Women's Singer/Songwriter Showcase At the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi $10 cover, all-ages.
The Red Bicycle welcomes some of our amazing Island female musicians for a night of acoustic music. Performing musicians are: Allison Shirk, Cami Lundeen, Kate MacLeod, Jamie Jackson, Maya, Delilah Pearl, Kiki Means & Kat Eggleston.
The emcee for this wonderful evening of music will be the lovely Allison Shirk.
Allison Shirk is a singer, songwriter whose style is described as being sultry and confident with a edge. Her parents would take her to sing in front of adult audiences from the time she was five. Her shyness would fade away as soon as she began singing. Allison has a distinctive voice with a slightly southern accent. Her songs take life experience and weave stories to which people can connect. She describes places and people that linger in your mind long after the song ends.
After being diagnosed with a rare, incurable liver disease (in addition to a previously diagnosed autoimmune disorder) Cami Lundeen turned to songwriting as an outlet for dealing with her newfound reality. She developed her songwriting for one year before performing live. In the spring of 2012, Cami Lundeen played her first public show, at the Vashon Island Farmer's Market. Since then she has rapidly grown her fan base by playing several festivals - including Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival - recurring venue gigs, benefit events, house concerts, and private events, on Vashon and in the greater Seattle area. Cami has been featured in interviews by Working Mothers Revolution, and Epic Victories. Her single "Run Free" has been used in a slideshow for the Audubon Society, a dance event promo video, and an upcoming radio show.
Kate MacLeod's songwriting style and live performances display an unbreakable link between traditional music and cutting-edge contemporary songwriting. She has been hailed as one of the 'Ten Acts to Watch' by editors of the MusicHound Folk Essential Album Guide. Her songs catch the ears of the new artists, traditional singers, bluegrass musicians, celtic musicians and songwriters of many styles and have been recorded by artists from California to the Czech Republic.
Jamie Jackson is a passionate singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Seattle, Washington. She picked up her first guitar around the time she could walk strumming to Hank Williams and old rock 'n' roll tunes. Over the years she has performed in a variety of bands playing guitar, bass, keys, and drums along with singing lead and backing vocals. In 2010, Jamie's life was forever changed and her vision of the music deeply immersed in her was set free. What emerged was raw and powerful a series of songs ranging from gut-wrenching to pure comedy. Jamie is known for her smokin' guitar licks and has been likened to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Her powerhouse voice is a one-of-a kind soulful, smoky blend often compared to Adele, Pink and Janis Joplin. Jamie is currently working on her debut album entitled "A New Beginning" - a blend of acoustic rock, folk and blues. Her recent move to Vashon, Washington is already producing more amazing material inspired by the island's magic and beauty.
Kat Eggleston was born in California while her parents were working on the "Gumby" show; a detail of her life that she still credits for sealing her fate as a performer. In the years since then she's been singing and playing original and traditional music all over the U.S., Europe, and Australia, as a solo performer and in small ensembles and bands. Kat is a dextrous instrumentalist on guitar and hammered dulcimer, and a highly respected writer and interpreter of song who has recorded four well received solo cds, a duet album with Kate MacLeod, and a cd with the Irish supergroup "Bohola". Recently she returned to her theatrical background to work with Chicago Children's Theatre and Chicago's Victory Gardens Theatre on two productions written by the legendary songwriter Michael P. Smith. She now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.
Maya has been driven towards performance out of sheer competitive envy. Incredibly self conscious as a child, she managed all the same to hold onto her childhood dream of fame and fortune. Then she grew up. She moved to Vashon with the beautiful girls whose light outshone that dream and discovered that totally regular people with awesome musical talent grow on Vashon like wildflowers and she wanted to be one of them. Maya picked up the guitar and wrote some songs and dared herself to perform whenever she could. Her band, Bread Birds, is in the process of honing those tunes along with a few others. Watch for them at Strawberry Festival this year.
Delilah Pearl brings the vocal styling of '30s and '40s jazz and swing standards to life with her alluring tone. Her voice is soulful, smoky, wide ranging and flexible, influenced by Peggy Lee, Ella, Nina and "Lady Day". Bewitching her audience with not just her sound but her style and charming presence, Delilah Pearl is captivating. After working hard this last year with her band The Mantarays emulating her favorite classic sultry ballads, she has begun writing some hits of her own. She is delighted to share them with you A Cappella for this Women's Showcase.
Kiki Means has been immersed in music since she was a little girl providing lead and harmonies during shared family music since the age of 2. She states that her father, who patiently encouraged, taught and accompanied her throughout the years, is her strongest musical influence. In elementary school, she discovered her love and aptitude for the guitar under the tutelage of Darryl Redeker, island musician, who first encouraged her to "play out" after witnessing her passion for self-expression through music. Daryl was the first of many public audiences to comment on the intensity, vulnerability and vocal clarity that infuse her performances. Kiki's wide range of covers of singers/songwriters in the style of Schuyler Fisk, Ingrid Michaelson and Gavin Degraw have been the mainstay of her repertoire until she discovered her talent for first, composition and, more recently, songwriting. You can also check out her tunes at Youtube and Myspace.
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi (View)
17618 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA 98070