After the amazing success of last year’s event, Allison and I are planning a show that will coincide with the most romantic day of the year, Valentines Day. It will be at the Red Bicycle and will actually take place on Valentine’s Day, Friday the 14th. This will be a Vashon Events benefit show.
The show will be called “Love Duets II.”
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. Like the Backbone shows, 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.
All proceeds from this event will go to RISK.
RISK, Vashon Island’s string group is one of few string orchestras for fiddle music, folk and rock in a cozy, coffee house setting here on the Island. RISK welcomes a range of string instruments including Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo and Harp. This chamber orchestra brings a new flavor to Irish music, Klezmer, the Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more. For ages 8 to 88. Proceeds from this show will go towards the RISK scholarship fund, which supports music lessons and instrument rentals for low income kids.
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
Confirmed to sing so far:
Shane Jewell & Kim Thal
Allison Shirk & Joe Panzetta
Dianne Krouse & Kevin Almeida
Michael Whitmore & Christine Goering
Rebekah Kuzma & Andy James
Chuck Roehm & Nancy Morgan
Greg Dember & Mary Lawrence
Toliver & Christine Goering
Maijah Sanson-Frey & Sarah Hotchkiss
The Choir Boys
Sarah Christine & Rosemary Moon
Stephanie Battisti & Dick Gordon
Joseph Stewart & Devyn Prime
Elaine Ott, Stephanie Murray & Arlette Moody
Lauri Hennessy & Marita Ericksen
Olivia & Louis Mangione