The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is located in the center of the town of Vashon, a short drive on the main highway from either the south end ferry or the north end ferry. It’s on the east side of the main street through town and easy to find. The highway that leads from either the north end ferry or the south end ferry will take you into the town of Vashon.
Be very aware of the ferry schedule and allow yourself plenty of time to get to the island from either the north end or south end ferry. Ferry schedules can be accessed through this website: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/schedule/ It is really important that you think in terms of the possibility of long ferry lines or the chance that a ferry might be late or out of service, causing delays. Better to get to the island early and feel relaxed, than to stress yourself out over the ferry system. Besides, it gives you a little time to poke around town if you want or grab a bite to eat before the show.
As far as our sound equipment, we’re set up with a Presonus 16.4.2 studiolive board with 16 channels/inputs, 4 bus. FRONT OF HOUSE is a 2- way active Mackie system flown over a pair of 18” subs. The snake has 16 channels, there’s four floor monitors with two monitor mixes. We’ve got enough cables and microphones to cover any bands needs. Musicians only need to bring their own instruments. We’ve got a nice raised stage in our venue, with an adequate lighting system. We have an in-house sound engineer who will be present for set-up, sound check and throughout the entire show. Capacity for the room is around 100 seated, with room for a few dozen more on the dance floor.
We have noticed that when some performers take a break in between sets, the longer the break is, the more people in the audience we lose….so we like to let you know that ahead of time. We understand the need for a break, but try to encourage that they are short.
Also, as a reminder – there is a new Washington State ruling that allows you to drink liquor on stage, but it needs to be in a glass or cup – it can’t have a label that advertises what it is. You cannot be legally drunk on stage either. The Red Bicycle thanks you for your cooperation.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your sound needs ahead of time, along with a stage plot if you have one. Then I can prepare our sound engineer in advance.
Also, please give me a head count on band members along with their names and what instruments they play so that I can make sure we are prepared for you.
For the rare occasions that we have shows with a cover charge, the Red Bicycle policy on Guest Lists is that we allow only one guest per band member. Anybody else will need to pay full cover at the door.
Also, please provide me with a cell number for a contact in the band just in case we need to get a hold of you.
Please note that it is a Red Bicycle policy that there is no audio or video recordings of your performance allowed without pre-approval from Red Bike management well in advance of the show. We have found that it has been too much of a distraction in the past for the wait staff, sound engineer and the people that have come to see the performances.
We have an incredible community out here on the island that supports live music shows. The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is one of very few music venues in town and is the only one that has a restaurant, nightclub and sushi bar. We have live music every Friday and Saturday night and on nice warm evenings in the summer, we have a garage door that opens directly behind the musicians so that the music flows out into the street and grabs a hold of anyone passing by. During the off-season months, the Red Bicycle is a gathering place for the locals, where they can connect with friends and enjoy some good food, beverages & music all in one place.
Looking forward to hearing from you! -Pete-