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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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Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down

Loose Change

Friday, September 28th, 8:30pm
Loose Change
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

Loose Change is one of Vashon Island’s favorite dance bands. The band has been entertaining crowds at private parties, local festivals, and other venues for over 15 years, and is still going strong.

Lead singer Troy Kindred fronts the band with his powerful Joe-Cocker-meets-James- Brown voice and his passion for entertaining. Ultra talented keyboard player and music director Kevin Pottinger is the anchor of the band, pulling together an assortment of players and vocalists to create a fun musical and stage show.

The huge sound of the horn section really sets this band apart, as do the lovely and talented backup singers, fondly known as the Loose Women. The band’s red-hot rhythm section – guitar, bass, and drums – keeps the beat going and your feet moving.

The band play list focuses on classic R&B hits from 60’s, interspersed with a few disco and funk songs, a few touches of gospel, and little rockabilly. The set list varies, but you’ll almost always hear crowd favorites Mustang Sally, Unchain My Heart, Treat Her Right, Pride and Joy, Take Me to the River, Wonderful Tonight, and Brown Eyed Girl, all sung by Troy Kindred or another band member stepping up to sing lead.

When Loose Change takes the stage, you know you’re going to have a good time dancing, listening, and singing along with your favorite tunes all night long.

Little Creatures

Friday, October 5th, 8:30pm
Little Creatures
Talking Heads Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

Little Creatures—Central Vashon’s only Talking Heads tribute band—will serve up a heaping plateful of highly danceable Talking Heads songs on October 5th at the Red Bicycle.

Whether you lean toward the CBGB-era Talking Heads of the late 1970s, their “middle years” with Brian Eno and Adrian Belew influencing their sound, or their later work incorporating synthesizers and world beats, there will be something for everyone to enjoy when Little Creatures takes the stage. Radio hits, MTV classics and more-obscure “B-sides” are all on the set list. And, they all have one thing in common: a beat you can dance to!

Little Creatures is the brainchild of island musicians and hardcore Talking Heads fans Stephen Buffington (drums) and Andy James (guitar/vocals). They are joined by Dorsey Davis from the FieldHands (bass/vocals), Rick Vanselow from Fendershine (guitar/vocals), Alex Drissell (keyboard/vocals) and Jon Whalen (percussion).

From the opening bass line of 1977’s “Psycho Killer” to the rhythms of “(Nothing) But Flowers”, the Red Bike’s dance floor is where you’ll want to be on January 19.
This ain’t no foolin’ around!

VOV Birthday Bash: Lip Sync Battle

Friday, October 12th, 8:00pm
The Voice of Vashon Birthday Bash
KVSH Lip Sync Battle!
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that

VoiceOfVashon.org/LipSync

It’s a reboot by popular demand – the KVSH Birthday Bash and Lip Sync Battle. Last year was so much fun, we’re doing it again – for all those folks who were inspired by last year’s show and those who are itching for a comeback.

Island officials, celebrities and rock star wannabes are polishing up their air guitars again. Dynamite host Arlette Moody returns to set a raucous tone for the night. And, the night will be filled with riotous musical interpretations starring the people you see or hear from regularly… in a whole new light.

The celebration starts at 8PM with warm-up performances by VoV’s “The Voice” of Vashon winners, Guido Perla, Maia Sanson-Frey and emcee Arlette Moody. Then competing pairs of lip syncers will strut their stuff to one of their favorite tunes, and audience applause will choose the winner of each paired battle.

Costumes and comedy are the only requirements. Lip syncers with maximum vamp will have the advantage as well as the most fun. Solos and duos are welcome.

Some performers will appear by invitation from VoV’s party planners. Others are invited to sign-up by emailing lipsync@voiceofvashon.org.

This is your chance to jump onstage and perform that song you’ve been practicing in your car for years.

Tickets available September 17 at the Vashon Book Shop and Brownpapertickets.com

OneNiteStand

Friday, October 19th, 8:30pm
OneNiteStand
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

OneNiteStand is a long-time island band with more rocking tunes and incredible new vocals by Arlette Moody – and the good news is, they’re ready to show off the new polish! This band is ‘nothin’ but rock & blues with the emphasis on classic rock tunes as well as some originals sprinkled in there. Arlette’s voice certainly fits the bill of a powerful entertainer and vocalist! You’ll be saying “Oh yeah!” when you hear the band! 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 will be playing the Strawberry Festival, 2018.

They’ve all got blues chops, from growling it to flat-out rockin’. And wait ‘’til you hear Arlette! She is a new addition to the band and has that soulful sound that will make you wish 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!

• Our horn player, Slab, will pump out horn lines, solos and general foolishness if prompted.

• Gib, well, has that strong backbeat that keeps things smoking as he’s laying down the beat.

• Percussionist Fletcher creates those additional rhythmic pulsations that enhances Gib’s driving sounds

• Tony Mann will be adding that color that only keys can do!

• Ainslie lays down our bottom end with enthusiasm and oomph!

• Arlette will blow you away with the power and clarity of her great voice!

• And lastly, Lonesome Mike Nichols will be playing some smokin’ harp licks that’ll tantalize everyone listening! Make sure you hear him playing on 6 Miles To Fairlee!

You’ll love OneNiteStand and you won’t forgive yourself if you miss this. See you there!

The Curvettes

Friday, November 9th, 8:30pm
The Curvettes
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

The Curvettes (formerly the S Curves) came together in the summer of 2013 as a result of a fun and funky traveling performance party called “The Swamp Bottom Jamboree.” Their debut performance included cocktail dresses under hip waders in the middle of a pond by candlelight, accompanied by the boisterous bass of a croaking bullfrog. The next summer, they revisited that pond in a rowboat dressed in nightgowns. Unexpectedly, the bullfrog made a repeat performance. Cleaned up and dressed up (but without the frog), the Curvettes trio is comprised of seasoned Vashon and Seattle performers whether at the O Space, Blue Heron, Red Bike, Drama Dock, Vashon Opera, Seattle Opera, and various gigs over town. The Curvettes – Arlette Moody, Elaine Ott-Rocheford, and Stephanie Murray – are a “retro chic” trio that puts their own curve into music nostalgia.

The Curvettes are backed by The Straightaways, an acoustic swing combo that puts a nostalgic spin on even the most modern tunes, but isn’t afraid to bust out a beat when they need to. Steve Meyer on upright bass and Marshall Murray on the cocktail drum kit are seasoned performers who provide the backbone. Andre Sapp adds mandolin, ukulele and guitar, depending on what and how many strings he can handle at any given time. Christopher Overstreet brings a stunning array of piano chops, classical technique, and avant-garde sensibilities. Gary Milligan on horn adds some sass and splash.

Sharing The Stage: Headliner TBA

Sharing The Stage
Headliner TBA
Friday, Nov 16th, 8:00pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that

Sharing the Stage is a concert series started on Vashon Island, Washington, pairing professional musicians with student bands as openers. The shows have been dynamic, formative experiences for the student musicians, and they have been great fun for the headliners and professional crews, as well.

Student openers have an amazing opportunity to open for top professionals they listen to, and the professionals have the opportunity to reflect back on themselves when they were 15 to18-year-old aspiring musicians, finding their way and finding their voice. As Macklemore tweeted after headlining Sharing the Stage in 2011: “Reminded me where I came from as an artist. In a very humane way. Much love.”

Having now hosted over a dozen shows, Sharing the Stage is widely recognized and respected as a powerful community-building event.

Again, Macklemore said it best in thanking the student opening acts and the crowd: “Vashon….tonight you not only impressed the hell out of me with your energy, but you inspired me with your humanity as well. Beautiful island and people. Such a great night. Shout out to Blueberry Frousting, Madeleine and Julia, Pensive Apocalypse and Peter Evans for sharing the stage with us. Very talented group of musicians.”

The headlining band and student opener for this show will be announced soon!

Rumor Has It

Friday, November 23rd, 8:30pm
Rumor Has It
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

This Vashon band will lift your spirits while you kick up your heels and dance. This group of fabulous Island musicians came together a few years ago and they’ve cooked up a delicious stew they like to call “stringband rock.” See if you can stay off your feet, because the harmony will carry you away.

It’s bluegrass rock jams, it’s Motown, it’s Celtic rock, it’s blues rock, it’s country rock, it’s rock and roll, it’s reggae rock, it’s a little bit of everything rock and a little bit of heaven, right here on Vashon. Rumor Has It plays a variety of dancing music styles through their own unique sound.

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

Some’tet

Friday, December 14th, 8:30pm
Some’tet
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!

In April of 2013, guitarist/composer Michael Whitmore began a weekly residency at the Snapdragon Café on Vashon Island. Over the next few years this little ‘Sunday night jam’ became a full-blown ensemble … the whole jazz, post-jazz, neo-bossa, torch songs from mars, kit and caboodle. Since then, they’ve been gigging around the Puget Sound area, playing in venues such as The Sorrento, Musicquarium/Triple Door, the Parliament Tavern and the Vermillion. In July 2017, Some’tet was one of only four bands selected for the annual EarShot Second Century Jazz Festival.

Some’tet. The music is both composed and improvised. The overall sound can be mellow, almost west coast cool, but with moments of intense invention. Add a dollop of American primitivism, clusters of neo-boss nova rhythms, the occasional art song, savory free jazz, a torch song, some very soulful vocals and there you have it — Some’tet.

Their first EP “Steps” was released this past spring. Later this winter, the band will be heading back into the studio to record a full-length release. Stay tuned.

Everyone in Some’tet lives on Vashon:

Michael Whitmore — nylon string guitar
Christine Goering — vocals
Barry Cooper — trumpet/flugelhorn
Kevin Nortness — tenor saxophone
Patrick Christie — upright bass

TBA

Friday, December 21st, 8:30pm
TBA
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!