Rick, Joe and Kevin became musical comrades and cohorts over the last year. will perform at the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie. Friday, January 18th at 7pm. All three compose songs, and although they share many influences and tastes, each is stylistically unique: Rick tends towards folk/rock/R&B with strong story narratives, Joe goes in for a singer/songwriter style rich in guitar and poetic lyrics, and Kevin tends towards love ballads and/or humor.
For this concert, they decided to play three solo sets, challenging each other to come up with a combination of covers and originals. Then, they’ll do several songs together, with complex harmonies and intricate guitar solos – or, if they have no time to rehearse, simplistic unison where each of them tries to be unobtrusive and quiet as possible, which may make the songs difficult to hear and understand.
Kevin Joyce is a singer/songwriter, actor, writer and director.
He has toured Europe as a soloist with a Spanish Choir, composed music for Buffoons with UMO Ensemble, sang with Joan Baez in Teatro Zinzanni, and posted youtube videos singing upside-down with a face on his chin.
Most of his most popular music is satirical and inappropriate for family audiences, unless they are families familiar with inappropriate material.
His CD Say It features an all-star list of collaborating musicians, including Francine Reed, Stu Hamm, Eyvind Kang, and Hans Teuber and it available on iTunes.
Rick Vanselow, though he never cut it as a punk, Rick credits the DIY ethic of early English punk rock as a motivating force for picking up the guitar in his youth.
His love of early-70s AM radio and hometown proximity to Motown has informed much of his song- and melody-writing and he’s performed in numerous obscure bands in Iowa, Minneapolis and Seattle.
Along with Eric Frith, Steve Meyer, Fletcher Andrews and long-time music collaborator Kim Thal, he plays in the band Fendershine, a garage rock swing pop jam band, of sorts.
Joe Panzetta is a Vashon based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer. He performs original songs on guitar, banjo and harmonium, singing melodic ballads with a signature percussive guitar style. Panzetta has recently been joined by Kim Thal on violin and vocals and Rick Vanselow on guitar and vocals.
Panzetta has been recording and performing music since 1989 when he started the band Big Sky with Peter Mulvey, and has released 7 Cds. Joe also leads mantra concerts with the kirtan band, Mandali, and is in the midst of collaborating with choreographer/poet Dominique Gabella (Next Stage Dance Theatre) on the multi-media project "Short Stories for Long Life".
Panzetta has composed numerous pieces of music for Gabella shows in the past, and with the latest project the duo explores spoken word poems set to sound scapes/music over animated short videos.
Panzetta is also a graphic designer and has been the Creative Director at Atigeo, a Bellevue based software company since 2008.
This is a Free All Ages show. The Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie is located at 18529 SW Vashon Hwy SW.