North City Bistro and Wine Shop

North Seattle's Hidden Gem

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Brother John & the Surrogates

October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

$10

Reservations can be requested through our website. Just click on the Big Red Reservations button, and fill in the blanks. Also, Please Bring Proof of Vaccination in order to be seated inside! You can also purchase ticket on our website, and if more than one person in your party buys tickets, please send us the names of everyone in your party, so we know who we need to seat with you.

 

Brother John and the Surrogates is a band and a musical collaborative. The brain-child of John Wies, BJS performances are presented in different formats (duo, trio, quartet, quintet) dependent on context & player availability. Performances focus on original music, the compositions of Tom Waits, a combination of the two, and from time to time include a smattering of other cover material.

On Acoustic Guitar and Vocals: John Wies

With commanding stage presence, distinctive vocals, and inspired lyrical presentation, John establishes the musical mood. Rooted in a percussive playing style, John’s original compositions present unique, genre-crossing arrangements. John has taken the stage in far-flung locales such as Japan and Korea and has had his music showcased in theatrical performances and on Mongolian radio. When performing Waits’ material, John emotes a serious yet playful Waitsonian persona, elevating the groups’ performance above and beyond any attendee expectations of ‘just another cover band’.

On Bass Guitar: Jerry Anderson

Exuding moods of cabaret jazz, heartfelt blues, and stadium rock n’ roll, Jerry’s playing is a testament to him as a true student of the low-end and its potential. Prior to living in France, where for decades he performed with jazz combos across Paris, Jerry studied jazz and classical bass at Cornish and was co-founder of Seattle based 70’s neo-R&B band Red Dress. Jerry has also played with numerous free-jazz, big band swing, blues and rock acts in the Pacific Northwest.

On Drums: Steve Smith:

Steering the ship, Steve possess a deft hand with sticks, brushes, or palms. Among others, Steve’s performance history includes long stints with Rat City Brass, Knut Bell and the Blue Collars, Review Mirror, and the Brian Butler Blues Band. With a nuanced touch and an understanding of multiple music genres, Steve swings with the best of ’em – and keeps his unruly band mates from going completely off the rails.

On Keyboards and Backup Vocals: Jon Lanthier

A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and documentary producer, Jon has performed synth-pop, jazz standards, dive-bar blues and more up and down the West Coast. Jon’s intuative playing, sometimes subtle, sometimes in your face, transports listeners to the gin joints, street corners, and drunk-tanks of the Waits’ milieu. Jon may not have been drinking, but clearly his piano has been.

Website

www.brotherjohnandthesurrogates.com

Facebook

@brotherjohnandthesurrogates

Details

Date:
October 30, 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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http://northcitybistro.com

Organizer

Ray & Sharon Bloom
Phone:
206-365-4447
Email:
rbloom888@gmail.com
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Venue

North City Bistro
1520 NE 177th St
Shoreline, WA 98155 United States
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Phone:
(206) 365-4447
View Venue Website

Tickets, reservations, and proof of vaccination are required to attend any music events.

Bistro dining & take out for Wednesday 4-7 • Thursday 4-8:30 • Friday & Saturday:4-9:30

Wine Shop Hours: Wed-Sat— 12p-close
Open some Wednesdays at 2pm, so please call ahead

EXCELLENT
218 reviews on
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
November 3, 2021.
Thanks to Ray and Sharon for providing a great place for so many talented artists to do their thing. The music is always top notch, the food is incredible (Scallops w/ Risotto is my favorite), and it's always a great time.
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Hanna McElroy
Hanna McElroy
October 31, 2021.
Monica Jones de Borges
Monica Jones de Borges
October 27, 2021.
We went to see some live music. There's a pricey cover charge but the music was really good. The food was excellent. Delicious pork loin with cream sauce. Good portion size of antipasto. Wonderful cheeses and salami. Very delicious seafood pasta. The prices were reasonable. We picked a great Italian Amorone wine off the shelf. The corkage was pretty steep, 12.00 given we had appetizers, full dinner and 20.00 cover. But the wine was fantastic and a fair price. Lots of wines from most important wine regions. The shelves are full and the prices fair. We'd definitely return. Service was very good especially given it was a full house. Small venue, quaint and enjoyable.
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Kevin Starkey
Kevin Starkey
October 24, 2021.
Close, tightly packed room, but comfortable. Soft lighting, exceptional wine selection. The wonderful, smooth vocalizations of Gail Pettis backed by her talented quartet. Hot and delicious shrimp fettacini paired with a perfect chardonnay. Fantastic. A winner all the way.
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Lee Schroth
Lee Schroth
October 8, 2021.
Great spot, love the small plate options. Outdoor seating was a great option. My favorite this time was flatbread with goat cheese, figs and balsamic glaze. Yum
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Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres
October 6, 2021.
Lisa Weller Ashton
Lisa Weller Ashton
August 27, 2021.
They helped make our 8th wedding anniversary so special. Amazing food, excellent cocktails, and such a fun and classy wine shop. I will be coming here more often, and hopefully have time to go see some of the live music soon.
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Chris Lapins
Chris Lapins
August 8, 2021.
Diane Howerton
Diane Howerton
August 1, 2021.
I almost hate to post as this is small and exquisite and I really don't want to share! However, everyone should have this experience; toothsome menu choices just right sized for visiting and music listening. And live music! First time out post covid and I felt like I'd been nervous system detoxed; hallelujah for establishements that are here for us all in the transition time. Thank you to the owners and the musicians!! And saftey is top notch with vaccine proof required; another thank you!
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David Johnson
David Johnson
August 1, 2021.
Delicious cuisine and great drinks. Wonderfully supportive of musicians, with a killer lineup of talent throughout the year. Highly recommend you check it out!
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