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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Lunch is Back! Enjoy your favorite Sushi for Lunch. Our Full Lunch Menu is back with all your favorites.
Sunday-Thursday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 9pm (Sushi til 8:30).
Friday & Saturday, Cafe & Sushi open 11:30am to 10pm (Sushi til 9:30).
Upcoming Music Shows at the Bike – Just Scroll on down
COMEDY NIGHT WITH HENEGHEN
Friday October 24, Comedy Night returns just in time for you to not care. Oct 24 is National Taking Care of Business Day and we plan on celebrating.
Your host, Steffon Moody, will take your money at the door, show you to your table, cook your dinner, rub your feet and then jump onstage and serve up that melt-in-your-mouth cerebral/physical comedy you have come to expect. If that is not Taking Care of Business, then I don’t know what I’m talking about.
“Who else will be performing?” It seems like that is all anyone talks about. Answer: Kevin Kim-Murphy. Does Kevin Takes Care of Business? Indeed, that is all he does; he applies himself to Business like a hammer applies itself to a nail. He is now applying himself to comedy and we couldn’t be more scared and happy.
The rumors are true; Pearce Cobarr has recently completed her PhD in Taking Care of Business School. You think you are so smart and that you know everything, well guess what? You are dumb and you know nothing. Thankfully Dr. Pearce is here to pour some funny stuff into your headholes.
Jonathan Laine was specifically bred by old witches to succeed at Taking Care of Business. Their centuries-old plan was meticulously executed and now, with the fate of humanity hanging on every punchline, can he fulfill The Prophecy? The Prophecy that says “Business shall be Taken Care Of”? No pressure, dude.
You know how ninjas will sometimes sneak into the White House and write new laws? [editor’s note; fact check needed for that last sentence] Well, that’s a lot like how Andy Royer Takes Care of Business. Everybody is so minivan-latest tragedy-glutensomething-weather obsessed that they don’t even notice that the frozen burrito they were looking for was right in front of them the whole time. And that Andy already ate it. Could you do that? Not in a million years.
Dan Green is still in high school, but if he were in college he’d definitely be majoring in……..wait for it………..English! He just seems like an English major. He also seems like the uppest commingest up-and-comer on our blindingly bright comedy scene.
It cannot be denied that several very important regions of Jim Farrell’s brain do not work well, but that may only be because all of the blood is being shunted to the grossly inflated Taking Care of Business Cortex. MRIs show that Jim’s comedy lobe is in the exact shape of a rubber chicken.
And on top of all that, we have a real treat for you. Our headliner, Heneghen, has been in the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition more times than he cares to remember. He is one of the rare comedians that can light up your funny center every night of the week with a completely different show. He’s been at this for over twenty years and he keeps doing it because he’s good at it, and he’s good at it because he loves it and he loves it because when you Take Care of Business as well as Heneghen does you can’t help but bask in the warm, fuzzy glow of love and laughter.
Show starts at 8 pm and contains mature content that will likely hide inside the brains of children, confusing them until one day they explode.
From the Northwest, the Pacific and the sunset.
Over ten years of genre-blending music mixed with intoxicating lyrical depth. Trolls Cottage is hypnotically simplistic; music soaked in lyrical contemplations.
Trolls Cottage will pack the house like no other bands have ever been able to, thanks to the warm welcome by friends and family that will come out to support the hometown boys on Halloween Night. Trolls Cottage is finally returning to The Red Bicycle on the most bewitching night of the year. Be ready for some surprises!
The Trolls Cottage sound has been defined in many ways. Some say it is semi-acoustic rock with conscious lyrics and danceable beats. Others see have seen it different light, such as in 2002, when their live album was voted to the semi-finals of the Grammy Awards, in the Best Reggae Album category. More often than not, Trolls Cottage has been described as unique, having developed a sound that makes the group stand out from the oceans of other bands. They are enjoyed by a wide range of people, especially when performing at outdoor festivals where the crowds are so diverse. The energy this band brings to a performance is exhilarating and most certainly compels the audience to get up and dance.
Self promoted tours and self-released albums have garnered the group serious attention from local and national publications such as a big feature in the 35th Anniversary Issue of Powder Magazine. While they have mostly stuck to larger clubs around Seattle and neighboring cities, Trolls Cottage has also completed several West Coast Tours that have included shows in British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and the Hawaiian Islands. Over the years Trolls Cottage has shared the stage with many international acts like Luke Dube, Gregory Isaacs, John Brown’s Body, Culture, Eek A Mouse and Clinton Fearon at local venues and festivals such as Bumbershoot, Folklife and Island Earthfair.
“Trolls Cottage is one of the most mysterious and illusive acts in the Great Northwest”
-Smart Went Crazy Productions
“The singer actually can sing, and its island-flavored rhythms are controlled yet organic…and vocalist (Bain) has a bit of Michael Franti’s urgent hush in his vocal delivery.”
-Oregon Register Guard
” Marlatt’s voice makes it sound as if there’s some wisdom behind the songs, and there is …feel good-type wisdom.”
-Oregon Register Guard
“…a special blend of tunes… perfect for a deep powder day in the trees.”
-Powder Magazine 35th Anniversary Issue
“…large number of smiling, gyrating folks on the dance floor that night… always changing, impossible to pigeonhole sound coming from the stage”
“Trolls Cottage will undoubtedly win you over”
-Seattle’s Best Live Music
Trolls Cottage will perform at 9pm at the Red Bicycle. This is a 21+ event. Cover charge is $8.
Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city’s rich musical history along with his songwriting partner and wife, Ruth Ellsworth. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this Texas troubadour, including Stevie Ray Vaughan (“Crossfire”), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer,The Counting Crows, Storyville, Omar and The Howlers, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ruth Brown, John Anderson, and Waylon Jennings.
American Songwriter Magazine included “Anything Made of Paper” from Bill’s first solo release in 2013, “Unknown,” in their Top 50 Songs of 2013. They wrote, “‘Anything made of paper’ was what visitors were allowed to bring Damien Echols in prison, yet Carter’s song – which played over the closing credits of ‘West of Memphis’ – focuses on everything else the falsely accused prisoner received in time: life, freedom, love, and dignity.”
The award-winning music video for the song, which tells the story through paper-cut animation, continues to screen at film festivals from Los Angeles to Knoxville.
Bill and Ruth received the BMI “Million Airs” Award for over 2 million airplays of their Stevie Ray Vaughan mega hit “Crossfire.” In March of 2000, the track won the “Decade Award for Best Song” at the Austin Music Awards.
“‘Anything made of paper’ was what visitors were allowed to bring Damien Echols in prison, yet Carter’s song – which played over the closing credits of ‘West of Memphis’ – focuses on everything else the falsely accused prisoner received in time: life, freedom, love, and dignity.” – “Anything Made of Paper” – Top 50 Songs of 2013 – American Songwriter
Bill Carter, Johnny Depp support West Memphis Three with ‘Anything Made of Paper’- Entertainment Weekly
Eddie Vedder, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp Record Songs Inspired by West Memphis Three ‘West of Memphis’ documentary soundtrack … – Spin
Bill performed at the Red Bike last August and tore it up at the Red Bike! Don’t miss your chance to see him again!
All ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. FREE COVER!
Take a journey with us, back to the 60′s – a decade of some of the best music ever. On Friday, November 7th at The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi, join us for a Vashon Events special production. Local musicians will be showcasing their talent, performing songs of the 60′s…whatever they choose from that magical time.
Vashon Events’ third showcase this year features local Vashon musicians taking on some of the coolest music ever. The concept for playing the music of the 60′s gives us a chance to take the audience on a musical journey. These songs are extremely nostalgic for most people. And when our favorite local musicians bring them back to life live, it can be very emotional. Musicians either play the tune as close to the original as possible, or interpret the song in their own unique style. Either way, it’s one of those concerts where audiences stop talking and lean into the music, anticipating the next note. For musicians, it can be very fulfilling when an audience listens to the music in this way.
Proceeds from the event will support Vashon Events – Vashon Island’s community arts, culture, and charity events website that launched this year. This will include the cost of the sound engineer, John Sparks, who works hard to make the show run smoothly. Vashon Events is also planning to use proceeds to create a new, “add to my calendar” button for each event so that subscribers can view events and immediately add them to their personal gmail or outlook calendar. There will be a raffle during intermission between the albums to give away wine from Vine to Vashon Wine and gift certificates for the Vashon Roasterie.
Together for years writing and playing original music on Vashon Island and in the Seattle area, The FieldHands are a rock band. Their music blends some of the best traits of rock, alternative country and the Americana vibe present in music from artists like Wilco, Son Volt, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Iris Dement and others. Multiple harmonies, driving guitar lines and soaring lead instrumentals punctuate good stories and strong melodies. The FieldHands incorporate local flavor and imagery in their lyrics. They write songs about love, friendship, journeys, the road beneath their feet and the water that surrounds us. Their brand new CD is amazing and it will be available at the show.
This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.
Vashon Events presents an evening song and story.The first annual singer-songwriter showcase will feature over a dozen artists. Each artist will have 5 minutes to play 2-3 songs and tell the stories behind them. This is an evening not to be missed.
There is a gravitation to the singer/songwriter. They bring us in touch with our emotions, particularly when the songs are intelligently and memorably expressed. When musicians put aside their amps for acoustic guitars, this expression gets stripped down to its essentials… one performer, a set of words, a haunting melody, and an acoustic guitar.
Join Vashon Events on Friday, November 21st at 8pm for an intimate evening of the Island’s own singer songwriters and hear the stories behind the songs.
$8 cover supports Vashon Events, the website that brings together all the events on their Island in order to build community – a community that is connected, that extends and inspires artists, and that invigorates the hearts and minds of neighbors.
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 the Red Bike on Thanksgiving Day weekend.
Publish The Quest blends groove music melodies with vocally driven compositions that continually question social issues through story telling. Publish The Quest is destined to make a difference both at home and abroad. 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 they performed in music festivals and venues alike.
After three years of traveling, recording, and collaborating, Publish The Quest has just released it’s full length album titled ‘A THOUSAND KINDS OF GOLD!’ It was recorded in Seattle, Zimbabwe, Mali, and Nigeria… The album features Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Vieux Farka Toure, Nneka, Edith WeUtonga Katiji, Jeff DeMelle, Caleb Cunningham, Mark Oi, Mike Marlatt, Bill Jones, Matt Chamberlain, Izaak Mills, and others… The album is now available on ITUNES and at this Vashon CD Release show.
Due to the popularity of this band and the fact that it’s Thanksgiving weekend, it is highly recommended that you get there early. Tickets will be available at the door for only $8. ID is required.
This is an all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.
Delilah Pearl and The Mantarays perform sultry ballads and jazzy rousers from the era of the divas: Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. Delilah sizzles in front, on vocals, backed by stalwart Vashon Island musicians Greg Dember (piano) , Michael Whitmore (guitar), Toliver Goering (bass) and Dodd Johnson (drums). The Mantarays deliver the standards freshened by an approach influenced by years in rock, experimental and indie music.
This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover!
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 soon to be announced artist from Seattle,bringing Vashon Island’s residents together to focus on teens and young-adults and their musical interests.
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, and The Physics. In fact, Macklemore actually came out from back stage to enjoy the student opening acts when he performed on the island three 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org TWO ZERO SIX /669-5160
- Fred Strong: email@example.com
- Harris Levinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an all-ages show.
Vashon Events presents the 2nd annual “Will Sing For Food” event on Saturday, December 20th starting at 8pm. Local musicians will perform holiday carols to earn tips to support the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank. The evening will kick off the holiday season in an intimate setting with some of the Island’s more endearing musicians.
More info to follow!
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!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31st, 9pm
NEW YEARS EVE
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
COVER CHARGE TBA.
More info to follow!