Sharing The Stage Presents
With Brothers From Another & Student Openers
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
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 a hip hop duo from Seattle called Brothers From Another, 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
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: email@example.com TWO ZERO SIX /669-5160
– Fred Strong: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Harris Levinson: email@example.com