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Publish The Quest

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29th, 9pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
PUBLISH THE QUEST
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
$8 COVER   PTQ 12

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 & The Mantarays

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
DELILAH PEARL & THE MANTARAYS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Delilah Pearl & The Mantarays

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 Presents: Brothers From Another

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12th, 8pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
SHARING THE STAGE PRESENTS: BROTHERS FROM ANOTHER
PLUS STUDENT OPENERS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
$7 STUDENTS $12 ADULTS  Brothers From Another (3)

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 Brothers From Another from Seattle, bringing Vashon Island’s residents together to focus on teens and young-adults and their musical interests.

Brothers from Another are the face of the next generation of Seattle Hip-Hop. Comprised of lyricist Tiglo and Cole, they have made their way through Seattle the rap scene since beginning in the basement studio of their high school. Since then, they have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Wale.

While both attending four year University’s with majors in Business Administration, they have found time to release 6 EP’s and perform in some of the nation’s most notable venues including the Bowery Ballroom in NY, the Troubadour in LA and the Fillmore in SF. Collaborating with some of the heavy weights of Seattle Hip-hop, including the Blue Scholars, Sol, Vitamin D, J Pinder and Sam Lachow, they have always held their own with a cool Sunday afternoon demeanor. They exude the easy going flavor of the mid 90’s while maintaining a new school attitude in their lyrics.

The future is bright for the young duo that seems to possess knowledge and experience beyond their years. One listen to any of their songs and its clear they stay true to their fundamental beliefs that life should be lived to the fullest extent, and their purpose is nothing more than to contribute to good living.

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: rbordner@gmail.com TWO ZERO SIX /669-5160
- Fred Strong: fstrong98070@gmail.com
- Harris Levinson: harrisbey@gmail.com

This is an all-ages show.

Will Sing For Food – Vashon Events Holiday Show

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  golden background of defocused abstract lights

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 so far:

“The Coventry Carol” – Rebekah Kuzma & Jennifer Krikawa

“Winter Wonderland” – Trina Willard

“Celebrate Me Home” – Pearce Cobarr

__________________ – Dianne Krouse

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Maijah Sansen-Frey

“Let It Snow” – Nick Hyde

“Jingle Bell Rock” – Audrey & Allison Shirk

“White Christmas” – Christine Goering

___________________ – Michael Whitmore  

“30 Days” – Thalia Goering

Rumor Has It

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
RUMOR HAS IT
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  d - Rumor Has It 2014 Photo

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!

 

High and Lonesome

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 8:30pm
HIGH AND LONESOME
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!    High and Lonesome (2)

High and Lonesome was formed in 1985 and played all the bluegrass festivals throughout the Northwest. The band broke up at the end of 1989, but reunited in 1993 and were hired to play 3 shows at the very first Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival that year.

After another hiatus, High and Lonesome reunited and performed at the Darrington Bluegrass Festival last summer, 24 years after the last time they performed there. Earla Harding, founding member of the Wintergrass Blues Festival, recently said that High and Lonesome was one of the greatest local bluegrass bands ever.

The mix of music High and Lonesome will be doing will be solid as a rock classic bluegrass and traditional pre ’70′s classic country music. Islanders will recognize Tab Tabscott on dobro/pedal steel guitar and vocals, as well as John Schubert on guitar and vocals. They will be joined by Pete Martin on mandolin/fiddle, Al Hutteball on bass and Rich Jones on banjo/guitar and vocals.

If you love bluegrass, you’ll love this show! All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that. Free cover.

 

OneNiteStand

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
ONENITESTAND
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  one
OneNiteStand & The Sirens

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.

Allison Shirk CD Release Party

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11th, 7:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
ALLISON SHIRK BAND – CD RELEASE PARTY
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT  Allison Shirk low res fence shot

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, 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. of year and every little bit helps.

More info to follow!

Fendershine

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
FENDERSHINE
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Fendershine-02 042114

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!

TBA

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
TBA
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!

The Eric Apoe Band

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE ERIC APOE BAND
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Eric Apoe Oct 2014 (4)

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!

Love Duets III

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13th, 8pm
IN CELEBRATION OF VALENTINES DAY
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
LOVE DUETS III
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
$8 SUGGESTED DONATION  Love Duets 2014

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

The Jealous Dogs

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
SEATTLE’S ONLY PRETENDERS TRIBUTE
THE JEALOUS DOGS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Jealous Dogs - 0014 - smaller

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
BILL BROWN & THE KINGBEES
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
FREE COVER!  Bill Brown & The KB's - Copy

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.