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Bill Brown & The Kingbees

Friday, February 12th, 8:30pm
Bill Brown & The Kingbees
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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Join Bill Brown & The Kingbees for a fun night of music.

Steve Minzel, 35 years behind the keyboard, has played all over the Pacific Northwest. Leslie Shelton, 40 years on bass guitar and a vocalist in the band who has written and recorded an album and back in the day toured with Bo Diddly and from 1990 to 2000 played with Bill Brown and the Kingbees. He currently performs about 40 weekends a year with his own group, The Tonze. Everybody loves his spirit, playing and vocals! Tony Handy not only has been playing with Bill for a decade, he also has his own jazz group, HD fusion. They play at Emerald Queen Casino, and many other big venues in the Pacific Northwest. John Gaborit is often likened to Eric Clapton, in his finesse and style. He is known for mesmerizing crowds! He’s been playing with Bill for two decades.

Bill Brown, lead vocals and harmonica. Folks love his spirit on stage and his ability to connect with them. He also has a knack for attracting top notch players!

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

Maggie Laird

Friday, February 19th, 8:30pm
Maggie Laird
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    Maggie Laird high res 121815

Maggie Laird and her band perform an all-original set at the Red Bike, including the songs from her new CD release, One More Manhattan. Recorded last June in Nashville, this set was first performed to a standing-room-only crowd at Maggie’s album release party at the Skylark Café in Seattle. The music displays her roots in rock, pop, cabaret and the theatre while always having the spirit of jazz. -Scott Janow, author of “The Jazz Singers.” Familiar to Vashon audiences as vocalist for Island Jazz Quintet and the Portage Fill, Maggie has done extensive recording with other groups, while One More Manhattan is her first solo project.

Songs of orphans, prostitutes, murderers and lovers: for the opening set, Maggie interprets the music of Kurt Weill with her sultry style and theatrical flair. This show was first performed at the Full House Cabaret series in Philadelphia, and later at Kenyon Hall in Seattle, and in 2012 had a sold-out performance at Vashon Allied Arts. Enjoy Weill favorites such as Mack the Knife and September Song, as well as some lesser known works including songs in French and German. Come to the cabaret!

Maggie Laird is one of the most talented cabaret performers Philadelphia has been lucky enough to see in recent years. With her impeccable musical abilities and uniquely quirky presence, she fills the stage with humor, drama, and magic. There couldn’t be a better combination than Laird and Kurt Weill, and she understands the work–its humor, its pathos, and its pure musical magic–better than any performer I’ve seen.
-Rich Rubin, Full House Cabaret Series

Sharing The Stage

Friday, February 26th, 8pm
Sharing The Stage
Chastity Belt
With VHS Student Openers
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm
$7 HS Students w/ID, $15 Everyone else64150_481861731868583_455313910_n

SHARING THE STAGE is a dynamic music series on Vashon Island. Top name headliners play the island in professional venues…and high school band are the opening act!

Student musicians from Vashon Island High School will open for a Seattle headlining band, bringing Vashon Island’s residents together to focus on teens and young-adults and their musical interests.

The good folks at Sharing the Stage are giving us another chance to see a hot Seattle band–Chastity Belt– and young islanders the opportunity to open for them. Come out to The Red Bike on Friday, Feb. 26 to support our very own Soccermoms, Ten Cent Time Machine, Ruby Seago & Eva Cyra, Mallory Breen, Kate Atwell and Payton Lieske (the most modest killer guitar slayer under 18). Tickets on sale here.

Taking cues from both the politics of the riot grrrl scene and the intricate, moody guitar-based sound of early-’90s Pacific Northwestern indie bands like Sleater-Kinney and Autoclave, Walla Walla, Washington-based Chastity Belt formed in 2010. The band consisted of lead vocalist/guitarist Julia Shapiro, bassist Annie Truscott, drummer Gretchen Grimm, and guitarist Lydia Lund. The group quickly integrated irreverent humor into its seemingly serious musical presence. Apart from witty and cutting lyrical content, the band named its first locally circulated demo recordings F**k Chastity Belt and later shot press photos that portrayed Shapiro wearing a chastity belt made out of a raw steak. They continued this trend when releasing their proper debut, No Regerts, in 2013, subtly but intentionally misspelling “No Regrets” as one might on a horribly, ironically botched tattoo. The band toured heavily in support of No Regerts, and returned in early 2015 with sophomore album Time to Go Home on their new label home of Hardly Art Records.

Rob Bordner and Fred Strong, parents of VHS alumni, formed Sharing the Stage with teacher Harris Levinson in 2009, and they produced their first show at the Red Bicycle in April 2010. The three partners wanted to provide a way for students to express themselves musically, creatively and freely. They also wanted to foster meaningful mentorships; student acts have received help from love local musicians Ian Moore, Van Crozier, Jacob Bain, and Dominic Wolczko. This year, Richard Montague and his marketing class at VHS have provided talent, energy, and impressive skills to publicize the show.

Headlining acts loved the idea of student opening acts, too. Sharing the Stage has previously hosted rock, hip hop, and jazz shows, with Visqueen, Macklemore, & Ryan Lewis, Thomas Marriott, Blue Scholars, The Wellingtons, Kublakai, Brothers From Another, and The Physics. In fact, Macklemore actually came out from back stage to enjoy the student opening acts when he performed on the island four years ago.

Our SHARING THE STAGE series is for both youth and adults, and pairs professional musicians with student and youth openers from Vashon Island. Our list of shows:

–2010, Visqueen, rock
–2011, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, hip hop
–2011, Thomas Marriott, jazz
–2012, The Blue Scholars, hip hop
–2012, Zac Anthony & Kate Goldby ,The Wellingtons, rock
–2013, Tangerine, pop
–2014, Brothers From Another, hip hop

Vashon Productions, LLC, is NOT making a profit on these shows. Our budgets count on sponsorship tickets due to substantial costs for venue rental, insurance, and supplemental sound equipment. Your sponsorship support (at any level) is always greatly appreciated, and sponsors will be acknowledged on a poster at our shows.

Our shows welcome all ages. Strict enforcement of our NO DRUGS, NO ALCOHOL policy ensures a safe environment for everyone. Security is provided by off-duty King County Sherrif’s Department officers and off-duty Vashon Firefighters. Refreshments will be available for sale.

For more info, contact:
– Rob Bordner: rbordner@gmail.com TWO ZERO SIX /669-5160
– Fred Strong: fstrong98070@gmail.com
– Harris Levinson: harrisbey@gmail.com

Cherrywood Station

Friday, March 4th, 8:30pm
Cherrywood Station (Camille & Gus Reeves)
With Vashon Events Youth Opener Mallory Breen
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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Cherrywood Station is Gus and Camille Reeves. The duo met in Portland, OR, and, after singing gospel tunes together acapella the first night they met, they never stopped collaborating. Both Gus and Camille are prolific songwriters who carry the torch of American music by performing classic and original numbers with the acoustic sounds of soul, country, blues, and folk. Their first E.P., Soup Can Telephone, is will be available at this show and includes five original tracks.

Our youth opener for Cherrywood Station will be Mallory Breen. Mallory Breen is 16 years old. She pickedMallory Breen up the guitar when she was 11, and she hasn’t put it down since. Mallory fell in love with music, and the possibility of making her own music. She has just recently begun to sing as well as play guitar. Mallory has performed at Sharing the Stage with the Physics, Strawberry Festival and at a few Open Mics at her high school. These youth musicians will all be paid by Vashon Events as our way to help encourage more youth performances for our community to experience.

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

The JD Hobson Band

Friday, March 11th, 8:30pm
The JD Hobson Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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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.

The Gin Joints

Friday, March 18th, 8:30pm
The Gin Joints
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a project that dips into the music from the golden era of jazz, country and rock n’ roll from the 30s through the early 60s. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his classic crooner inspired vocals at the center, the group features some of Seattle’s best musicians in a variety of instrumentations as the repertoire moves from romantic ballads to jumping swing and two steps, drawing from the repertoire of Hoagy Carmichael, Bing Crosby, Chet Baker and Fats Waller to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Little Walter and Elvis.

Karla Hill Memorial Benefit Show

Saturday, March 19th 8:30 pm
Karla Hill Benefit Concert Featuring:
Sinner & The Saints w/ Guests
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!   Sinner & The Saints

Come celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and our beautiful friend Karla Hill at The Red Bike! Enjoy music, food and AWESOME friends as we dance, celebrate and remember…

Let loose with Sinner & The Saints as they perform good ol’ time rock and roll featuring guest performances by Mike Nichols, Dominick and Madeline Wolczko.

Karla Hill was born March 17th 1965, and lost her battle to Sarcoma September 28th 2007. She may have only lived 42 short years, but in that time left a lasting impression on each person she came in contact with. She lives on through our memories of her, and by coming together to laugh, love, and remember the time we had with a truly remarkable person.

While there is no cover for our celebration on March 19th, we will be collecting donations for The Northwest Sarcoma Foundation. TEAM KARLA will continue to raise money in Karla’s memory until the annual Northwest Sarcoma Foundation, Dragonslayer Walk April 23rd.

Please join us March 19th to celebrate the life Karla Hill with laughter, love, and extraordinary local musicians!

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

Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays

Friday, March 25th, 8:30pm
Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  Delilah Pearl 102115

Delilah Pearl and the Mantarays capture the golden rhythm and romance of 1940’s vocal jazz/swing standards, with singer Delilah Pearl, Dodd Johnson on drums, Michael Whitmore on guitar, Greg Dember on piano, Barry Cooper on trumpet and Toliver Goering on bass.

Delilah Pearl has been known to woo audiences with a voice that is smoky, soulful, powerful and tender in turns, and elegant yet approachable. With its eclectic mix of influences, the band brings a freshened, inviting approach to the standards.  Delilah  Pearl and the Mantarays perform in Seattle area clubs and are also an
appreciated presence at weddings and other private functions.

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

Rippin’ Chicken

Friday, April 1st, 8:30pm
Rippin’ Chicken
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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Formed from deep within the Westsound Union, Rippin’ Chicken plays a greasy brand of funky, bugaloo and soul jazz, executed with creative ease by three funky brothers from different mothers who LOVE to play together.

After performing and recording together for the better part of a decade in groups such as The Funk Revolution, The Lucky Mystery Now Orchestra, and The Bucks (all under the direction of the great Lucky Brown), Rippin’ Chicken presents this power-house rhythm section as the center of attention, playing the music they want to, in a style that is all their own.

“A soul-food Organ trio gone Rippin”

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

Van Redeker

Friday, April 8th, 8:30pm
Van Redeker
With special guest Chris Leighton
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    Van Redeker Band

If you were on the dance floor the night of Van Redeker’s electrifying Red Bike show last October you’ll know you’ll want to be there again, as the group returns for another evening of dance-crazed Rock ‘n Roll love. Van Redeker performs dynamic interpretations of songs by pop music’s greatest songwriters – including the Beatles, Annie Lennox, Cream, Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, as well as groove-infused originals by veteran musician Daryl Redeker. The band has quickly gained a reputation for its high-energy performance style and lush vocal harmonies.Van Redeker is: Daryl Redeker on lead guitar and vocals, Sara Van Fleet on bass guitar and vocals, and Sam Van Fleet on guitar and vocals. The group is once again joined by 9 time winner of The Washington Blues Society’s “Best Drums” Award, drummer/percussionist Chris Leighton. Don’t miss it!

Home Sweet Home

Friday, April 15th, 8:30pm
Home Sweet Home
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  Home Sweet Home

The music of Home Sweet Home is the gorgeous blend of ethereal vocal reflections of love and loss set against a musical backdrop of bayou groove meets classic rock and soul. Home Sweet Home consistently packs the house at their shows for a reason. Their music rocks your body awake while meeting you in the darkest parts of your soul.Take honest and diverse song writing, mix in vocal powerhouse Erin Murray, layer in Adam Williams’ tasty guitar riffs, and your soul will be shaking with the rest of ours.

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

Jealous Dogs

Friday, April 22nd, 8:30pm
Jealous Dogs
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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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.

The Portage Fill Band

Friday, April 29th, 8:30pm
The Portage Fill Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  Portage Fill Big Band

Comprised of about 20 Islanders ranging from professional musicians to amateurs, the community musical group is celebrating its 41st anniversary this year. Charter member Lou Engels still plays in the band.

Engels remembers how Monty Sewell, who once played with Louie Armstrong, helped found the band back in 1973. Engels said that Sewell owned a music store where Blooms & Things is now located.

“The band has pretty much been the same over all the years,” Engels said, “except we have a bigger group of musicians to choose from now. All the seats are occupied.”
When Engels was asked if he gets any special treatment for being the sole charter member still playing in the band, he said, “Yeah, they mention me every once in a while, when the old gray beards get up to play.”

Portage Fill rehearses twice a month in the Williams Heating garage, thanks to the generosity of Dennis Williams, one of the horn players. “We’re the Island’s longest running garage band,” said band member David Hackett.

The Jefferson Rose Band

Friday, May 6th, 8:30pm
The Jefferson Rose Band
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!    JRB 1

Jefferson Rose Band is a tightly honed ensemble of world music players, bred in Seattle, Chicago and California, by way of Ghana, Spain, Louisiana and the Caribbean. Their newest album, Feel Like Dancing, was released in June 2014 to rave reviews. Since its release, Feel Like Dancing has earned 25 weeks on the CMJ World Music Top 40. Listeners who enjoyed the first album, Seismic, will love the addition of singer Alex Kitchen, whose wild and potent voice adds another layer to the complex and dance-worthy rhythms. Feel Like Dancing is a window into their high-energy, superbly executed live show.

In 2011, Jefferson Rose began to gather the band. Having lived and toured in Europe, influences from Latin, Flamenco and African sources permeate both his bass playing and his writing. The creator of two successfully crowd-funded albums, Rose has the right magnetism to bring together highly skilled musicians and an appreciative fan base.

Because of its members divergent backgrounds, which include acknowledgements and education as well as world-spanning tours and deep musical heritage, Jefferson Rose Band brings together a wide variety of influences into one inclusive sound. Naomi Siegel’s trombone showcases a mix of formal training at Oberlin Conservatory with a spirit for travel and study of rhythms from around the world. She is a rising star and the recipient of the Earshot Jazz Emerging Artist of the Year Award (2013) and tours with her group Syrinx Effect. Tobi Stone’s sax and flute mastery fill out the horns; she plays with the critically acclaimed Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Rock guitarist Cameron Brownfield is a veteran of the Seattle scene, including the band nine-50-nine, (and introduced Rose to the bass, almost 25 years ago). Ahkeenu Musa holds down the percussion in many groups, including the reggae band, Kore Ionz. Rose describes him as the “last piece of the puzzle” to perfect this latest album. Aaron Walker-Loud plays and teaches drums, leads an award-winning drumline and is the Director of Education for Seattle JazzEd; his project Big World Breaks often performs for devoted crowds in Seattle. Finally, Alex Kitchen, who also sings with Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme, takes the band to the next level. Singing in English and Spanish and a sincere approach to each note, Kitchen transports the listener to places that are at once familiar and exotic. Her powerful, heartfelt vocal style draws influences from R&B, neo-soul and Latin music.

The album also features Samantha Boshnack, the prolific trumpet player, composer and band leader, Djelimadou Kone, percussionist for Mali’s Habib Koite, and Leslie Kitchen, who rounds out the sound with expertly blended, creative harmonies.

Jefferson Rose – Bass & Music Director
Alex Kitchen – Vocals
Naomi Siegel – Trombone
Tobi Stone – Sax, Clarinet, Flute
Aaron Walker-Loud – Drums
Ahkeenu Musa – Percussion
Cameron Brownfield – Guitar

Shady Bottom

Friday, May 13th, 8:30pm
Shady Bottom
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
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A dance floor is Shady Bottom’s best friend while they dish our tight hits and ascending improvisations over vintage 60’s and 70’s soul/funk grooves and originals. The group is an instrumental sextet featuring members of Seattle’s groovinest original soul band, Soul Senate. This configuration features horn-led melodies backed by hammond B3 organ, guitar, bass, and drums. Members also perform in Cascadia ’10 and Kissing Potion, and have also performed in or with Etta James, Bo Diddley, Swamp Mama Johnson, and Altered States of Funk.