Tuesday, 17 March 2020

As part of St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

The Fun Police

Lindsay Street


Irish Dancers: Haley Prendergast School of Irish Dance

The Burren Band

9:30 pm show

Free show

All ages welcome

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About The Fun Police

Folk, reggae & punk

The Fun Police

Check out other St. Patrick's Day activities at Elks Temple here.


Living in these modern times, one can always find constant reminders of the laws that protect us from danger, and also in some cases, fun. In that irony lies the birthplace of The Fun Police. Gradually rounding out a few tunes, the original members drew inspiration upon the adventures of exploring throughout rural Washington. From this point began the recruitment process. Only the trusted could join, no corrupt elements were allowed. The Fun Police have a lot of history together, musically and personally. The songs sung by this fun force were composed floating rivers, spelunking vacant mines, pub crawling sidewalks, and summoning a higher power in the presence of a campfire.


Ranger Ruffhousen and recurring member Special Agent Sam share noble musical history on their belts, most notably being Helter Skipper and the Gilligan Mansons, Cheeky White Devils, and The Xenophiles. Sergeant Snake, Brigadier B.Ski, and Deputy D. prior to putting on a uniform, dabbled amongst many different incarnations together: Grasshopper II, Ladle of Gruel, and lastly Philo Gant. They rocked the Pacific Northwest and beyond but decided to become full-time Fun Police members in November ‘08. Captain Clownshoe of HSGM and CWD lineage returned to the fold in 2012 after having filled in several times when FP members were on special assignment elsewhere.  Marvelous M joined soon thereafter to sprinkle trombone-y goodness.  Major Munk has recently come back to his rightful place of honor, and G-man J-rad joined to perfect the brass attack with his trumpet.  Garda Gugul most recently joined full time after having been our unicorn cross-agency support for many years.

Many musical talents have contributed to the history of the Fun Police and often join us on stage for special events. We thank them for their years of service: Sgt. SWAK, Corporal Coyote, Officer Orange-Fuzz, Sergeant Snake, Special Agent Sam, Special Agent Sub-Zero, Veteran V.Dub, Major Mullet, Officer Cox, and Constable Pation. The band is currently comprised of metal workers, box makers, bartenders, cable operators, interpreters, tinkerers, cartoonists, fake taxi drivers, Catholics, Atheists, Technocrats, Neo-Luddites, Agnostics, slackers, stoners, teetotalers, go-getters, vagabonds, male sluts, mis-educators, and minions of Big Brother.


The Fun Police are equipped with an ever-growing versatile arsenal primarily consisting of a viola, accordion, several vocalists, guitars, bass, drums, djembe, tambourine, glockenspiel, various flutes, clarinet, horns, and other secret weapons. The tempo is mostly upbeat and dance-able. The tunes vary from folk, to reggae, to punk, to experimental, and back again. The Fun Police don’t work really well with The Genre Police. As a whole The Fun Police are a tasty mix for consumption, an all-day cooked stew, or a delicious homemade pico de gallo for dipping. To some it might be an acquired taste like bacon, coffee, or donuts. The FP consider it a crime to take themselves too seriously, and are seldom seen arresting each other.


Ranger Ruffhousen – Lead Vocals, Viola, Accordion, Guitar, Flute
Deputy D. – Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Djembe
Brigadier B.Ski – Drums & Beats
Captain Clownshoe – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Bari Sax
Major Munk – Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Meter Maid Marvelous M – Trombone, Whistles, Bells, Percussion, Vocals
G-man J-rad - Trumpet, Vocals
Garda Gugul - Flutes, Pipes, Goat Toes, Philosophizing

About Seastar

Celtic/folk/maritime & more


Over the last 12 years we've made so much music. We've played bars, coffeehouses, train stations, hardware stores, video arcades, house concerts, big auditoriums, and we have toured in eight countries!

We have been noted as sounding “authentic” and “timeless”.

We tangle dusty dreams, salty seas, with a silver lining and a ray of hope.
We are a unique fusion of Celtic, Folk, Maritime, Americana, and Bluegrass with echos of psychedelic and rock. We do not fit into one genre.  We hate labels. We love it all.

Northwest Music Scene wrote, "It’s not hard to imagine them singing these songs on the snowy shores of a fjord somewhere in northern Europe, as a wooden ship is sailing off on another journey. Using broad strokes, SeaStar paints vivid pictures, foregoing paintbrushes for musical instruments and lyrics, with the thundering vocals of Fae Wiedenhoeft as the driving force behind most of the music. If you are even remotely interested in Celtic music, you should love the way the band blends it with other genres to come up with their own unique style.”

We are honest, hardworking folks who love a good gathering of people to commune.  Music is medicine in a broken world. Let’s raise the vibration and create something beautiful.





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