TricksBlog 2022

Blog - August 2022

Aug 19 & 20 - TRICKS Boys Trio, American Legion, Kentwood

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Aug 6 - TRICKS BAND at Sandy Pines Resort


Blog - July 2022

July 30 - TRICKS BAND backyard party at Greg & Jodi's home, Gun Lake


July 22 - TRICKS BAND at Wedding Reception for Rachel & Morgan, Pullman


July 2 - TRICKS BAND First Annual "Rockin The Shores" party, Lake Allegan


Blog - June 2022

June 25 - TRICKS BAND Party in the Woods, Irons


Blog - May 2022

May 27 - TRICKS Boys Trio, Oak Grove Tavern, Irons


Blog - April 2022

April 2 - Breejo's Pizza & Pub, Cutlerville

Our friend Brian DeBoer grew up with Rick's kids, and for some reason he was known as "Pizza Boy". Well, he now has owned a pizza restaurant/pub for the past few years on South Division. Being a Dorr guy, he always wanted to have Tricks play at his place, even though there isn't much room to set up the big band. In March 2020, we did a Tricks Trio show there with Krys, Ozzy, & Rick for St. Patty's Day, just as Covid was kicking in. It was tight quarters for the Trio, even though we only had a small drum machine. But, it was a fun party and a fun night.  Imagine our surprise when Brian booked Tricks with Steve and his drum riser nearly doubling the amount of space we were going to need. But, ... we managed to squeeze into the salad bar area, and even ended up with a little dancing room. Steve had support from his family, including birthday boy Mike and a couple grandkids on the dancefloor. We packed in the crowd and we had a great time. Brian the owner was there with his wife for the entire night, and he says we'll be back.

Blog - March 2022

Mar 26  - Kentwood American Legion

This was our second Tricks show at the Kentwood American Legion. This is the gig that Steve got because, being a Dorr Legion officer, he received a fun-raising letter in the mail from the Kentwood Legion post last year. He called and told them that he would donate to their Legion Hall if they would hire his band. Great idea, Steve! The only problem was that the first date they gave us on Oct 23 last year was a hiking and camping weekend for Krystal and her gal pals. We decided to do that October show with just the Tricks Boys Trio; Steve, Ozzy, & Rick. This time we had Krystal onboard and it really lightens the rock n roll load on the boys. Plenty of dancers on their big dance floor here in Kentwood. We really went over well with the crowd. We're trying to figure out with the Legion powers-that-be a way that we can set up a day or two ahead of time. As it is now, they have Karaoke on the stage on Friday nights, so they don't want the band to come in early. So, we end up doing everything in one day; unloading, setting up, playing for four hours, tearing down, and loading out. It's nearly a ten hour day when you factor in travel time. We hope we can do what we did at the Fennville VFW; talk them into letting Tricks set up on Thursday and then have the Karaoke guy set up in front of the stage on the big dance floor. Sounds sensible and it will save lots of overall aches and pains for us old rockers.

Blog - February 2022

Feb 12 - Benefit at Fennville VFW

The Fennville VFW decided to throw a benefit for Joey & Carly. They needed help paying for some modifications to their new house, in order to make it handicap accessible for Joey, who has complications from brain cancer and cancer treatments. This was a great example of friends, neighbors, and family coming to the rescue for a loved-one in need. The band played for free, we did raffles along with a silent auction, and some family members did matching donations on top of all the dollars collected. All in all, the benefit netting over ten thousand dollars. Money that will go toward Joey and Carly, to make their life a little more comfortable. Thanks so much to the VFW folks, Tara & Krystal, and everyone who donated items for the auction. The band donated a Tricks party for the auction. I'm not sure how much we brought in for the Tricks Party, but I know it has already been scheduled for June 25 this summer up at the Phelps Meadow in the Irons backwoods. I'm sure we'll be inviting all of our Tricks friends and family to that party. Stay tuned for information on that event.

Blog - January 2022

Jan 29 - Mark Pasma 50th Birthday, Dorr American Legion Hall

Rick & Steve's youngest sister Paula had us save this date nearly a year ago. She wanted a Tricks party for her husband Mark's 50th birthday. Mark and Paula have always been a couple of our biggest loyal Tricks fans over many years. We knew that the band would already be set up at the Dorr Legion Hall for our winter break, so Mark's party fit conveniently into the right time and the right space. Talk about a great Tricks party. We had a crowd of neighbors, friends, fans, and family from our long history in the Dorr area. Incidentally, it's worth reminding everyone that Mark was our link to hiring Ozzy because Mark and Ozzy are cousins. When Dave Bassbeast had to leave the band because of health problems, we started searching and auditioning bass players. When Mark said, "my cousin is a bass player" it seemed too easy. But, Ozzy turned out to be a great fit in personality, music tastes, and bass playing (thumping) style. Thanks Mark! Happy Birthday, and may you have many more. Thanks Paula for the great idea to have a Tricks party. We all loved the party. It was a reunion of some of our favorite Tricks friends.

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