June 26, 2004 - Carly's Party - Tricks Lite - Rick, Krys, & Richie, South Haven
Our friend Carly graduated from Michigan State.
So we all got together for a pool party in Carly's honor.
Tricks Lite was there to provide some music to go with the festivities.
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
Daisy Mae's is a great holiday spot for weekenders who come "up north" to Gun Lake. There are also lots of great local party maniacs. Good food. Big dance floor. Pool tables and arcade games. Cold drinks. Hot band. What more do you need to pack the house with good-time rock 'n' roll fun?
Fun Hot Weekend with Tricks at Daisy Mae's
June 4 & 5, 2004 - Daisy Mae's, Gun Lake
Awesome Friday night crowd at Daisy Mae's in Gun Lake. The place was hoppin'.
I can't describe what a great time everyone was having - you had to be there.
One of those nights when the crowd is really good and the band is really good.
Kick-ass dancers! Lotta good looking babes! It's true!
Saturday Night was another fun night at Daisy Mae's. Lots of dancers again. Daisy Mae's has a nice big dance floor where you can stretch out and try your fancy moves. Thanks to our special friends, you know who you are. Did I mention that the band was extra TIGHT tonight? That's what I'm talkin' about!
Wish we had more pictures of the crowd, it was a wild bunch last night. See the pictures
May 28 & 29, 2004 - - Ye Old Woodshed, Douglas
Memorial Day Weekend. Holiday weekends aren't always the best bar weekends. People are camping, partying on the back deck, having a bonfire in the back yard. But Tricks managed to pull in good crowds for Friday and Saturday at the Woodshed. People were in a dancing mood and the band rose to the occasion. The band was hot and the crowd was rockin' hard.
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
Ye Old Woodshed ROCKS!!
It was Jeanette's 30th and Randy's 40th.
Many, many well-wishers showed up to celebrate the Birthdays.
Stormy weather outside, but hot fun inside.
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.
Bring your party to Stan's.
April 16 & 17 - Stan's in Dorr
April 23 & 24 - Stan's in Dorr
Sat, April 3 - Morning Star Cafe - - Rick & Krys with WFB in Grand Haven
While drummer/brother Steve is vacationing down south, Rick and Krys took time off from music . . .
not really! That's just plain silly talk.
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
March 26 & 27 - Wayland Hotel
Our second and third weekends with Tim on bass. All that hard work in the basement is paying off, with all the Tricks tunes starting to jell very nicely. Thanks to everyone for your support. We love ya! See y'all in April at Stan's in Dorr.
"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."
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!
Tim's hard work is paying off now. We give Tim high grades for his first 2 nights driving the bass for TRICKS.
(Joining the Tricks Pantheon, Tim is bass player number 9 in the TRICKS 27 year history.)
Jan - Mar - Workin' in the basement with Tim Clifford
Tricks has been working hard rehearsing with Tim during the coldest weeks of winter.
We thank Steve's family for putting up with our noise in their basement.
"I have to learn 53 songs in 7 rehearsals?"
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.
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to Late 2004 -
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