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Fistfuls of talent are on stage at the Red Bike

Concert promoter Pete Welch says that Handful of Luvin’ will make audiences want to “dance all night.” - Courtesy photo
Concert promoter Pete Welch says that Handful of Luvin’ will make audiences want to “dance all night.”
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Two upcoming shows at the Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi will bring a diverse array of musical talent to the Island.

Colin Spring and Noah Earle will play a free, all-ages show at the Red Bike at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.

Colin Spring is a songwriter who said he gravitates toward 1960s and ’70s folk, but that he also enjoys conversations about early ’80s punk rock, counter-culture movements and the literature and arts that defined them.

Noah Earle, now residing on a farm in Hallsville, Mo., said he only needs to step outside to his own garden for inspiration. He was born in Topeka, Kan., “a good place to dig potatoes,” he said. Surrounded by a musical family, he absorbed various strains of influence.

Handul of Luvin’ will take the stage at the Bike at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

Seattle Weekly has called the band “a potpourri of all great bands we’ve loved before.”

Handful of Luvin’ formed in 2002, when frontman David John and fiddler Andrew Joslyn met at Western Washington University.

John and Joslyn eventually added bass player Patrick Files, whose background with funk, rock and thrash metal brought a new dimension to the band. Drummer Mike Knight is the most recent recruit.

Opening for Handful of Luvin’ is Hector Seengs. Seengs plays electric mandolin and guitar and cites Dr. Suess as his main lyrical influence.

There is a $5 cover charge for the double-bill, which is for ages 21 and older.

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