Seattle singer/comedian Lisa Koch puts on her annual Birthday Bash at The Triple Door (216 Union Street, Seattle, Washington 98101) Friday February 5, featuring hilarious Texas comic Vickie Shaw (Comedy Central, Showtime), twisted pianist Roxanna Ward (Olivia), and fabulous multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie (Windham Hill, Montreaux, Trull/Higbie, Olivia). Special guests include: Lisa Estridge (5th Ave, ACT), Alicia Healy (Seattle singer-songwriter), Peggy Platt (Dos Fallopia, Ham for the Holidays), David Koch (Cabaret de Paris, Seattle Rep, 5th Ave), Ken Boynton and Anna Lauris (ACT, Annaken), Sandra Singler (ACT, 5th Ave), Glenn Lorbecki (guitar), and Jason Edwards (drums).
Koch’s talented pals often pop by for this Bash, so there’s no telling who will wander onstage for this wonderfully spontaneous jam.
Texan Vickie Shaw is a recovering SOB (Southern Baptist), and has raised three kids as an out lesbian mother. Shaw is a regular on Olivia Cruises, and has been seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, LOGO, Showtime, and in the film Laughing Matters More.
Cabaret-comic extraordinaire Roxanna Ward hails from Laguna Beach, California. Ward is mom, teacher, director, conductor, and a regular performer on Olivia Cruises. She penned the R&B single, “Remember Who You Are” (Phyllis Hyman, Suede).
Multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. She has 13 solo/group recordings to her name, was the first female instrumentalist on Windham Hill, and continues to perform as a soloist, with Windham Hill artists, and in a duo with singer/songwriter Teresa Trull.
Koch is best known for her work with loony Seattle sketch-comedy duo, Dos Fallopia (Ham for the Holidays), cult quartet Venus Envy (I’ll Be A Homo For Xmas), and Seattle cabaret (The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You). She has been featured on Olivia and LOGO, is the composer of Off-Broadway musical 27, Rue de Fleurus, and had one of her songs sampled by Jay-Z.
Tickets for Lisa Koch’s Birthday Bash are available online and at the venue. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner) and are $20 advance, $25 at the door or $30 VIP.