August 27 & 28, 2004 -Wayland Hotel
August 20 & 21, 2004 -Wayland Hotel
July 17, 2004 -Ugly Muthers Harley Rodeo
July 9 & 10, 2004 -Stan's in Dorr
July 2 & 3, 2004 -Stan's - Independence Day Weekend, Dorr
Tricks is back home at Stan's to wind up the first half of the 2004 schedule.
Friday was the start of Independence Day weekend, and the crowd was on fire.
Crowd 10 / Tricks 6.
Saturday was very rainy and wet, and everyone who braved the storms had a fun time at Stan's - like usual. The band had an extra good night.
Crowd 8 / Tricks 10
June 26, 2004 - Carly's Party - Tricks Lite - Rick, Krys, & Richie, South Haven
June 19, 2004 - Craig & Jane Party - Tricks with Richie, Hudsonville
Our good friends & fans Craig and Jane Bykerk have hired Tricks to play for several great parties at their place in Hudsonville. It's always a surprise party for one of their friends. This was the 5th time Tricks has done a Craig and Jane party. What a great time! (We also had fun at the "pre-party" when we set up on Friday night.) This time it was an "Over The Hill" party for Rich and Laurie. I can't imagine a funner way to spend a Saturday night. As an added bonus, Tricks played the party with Richie on bass. We played lots and lots of songs from our Richie repertoire, which goes back to playing with Rich since . . . hmm, long long ago. Besides the pig roast, kegs of beer, and dancing with Tricks, the big attraction was the famous "Mouse Game"; a mouse roulette game using actual field mice. It was a riot!
June 11 & 12, 2004 - Daisy Mae's, Gun Lake
June 4 & 5, 2004 - Daisy Mae's, Gun Lake
May 28 & 29, 2004 - - Ye Old Woodshed, Douglas
Thanks for the hospitality from our Douglas friends. Special thanks to the staff at Y.O.W.
May 21 & 22, 2004 - - Ye Old Woodshed, Douglas
Hope to see everyone next weekend for more of the same.
Ready to Introduce Tim to the Stan's / Tricks Crowd in Dorr! Tricks set up last night at Stan's in Dorr and we're home tonight saving strength for a rousing two weekends at Stan's.
Sat, April 3 - Morning Star Cafe - - Rick & Krys with WFB in Grand Haven
Rick and Krys got up early Saturday morning, cleared the cobwebs out of their throats, and headed for Grand Haven. We played along with our cousins, the Weideman Family Band, at the Morning Star Cafe. This place has awesome breakfasts of every type, from cajun to traditional, whatever you're hungry for in the morning. Along with the great food, the Morning Star features occasional live music.
The Weideman Family Band features Laura on Fiddle, Steve on guitar & mandolin, Tom on bass, and dad Bill on everything else; banjo, squeezebox, spoons, triangle, ... Add Rick and Krys to the mix, and you've got a great breakfast party. Thanks to all the friends who showed up.
Mar 19 & 20 - Wayland Hotel
"I had a great time these three weekends and I'm looking forward to many more. Please tell the Fans of the Band thank you for making me feel welcome." Tim
Mar 12 & 13 - Wayland Hotel
Tricks played our first weekend of the 2004 Spring season.
We had 2 great nights at the Wayland Hotel.
Great crowd, great dancers, great drinks, great food, . . . Get it? . . . Great!
As most everyone knows, this was TRICKS' first gig with Tim Clifford on bass. Thanks Tim!
Jan - Mar - Workin' in the basement with Tim Clifford
Tricks has been working hard rehearsing with Tim during the coldest weeks of winter.
Tim bought a brand new Ibanez 5-string bass. Tim's had his black Ibanez 6-String bass for a few years, and that bass will remain "old faithful" for a while yet. But Tim says he'll be able to move his fingers around a lot faster on the 5-String, since there isn't such a tight space between strings. Okay Tim, we'll be watching.
Feb 14, Sat - Valentine's Day -
Rod & Kendra basement party - with Rick & Krys
For the 3rd year in a row, Rodney threw a Tricks party in his basement.
Only this year, Tricks was too busy working with Tim at Steve's house.
So Rodney made do with Tricks X-tra Lite - a.k.a., The Rick & Krys Show
This was a very fun little party - lots of eating, drinking, and singing along with Rick & Krys.