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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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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).

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Sharing The Stage Event: Kuinka w/VHS Student Openers

Friday, September 22nd
Sharing The Stage Event
Kuinka
With VHS student openers

The name Kuinka (coo-WINK-uh) comes from the Finnish for “how”; how does a band bristling with spirited   creativity continue to evolve artistically and challenge themselves while staying true to their own roots? For Kuinka, the answer comes in the form of letting go: a joyful acquiescence to their cumulative love of songwriting and shared experience, regardless of genre or instrumentation. Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band; one proudly defiant of preconceived notions of what fits under the label ‘Americana’.  

Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland. Both albums were recorded at the famed Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA (Fleet Foxes, Metric), and led to featured performances at dozens of festivals and several successful national headlining tours.

Home from touring The Heartland, all four found themselves in the midst of major life changes both as people and as artists; moving out of the house they‘d shared for the previous two years to new cities and broadening the total palette from which they draw as musicians. After fleshing out new songs in rehearsal, the band headed to a studio near Portland, OR with the trusted ears of longtime producer Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers). The quartet was joined in the studio with their touring wizard of the woodwinds John Benefiel who handled clarinet and saxophone.

The songs on their forthcoming release Stay Up Late ring with the vibrancy of exploration and discovery. “We’ve spent our time as a band in pursuit of a unique sound that captures our energy and essence” says Zickler. “We’d love for our music to be a soundtrack to adventure. Our biggest goal as a collective is to fight the trend of apathy — to infuse everything we do with a sense of joy, and to affect positive change in the world to the best of our ability.”

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.

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 in 2011.

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
–2015, Hank & Cupcakes
–2015, The Young Evils
–2016, Chastity Belt
–2016, BFA
–2017, Tangerine
–2017, Tacocat

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.

The Hit’s of the 80’s

Friday, September 29th, 8:00pm
Vashon Events Presents:
The Hit’s of the 80’s Showcase
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that  

Vashon Events is pleased to present Hits of the Eighties – a fundraiser to showcase music of the this melodic decade, performed by almost two dozen songs by Island musicians. Join us on Friday, September 29th 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.

The music of the Eighties was lively, varied, contentious, and to some degree inconclusive. It was the decade of synth pop, Michael Jackson, the compact disk, the Beastie Boys, and a lot more heavy metal. It was a time for reassessment and reconstruction. Musicians and audiences alike have struggled to come to terms with rock’s parameters and possibilities, its emotional resonance and often dormant social consciousness.

Don’t forget to dress up! The eighties was a decade when many of the fashion trends that people love to hate were created. In complete contrast to the 1970s, shirts became looser and trousers became tighter. Hair was heavily styled and voluminous (teased and permed to the limits!) and make-up was bold with clashing colors – almost like face paint. Eighties fashion for women taught us terms like jelly bracelets, jelly shoes, neon clothing, leg warmers, shoulder pads, and Guess jeans. They also brought back polka dots, Preppie clothes and wedgies – which used to be shoes and not an underwear malfunction…

Some of the songs picked so far:

1999 (Prince)
And She Was (Talking Heads)
Better Be Home Soon (Crowded House)
Blue Jean (David Bowie)
Burning Down The House (Talking Heads)
Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley)
Gigantic (The Pixies)
Hey 19 (Steely Dan)
Home Sweet Home (Motley Crue)
Hot For Teacher (Van Halen)
I Would Walk 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)
Jenny (Tommy Tutone)
Left of the Dial (Replacements)
Money For Nothing (Dire Straits)
Overkill (Men At Work)
Pop Muzic (M)
Ring Them Bells (Bob Dylan)
Rise (Herb Albert)
True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
Under The Milky Way (The Church)
Urgent (Foreigner)

High and Lonesome

Friday, October 6th, 8:30pm
High and Lonesome
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  

The High and Lonesome Band is a group of friends who’ve played together nearly 30 years. They’ve been together so long that some original band members have even been replaced by their offspring. With roots firmly planted in American Ethnic music, High and Lonesome brings an intricate, tasty brew of bluegrass, blues, and Bakersfield-style country music.

Islanders will recognize John Schubert on guitar and vocals, with Tab Tabscott on dobro and pedal steel. Will McSeveney will play the banjo, Pete Martin on fiddle, mandolin, and vocals, Terry Enyeart on bass and vocals, and Jim Bluhm on a variety of instruments.

Get ready for some good time dance music in a folky/country vein.  No cover, show starts at 8:30pm, all ages until 11:00pm.

Voice of Vashon Benefit

Friday, October 13th, 8pm
Voice of Vashon Benefit
Lip Sync Battle!
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi  

KVSH Celebrates Its Third Birthday with a Lip Sync Battle

Island officials, celebrities and rock star wannabes are polishing up their air guitars for VoV’s Third Annual KVSH Birthday Bash, Friday, October 13, at the Red Bike. It’s going to be a Lip Sync Battle hosted by the ever-comedic Steffon Moody, and starring the people you see or hear from regularly…in a whole new light.

Popularized by Jimmy Fallon and The Spike Network’s Lip Sync Battle, this promises to be an evening of song and side-splitting laughter!

The celebration starts at 7:30PM with warm-up performances by VoV’s “The Voice (of Vashon)” winners, Gus Reeves and Sedona Deck.

Steffon Moody will set up the Lip Sync Battle with an act of his own, then competing pairs of lip syncers will strut their stuff to one of their favorite tunes. Audience applause will choose the winner of each paired battle!

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

Tickets are $10 and available now at the Vashon Book Shop and Brownpapertickets.com. All proceeds benefit Voice of Vashon.

Bill Brown & The Kingbees

Friday, October 20th, 8:30pm
Bill Brown & The Kingbees
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-age’s ’till 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  

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 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.   Free cover!

Gregg Curry & Ragged Glory CD Release Party

Gregg Curry CD Release Party
Friday, Oct 27th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
Admisson: $10 or $15 with CD
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that

When Gregg Curry emigrated to the Northwest from Alabama he brought along a satchel of songs and southern charm to the safe confines of Vashon Island and found likeminded soul to form a new band Gregg Curry and Ragged Glory. The seven-piece ensemble deliver raw, energized roots rock, alt country and Americana.

Kailan Hoerl, Dental Hygienist, photographed in her parents backyard outside of Milwaukee, WI. 7/27/8.

Curry and Co. teamed up with acclaimed producer, engineer and musical guru Martin Feveyear to record their second full length album, The Last Train, set for release at this show.

The eleven-song collection reflects the breadth of Curry’s songwriting skills and showcases the many talents of Ragged Glory. Opening track ‘I’m Moving,” is a four on the floor rocker that features Curry’s long-time partner in crime guitarist Rick Dahms and hot harmonica from Michael J Nichols who recently joined the group along with new bass man Michael David Marcus and drummer Emory Miedema-Boyajian.

The mood downshifts to an easy alt country swing for the study of introspection ‘The Road To Regret,’ drawing comparisons to Graham Parsons, followed by the bluesy stomp of the title track ‘The Last Train.’ More of Curry’s influences are revealed on the rapid fire two beat ‘Free Ain’t Bad,’ when he poses the question “does Patsy Cline make you cry, do the Stones get you high.” The straight-ahead roots rocker ‘There’s Only You,’ is a rambling tale of righteous love, that rolls right into the CCR styled swamper ‘Fire Can’t be far Away,’

The sweetly waltzing ‘Bayou Moon,’ transports us to the French quarter with loving flair from soaring horns and Spanish guitar. Curry looks back at the heyday of his heroes who are now aging rockers who deserve respect on “A Long Way From The Whiskey.’ Rebekah Kuzma joins Curry for the political lament ‘Birds & Stones,’ a song Curry describes as one he “was tired of not having recorded, because the world needs it.” The acoustic duet comes straight from the Pete Segar playbook with a direct message about the folly of foolish man.

Curry then draws from his own life journey and the landscapes he has traveled and the lessons learned on the road on the expansive ‘Long Way To Here.’ The album ends by going to ‘Infinity,’ for the final rocking track, a six-minute southern rock jam inspired by the many outlaws who picked up a guitar and blazed a trail for Ragged Glory. (Thanks to Rick J Bowen for this article)

The band (Curry and Rick Dahms on guitars and vocals, Michael Marcus on bass and vocals, Tony Mann on keyboards and vocals, Emory Miedema-Boyajian on drums and vocals) has evolved a sound around Curry’s original songs that is their own – a sort of rock ‘n roll tent revival/minstrel show blending the sacred and the profane and the in-between into delectable musical stew, new and familiar at once. The lyrics will make you pause, the music will tempt you to dance and chances are you’ll grin like you do when you hear a song that you want to turn up.

This will be the CD Release Party for the band’s new CD entitled “The Last Train”)! For more info, check out http://www.greggcurry.com/

The S Curves & The Straightaways

The S Curves & The Straightaways
Friday, November 3rd, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!   

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 S Curves 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 S Curves – Arlette Moody, Elaine Ott-Rocheford, and Stephanie Murray – are Sure to Send you Swaying.

The S Curves 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.

Some’tet

Some’tet
Friday, November 17th, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Free cover!  

In April 2013, guitarist/composer Michael Whitmore began a weekly residency at the Snapdragon Café on Vashon Island, Washington. Over the next few years this ‘Sunday night jam’ grew into a full-blown ensemble … the whole jazz, post-jazz kit and caboodle. Sometimes a quartet, sometimes a sextet, a trio, but always Some’tet …

The music is both composed and improvised. The overall sound is mellow, almost west coast cool, with moments of intense invention. Add a dollop of American primitivism, clusters of neo-bossanova rhythms, the occasional art song, a torch song, some very soulful vocals and there you have it. Think 60’s era jazz meets Twin Peaks, dancing in Rio de Janeiro to a slow jam with a whiskey & soda in hand and your Nana is catering the gig under a yellow hoodoo moon. Check out Some’tet’s new six song EP “Steps.”

http://www.sometetmusic.com

OneNiteStand

OneNiteStand
Friday, December 1st, 8:30pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
No cover!  

OneNiteStand is gaining ground with more rocking tunes and incredible vocals by Terri Cole – 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.

Terri’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 Red Bike this Friday night!

This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.

Will Sing For Vashon Benefit Show

Friday, December 22nd, 8pm
The 5th Annual Will Sing For Vashon Benefit Show
A Special Vashon Events Presentation
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that

Vashon Events is once again partnering with the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi to host a showcase of holiday songs to benefit Island Nonprofits this holiday season.

The Fifth Annual Will Sing for Vashon will take place on Friday, December 22nd beginning at 8pm. The event is always an open call for Vashon Island musicians to perform a holiday song. In the past over 25 acts perform through the night and this year is no exception.

As we did last year, Vashon Events is opening the event up to allow audience members to donate money to any nonprofit organization they choose by specifying the name of the nonprofit on envelopes that will be distributed. This way, all the nonprofits on the island can join in the fun, and benefit from the extraordinary night of song and community.

The event is produced by Pete Welch and Allison Shirk of Vashon Events with Allison emceeing the night. It will be fun, festive and for a great cause. This is yet another in a series of many special themed shows that will be produced by Vashon Events in the coming year.