Tuesday, 17 March 2020
9:30 pm show
All ages welcome
Check out other St. Patrick's Day activities at Elks Temple here.
THE CALL OF DUTY
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,
FluteDeputy D. – Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, DjembeBrigadier B.Ski – Drums & BeatsCaptain Clownshoe – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Bari SaxMajor Munk – Banjo, Fiddle, Bass, Guitar, VocalsMeter Maid Marvelous M – Trombone, Whistles, Bells,
Percussion, VocalsG-man J-rad - Trumpet, VocalsGarda Gugul - Flutes, Pipes, Goat Toes, Philosophizing
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
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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