We played for the first time at the Spar in Tacoma's Old Town neighborhood last Sunday, and really had a ball!
This gig is a little different - Bands start early Sunday evening (7:00 PM), and the customer tables literally come right up to the playing space. In fact, my vocal monitor was actually slightly under the edge of the closest table. By the way, that table was evacuated pretty fast once we started playing!
The Spar is a good place to eat, serves wine and beer (no liquor), and has a coffee shop up front. The place has been very crowded with music fans every time I've been there, and this night was no exception.
See what I mean? I see you, Lauri!
The Preachers at the Spar. Left to right: Steve Yonck, Mike Lynch, Conrad Ormsby, Patty Mey, and Tim Sherman. Photo by Lauri Miller.
The tools of the Preachers' trade...
The highlight of the night occurred when Pastor Dave Brown and his wife brought guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Vivino to the Spar after his gig at the Dave's Blues Vespers gathering. Jimmy is the longtime band leader for the Conan O'Brien TV show, and a really nice guy to boot. Great guitarist too!
Jimmy sat in with the Preachers during our second set, and it was Death By Guitars there or about 45 minutes. The crowd went wild! Here are some photos for you from that set:
That went well! Thanks Jimmy! Photo by Lauri Miller.
A good time was had by all, and we had many new fans join our mailing list. Our thanks to Ted Brown and the friendly staff at the Spar, and we will see you again soon!
You can find out more about the Preachers here. See you at the nightclub!