday, April 27th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   

The wily and elusive “Blue Monster” was first sighted on Vashon Island back in 2005. Since then there have been numerous reported sightings, although none have been confirmed or documented, leading many to brush aside such tales as a hoax. Though the exact description of the creature varies from one witness to another, most agree that it has blue fur, three-toed feet, googley eyes and super-funky dance moves.

Despite popular skepticism, a tiny but fierce band of believers have embarked on an ongoing quest to draw the monster out of hiding, and thus prove its existence. They are convinced that music is the key, and that playing psychedelic instrumental power funk at loud volumes is sure to arouse the creature. Upon hearing the music, the monster won’t be able to resist the urge to show off its funky dance moves and profound booty shaking abilities in public. This dedicated group call themselves Blue Monster in honor of the beast. They are:

Ken Jacobsen, Guitar
A classically trained guitar teacher and performer who dabbles in wizardry and is a practitioner of the occult. Known for the trance-like fury with which he plays, Ken will rant with passion about his belief in the existence of the monster to anyone who will listen.

J.P. Ouellette, Bass
A former guitar player, J.P. migrated to bass a few years back because he thought he could better express his obsession with funk by playing bass. He also D.J.s from time to time under the name “Dr. Feelgood”. A specialist in extremely low frequency rumbling sounds thought to stimulate the monster.

Nigel Browne, Drums
An island native, Nigel has played in various local bands over the years, including Stony Beach, earning a reputation for his acute skills with the skins before joining the quest for the monster. Providing a steady beat, he is the sonic anchor to the monster sound.

Tony Mann, Keyboard
Tony was recently coaxed into the band to push the sound barrier with his lightning fingers and funky keys. Pure monster bait.

The emcee for the night is Vashon local Richard Moore.  Richard’s material is “cynically good natured.” Well, the older he gets, the less good natured it’s gonna be. As Richard puts it, “what can I say? The stupid out there is wearing the man down.”

Richard has been doing stand up for the last 5 years, mostly on Vashon. But you might have also seen him at the Comedy Underground in Seattle. Besides comedy, Richard spends his time with his beautiful family, coaching his boys in Soccer, Basketball and Baseball. If you are lucky you can also see him out at Agren Park playing a mean game of softball…

This is an all-ages show until 11pm, then 21+ after that. There is absolutely no cover charge for the show!

The JD Hobson Band

The JD Hobson Band
Friday, May 4th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  

Welcome to the Outlaw Blues! Welcome to the JD Hobson Band!
When Outlaw Country and Americana meet the Delta Blues you get a whole new genre. JD Hobson takes his Virginia Appalachian blues roots and combines it with Seattle’s Americana and rock scene, and a sound is created that has gotten people standing up to take notice.

“Hobson’s brand of bluesy Americana is steeped in rich outlaw tradition.” (Seattle Weekly Reverb Magazine)

Somewhere out there on the road between Seattle, Austin, and Memphis is a man on the run. Whether from the law, or just his own personal demons, it’s hard to say, but he runs as though the boogie man himself was on his heels, or as Robert Johnson put it in his famous song, “there is a Hell Hound on My Trail.” Maybe every man has felt a little like this in his life, and JD Hobson expresses this feeling in what he calls the Outlaw Blues.

JD Hobson was born and raised in Seattle, yet his father comes from the Appalachian blues country of Virginia. The music that drifted up from a juke joint named the Dewdrop Inn in Martinsville Virginia made a permanent impression on JD’s father when he was a child. The seed was planted in JD as he grew up listening to his father’s music on the radio.

Studying under greats like John Jackson, David Honeyboy Edwards, and John Cephis at Centrum in Port Townsend helped JD hone his craft. The end result is that JD has an exceptional feel for most roots music. His ability to grasp every nuance down to the minutest inflection has become his hallmark.

“This music is about reaching down deep and coming up with something authentic and timeless. The trials, sadness, and triumphs of people here in America continue on today only dressed in different clothes. Times have changed, but we inherit the blues.” – JD

In JD Hobson’s music some will say they swear they hear the rootsy goodness of Bob Dylan and the Band. Others will say they feel the bluesy rockin’ groove of the Black Keys. Still others will say it reminds them of the roadhouse vibe of Howlin’ Wolf with a little Willie Dixon in the rhythm section. What’s unanimous is that the music is infectious. Enough groove to move your feet and enough passion to move your soul.

JD played for years as a solo artist. Multiple guitars in multiple tunings with a stomp box to hold down the foot tapping beat. From sweet slide, to intricate finger picking, he proved his skill and versatility in the trenches. His efforts didn’t go unnoticed. JD was nominated for best solo/duo blues act by the Washington blues society’s “Best of the Blues awards.” He also was South Sound Blues Association’s Back to Beale Street Competition solo/duo winner in both 2010 and 2011, and represented them in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.

The JD Hobson Band is the natural evolution of JD’s solo career, and his fans have responded by selling out a number of shows locally in the Seattle area including the famous Tractor Tavern.

The JD Hobson Band is composed of four members: Dan Infecto on bass, who toured for years with the infamous Bob Wayne as one of his “Outlaw Carnies,” often opening for Hank Williams III. Then there is Mike Peterson on drums, and Ron Weinstein (Suffering F*ckheads, Crack Sabbath), who packs a genuine Hammond B3 organ with Leslie speaker to every show. The sound of the organ and its rotating speaker adds a mesmerizing depth to every song.

A wounded soul with a gentle heart and a fire in his belly, JD is a visionary on a mission to create American roots music with his stamp on it. “This music is something I need as much as want to play. It has saved my sanity time after time. Hopefully I can move people, while having fun at the same time.” –JD

DJ’s nationally and internationally stood up and took note in 2013 when JD Hobson’s “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” hit #8 on the Freeform American Roots Chart, and #26 on the Roots Music Report chart in addition to hitting #3 on KEXP’s Blues chart.

This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.

Rooster

Rooster
Friday, May 18th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    

Rooster plays their own unique take on a mix of “free range” rock, blues, pop, new wave, fusion, soul, and funk from the 60s though today. Nothing seems to be off limits for these guys. The group has rocked the last four Strawberry Festivals, several dates at the “Red Bike”, and Vashon’s infamous “Cat Butt” festival as well as casuals and private parties.

Founders Rick Doussett (guitar/vox) and Ken Widmeyer (keys) are joined by Andy Doussett (bass/vox) along with Stephen Cooper (drums/vox). They’ll be introducing some new originals mixed in with some familiar favorites.

This is an all-ages free event until 11pm, then it will be 21+ after that.

Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays

Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays
Friday, June 8th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards.

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards with soul and a touch of R&B. They’ve got a style and signature sound that’s all their own with singer Delilah Pearl, Dodd Johnson on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Tim Kehl on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet and Toliver Goering on bass.

Influenced by Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald , Nina Simone and “Lady Day”, Delilah Pearl emulates your favorite classic sultry ballads with a smoky, alluring voice. The Mantarays, always dressed to kill, deliver the standards freshened by their years playing in a variety of styles from jazz to indie rock to bossa nova to world and experimental music.

This is an all-ages free cover show ’til 11pm and 21+ after that.

Beatles Night

Beatles Night
Vashon Events Showcase
Friday, June 22nd, 8:00pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that  

Vashon Events will bring the house down at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi on Friday, June 22nd with the return of one of their Showcase Events featuring the jaw-dropping, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious performances of local musicians. This summer, the showcase will feature all songs of the beloved band, the Beatles.

Beginning at 8:00pm, musicians will take the stage as solo, duo, or ensemble performers to interpret one Beatles song. Throughout the evening, over twenty songs will be performed, each by a different act. Together, the performances create an unforgettable journey of experiencing an immense variety of Island musicianship and interpretations of the Beatles’ library of works.

The event is a fundraiser to support Vashon Events, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and connect the community by promoting and producing extraordinary music experiences and supporting musicians by providing access to instruments, education, resources, and opportunities for paid performances.

If you are interested in performing, here is the link for you to sign up: http://www.vashonevents.com/formusicians/#/ve-specialevents/

These events are hugely popular, so plan to arrive early to get a good seat.

This is an all-ages show until 11pm, 21+ after that.

Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory

Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory
Friday, July 13th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!  

Ragged Glory has evolved a sound around Gregg Curry’s original songs that is uniquely theirs — a sort of of rock-and-roll minstrel show/tent revival that mixes the sacred, the profane, and the in-between into a musical stew, new and familiar at once.

They recently released their debut CD, “With a Bullet’, and they are armed (and perhaps dangerous) with a host of new songs as well. Their concerts are energetic and explore a varied landscape of moods and feelings. The tunes are catchy; the words will alternate between making you laugh and giving you pause; the music will make you want to dance; and chances are, you will grin a lot — like you do when you hear a song on the radio that makes you want to turn it up.

As an added bonus, the band is frequently joined onstage by a Who’s Who of Island talent.

It’s been awhile since Gregg and the band has rocked the Red Bike…come on out and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

Gregg Curry and Ragged Glory play on Friday, July 13th at The Red Bike. The show starts at 8:30pm. This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that and there is no cover for this show!

Tim Couldn’t Make It

Tim Couldn’t Make It
Friday, July 27th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!    

Tim Dahms has been called “one of the finest bass players to come out of the Hawaiian Islands” and has played with music icons from Steely Dan to Willie Nelson. Now, only making the rare guest appearance, “Tim Sightings” have been known to draw music lovers from around the globe hoping to catch a rare set with this elusive modern music master.

Unfortunately, Tim can’t make it to the Red Bike gig this year so Doug Pine and Rick Dahms will be playing without him. The group has grown to include Michael Marcus on bass, Wesley Peterson on drums, and Mike Nichols joining in on harmonica during very special occasions.

Cherrywood Station

Cherrywood Station
Friday, August 17th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!   

Cherrywood Station is a husband-and-wife folk duo whose soulful harmonies revive great tunes from America’s past with a touch of original magic. Gus and Camille Reeves, both prolific songwriters, feel a responsibility in carrying the torch of this musical legacy, but not without their own contribution!

Whether singing original love songs, traditional gospel, or acoustic covers from the Motown era, their string, keys and voices will take you on a heartfelt journey through American music.

Subconscious Population

Subconscious Population
Friday, August 24th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!   

Subconscious Population….a band that everyone knows and is a huge part of Island history when it comes to music. If you think that maybe, just maybe… on a quiet summer night, sitting on your porch perhaps…you might have heard wisps of “Jah Lee Kali”, “Funkified” or “One In A Million” floating through the air…you just might have.

Yes, one of the island’s most mysterious and captivating bands ever is back at it and having a blast blazing through their classic songs, as well as creating their own spin on some very cool covers. Like Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”….or Jimi’s “All Along The Watchtower”. These boys are having some fun and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear some of that from your porch, if the wind carries it just right.  Now it’s time we call them out for one of their captivating magical mystery shows…..

Bill Brown & The Kingbees

Bill Brown & The Kingbees
Friday, September 14th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!  

Bill Brown and the Kingbees have been busy working on their own projects, and have come together for this summer season. Bill makes a habit of performing in Mexico in the Zhiuateneo area while on vacation. Leslie has been heading up his band, Tonze, which includes John Gaborit on guitar, Leslie Shelton on bass, Tony Handy on drums and Steve Minzel on keyboard. The entire band stays busy playing gigs during the summer months so catch them while you can! Innovation and high energy are two adjectives to describe this high performing group that has been entertaining in the Pacific Northwest since 1986. Bring out your dancing shoes!

TBA

TBA
Friday, September 28th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!

TBA

TBA
Friday, December 14th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!