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
Always a crowd pleaser on Vashon Island, Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band is coming back to the Red Bicycle for another amazing performance of his roots reggae music on Saturday, Jan 24th. If you like roots reggae, this is a show you won’t want to miss. Clinton Fearon has quickly won the hearts of many an Islander and will pack the dance floor with happy feet.
Much like quite a few other reggae musicians who came of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Clinton Fearon was a country boy who migrated to Kingston as a teenager in order to seek his musical fortune amongst the proliferating studios and sound systems of the big city. He was born in St. Andrew in 1951 and moved around the countryside with his father and stepmother before relocating to Kingston in 1967; he immediately organized a singing group with some friends, but it never amounted to anything and broke up before it could record. It was around 1970, when he joined Albert Griffiths and Errol Grandison to form the Gladiators, that he hit his stride as a musician, and began what would be the most significant and commercially successful association of his career.
Flash forward to 1989, when Clinton came to Seattle and co-founded The Defenders and then finally in 1993, formed his own group called The Boogie Brown Band.
When asked about his music, Clinton states that “…our sound is roots, its roots, lovers rock, rock steady. It’s not too far from the root. I’m not trying to branch off into anything I’m not totally relaxed with,” he continued. “A lot of (other bands) try to follow the market. I try to follow my creativity more so than follow the market. It’s what’s in your heart; you have to follow your heart.”
Clinton Fearon is counted among Jamaica’s most talented musicians by peers and professionals in the Reggae music industry. His infectious bass riffs have always led the way, whether he is playing bass, guitar or percussion, singing lead vocals or providing background harmonies.
The show begins at 9pm, the cover is $10.00 and it is an all-ages event ‘til 11pm, 21+ after that. The Red Bike has experienced sold-out shows with Clinton in the past and anticipates the same for this one, so it’s highly advised that people buy tickets in advance by calling 463-5959 or by purchasing them in person at the Bike prior to the event.
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!
For Gregg Curry, Ragged Glory was a sound birthed from the radio of a Mercury Montego he drove down Southern highways in summer with the windows down. It was Dylan, The Stones, The Band, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and so many others making something raw sound so perfect. He just grinned and turned it up louder.
Now, Ragged Glory is the band Curry says he’s “lucky to work with because they get where I’m coming from and understand where the songs seem to want to go.” The band (Curry and Rick Dahms on guitars and vocals, Kevin Almeida on bass and vocals, Matthew Chaney on keyboards, and drummer Emory Miedema-Boyajian ) has evolved a sound around Curry’s original songs that is their own – a sort of rock-and-roll tent revival/minstrel show that mixes the sacred, the profane, and the in-between into a musical stew, new and familiar at once. The words may make you pause, the music may tempt you to dance, and chances are good you will grin like you do when you hear a song on a car radio and you want to turn it up.
Gregg Curry and Ragged Glory play on Friday, February 6th at The Red Bike. The Show starts at 8:30pm. This is an all-ages show ’til 11pm, 21+ after that and there is no cover for this show!
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
Some of the duo’s signed up so far are:
Allison Shirk & Joe Panzetta
Maijah Sansen-Fray & Sarah Hotchkiss
Scott Durkee & Andrea Walker
Jennifer Sutherland & Rusty Willoughby
Tomi & Gaven Watson
Rebekah Kuzma & Andy James
Chai Ste Marie & Josh
Gregg Curry & Maya Battisti
John & Clare Amerongen
Pearce Cobarr & Chris Peloquin
Chuck vanNorman & Jessica Bolding
Joseph & Veronica Stewart
Ian & Maria Metler
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 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.
Soul Senate is a 7-piece, high-energy, adrenaline-inducing, audience-oriented, original soul/funk party powerhouse.
Bridging the decidedly funky sounds of the 60s & early 70s–such as the Meters, Stevie Wonder, and the Stax label of Memphis–with a distinct modern sound in the vein of Raphael Saadiq, Alice Russell, Eli Paperboy Reed, and the New Mastersounds; Soul Senate claims their own musical territory with booty shaking grooves, well-crafted arrangements, sizzling horns, and memorable instrumentals and vocal songs.
Each member of the band has over 10-30 years experience on the local or national scene: in sum, playing countless venues & festivals–from Bumbershoot to the 100,000 person West Fest–with experience opening for touring acts like Orgone, Delta Nove, Will Bernard, Roy Ayers, and the Monophonics.
This is a free cover all-ages show ‘til 11pm, then 21+ after that.
COMEDY NIGHT IS COMING !!! Friday, March 13th at 8pm, at the Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi bar. The evening is hosted by local humorist and provocateur, Steffon Moody, and features an All Star crew of locally famous on-island comedians, plying their craft as only locally famous amateur comedians can ply.
Headlining this show will be Derek Sheen. Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted, one of a kind, storyteller. He’s quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! He’s been a featured performer at the Bridgetown, Cape Fear and S.F. Sketchfest Comedy Festivals, has toured with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel! His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and is available from Rooftopcomedy.com. Lindy West of Jezebel.com has called him “A Human Hug.”
Comedy Night is, on average, more fun. If you haven’t been, here’s the setup: we invite jelly-kneed first timer’s, practiced amateurs and professional comedians to appear on the same stage. The newbies only get a few minutes of stage time because, well, it’s just better that way. Then we trot out some faces you may have seen performing around town and we finish up with a couple of pros.
Performing in front of an audience is one of the top universal fears. And of all performance forms, Stand Up comedy tops the terror list; right up there with Evil Knievel style motorcycle jumping.
In general, comedians are expected to get a laugh about every 15 seconds. That’s 20 punchlines in a 5 minute routine. Or, looked at another way, 20 opportunities for failure.
In no other performance form are performers held to such a standard. Many experienced performers, usually comfortable in front of an audience, look like a deer in the headlights when asked to do Stand Up. The pressure of evoking the laugh can be unbearable.
That’s why comedians do it. That’s why audiences come. It’s risky, dangerous, almost life- threatening. It’s an on-stage reality show, where the possibility of failure is integral to the show itself.
Expect the usual ribald, tasteless, eccentric, and life transforming experience that is regularly delivered at regular Yuk fest. These island comedians will sink or swim in death defying comedy routines. That’s right! Death Defying Comedy! Please don’t try this at home folks. Only untrained amateur professionals are qualified to run the gauntlet of a notoriously ruthless Vashon audience.
The headlining comedian and local comics will be announced soon!
Cover charge is $7, and the show starts at 8pm, but show up early and get a seat, because it is always packed!
This show will most likely have adult content, so please use your best judgment when bringing children with you.
See you then and there!
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th, 8:30pm
THE RED BICYCLE BISTRO & SUSHI
THE RUMBLE STRIPS
ALL-AGES ‘TIL 11PM, 21+ AFTER THAT
Danny Newcomb, former lead guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the acclaimed Seattle-based alt-rock band Goodness, currently performs original songs with his new band – the Sugar Makers, featuring his signature guitar solos. In the 1990s, Danny toured internationally with Goodness, releasing two full-length albums. Danny also writes songs and plays guitar for The Rockfords, featuring Mike McCready of Pearl Jam. Danny remarks, “I’ve always been a songwriter and a lead guitar player. Now, I’m performing songs that I can sing.” Danny recently completed recording his band’s first CD on Hockey Talker Records, which will be released in February of 2015. Danny’s band, the Sugar Makers will back him up at the Red Bike show, featuring Rick Friel on bass, Annie O’Niell on backup vocals and Eric Eagle on drums.
This is yet another free cover show and all-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that.