Last Night At Bernard’s Was Good

Last night at Bernard’s was good. And good is the new amazing. I remember my first night there, I walked up to the door and almost walked away thinking that they wouldn’t want to hear me. I’m glad I decided to go in anyway. Over the next four years we had so many laughs and discussions and arguments and singalongs. It is difficult to measure how rewarding it is to hear people singing along to my songs. For my final show, I got nice presents, people cried, and lots of people dropped in who I hadn’t seen in a while. Last night was good. I’m really proud of what the show had became, I chose Wednesdays when I started because it was typically a super slow day and I wanted to prove to myself that with some live music it could be built up into something wonderfully human. There was some bad though too. The pay was pathetic (except the tips, thank you!!!). I never got a “thank you” or even any acknowledgment from the manager, or almost any interaction at all, and he didn’t even show up on my last day. But I wasn’t there for him anyway. I kept doing that show for so long because the audience was super special. Also, the bartenders were some of the best of I’ve worked with. I’m glad a bunch of regulars stuck around after the show and we got a couple of photos, although I know I’ll have hundreds of memories to enjoy for the rest of my days anyway. Well, this post is long enough, I just really wanted to say thank you to all the folks who would hang out with us on Bernard’s on Wednesdays, you really made it a special time and place to be. I have lots of shows around the Pacific Northwest, let’s hang out soon!

Love,

SJ

Last Happy Hour Show At Bernard’s Wednesday May 30!

Oh my, it’s been a super fun 4 years, I’ve met so many cool folks and we’ve had thousands of laughs, but my time singing at Bernard’s happy hour on Wednesdays is soon ending. My last show will be Wednesday May 30.

I really dragged my heels on making this decision, I’ve been so proud of what I accomplished there and I’m going to miss it muchly. Wednesdays used to be a pretty dead day at Bernard’s and over time we built it up to always have a superb audience every week, I could always count on it as a mood enhancement.

Please join me for my last two shows, come say goodbye and find out what I’ll be up to next!

Loudmotor still performs there on the first Friday of every month, enjoy!

All the best,

SJ

Happy Wednesday!

My weekly Wednesday happy hour shows have been so successful and fun, even with the sunny weather I’m glad folks still want to hang out in the dark basement with cheap booze and live music for a while. Please join us at Bernard’s, 315 Seneca, 5-7PM, good times guaranteed.

Best,

SJ

Presidential Debate Today At Bernard’s

The final “Presidential” debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is this evening, so we’re going to split my happy hour show at Bernard’s in two, I’ll start music at 5PM, and then we’ll stop and turn on the debate and watch the country continue to swirl down the toilet at 6PM. Luckily there will be good people to hang out with and tasty inexpensive beverages.

Please join us, we’ll make it a fun evening!

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Bernard’s
315 Seneca
downtown Seattle
5PM start
No cover

Happy Hour At Bernard’s On Seneca

Seattle friends, join us every Wednesday at Bernard’s on Seneca, the basement bar of the Hotel Seattle, for the Happiest Hour in Seattle. 5-7PM. Cheap booze and cool folks.

Bernard’s
315 Seneca

Sometimes I have friends sit in with me, and every now and then I throw in a cover, like this week I’m throwing in a David Bowie cover I want to sing.

Best,

SJ

Cool Illustration

My friend and superb illustrator, Joshua Boulet, stopped by my happy hour show at Bernard’s on Wednesday and drew a picture of me when I was singing ‘Madman’:

Saint John and the Revelations illustration by Joshua Boulet

Boulet also drew my ‘Welcome’ EP cover, some covers of the Seattle Weekly, and a bunch of other neat projects, he’s super-talented, keep an eye out for his work.

Enjoy!

SJ

Seattle, Do You Deserve Happiness?

Seattle friends, it’s been a short work week, you probably don’t think you deserve Happy Hour today, but you do. Can you imagine how grumpy you’ll be by Friday if you don’t treat yourself to some cheap booze, good live music, and cool folks to hang around with in the coolest dive bar in town? You deserve as many good times as you can get, join us.

5-7PM at Bernard’s. 315 Seneca. $2 well drinks. $3.50 draughts. No cover. Fun.

Best,

SJ

New Sound System!

Fun news!

Mackie (sound gear company) sent me one of their new Freeplay PA systems on Friday to try and so far it’s superb!

Mackie Freeplay Saint John and the Revelations

It arrived just in time, the PA that I usually use at my happy hour show in downtown Seattle at Bernard’s just quit working a couple of weeks ago and I really needed to replace it with something. I took the Freeplay for a quick test spin on Friday for a nice crowd of 50+ folks and it worked even better than the old system, even though it’s only about 1/5 the size. Very cool.

I’m going to test it out a lot more over the next couple of weeks and give a little review for Performer Magazine, I’ll let you know how it goes.

If you want to hear it in action, join me at Bernard’s on Wednesdays from 5-7PM. 315 Seneca.

All the best,

SJ

Live Music And Happy Canada Day!

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Canadian friends in Seattle, and non-Canadians friends too, let’s meet for some Gordon Lightfoot covers (and my own originals) and celebrate Canada Day at one of my two fun shows this evening:

5-7PM at Bernard’s, 315 Seneca. Happiest Hour in town. Free.

8-10:30PM at The Mix Lounge in Fremont. 501 N 36th St. Free. Also w/Colin Bradford sharing some lovely songs. Open stage after, musicians, bring your songs and your instruments!

Best,

SJ

This Week In Live Music, June 15

Hi!

I have a fairly light schedule this week, but pick a show and let’s hang out!:

Wed June 17, 5-7PM, Happiest Hour in Seattle, at Bernard’s, 315 Seneca. Free. $2 well drinks, $3.50 draughts.

Wed June 17, 8-11PM, Singer Songwriter feature and open stage at The Mix Lounge in Fremont, Seattle. Free.

Fri June 19, 8PM, at Mobster Mike’s in Bremerton WA. Also with Traverdan performing. $5. Superb food and drinks.

Sat June 20, 3-10PM, at Club Tolt on the Tolt River in Carnation WA for Summer Solstice. $5. Many fun performers all day long!

Best,

SJ

This Week In Live Music March 2nd-8th

Hi, we have some solo, duo, and FULL BAND shows this week, super fun!

Tuesday: Completely acoustic show, duo (w/cello) at White Horse Tavern in Post Alley (a couple of doors south of Kells) in Seattle, 8-10, no cover. This place is really cool.

Wednesday: Solo, Happy Hour at Bernard’s, 315 Seneca, 5-7PM, no cover. I get to dig a little deeper into my song book for this show, and this place has the cheapest booze in town. $2 well drinks, $3.50 draft beers.

Sunday: FULL BAND show at 88 Keys in Pioneer Square. 4PM. ALL AGES. I’m very excited to have a band again, and we’re going to have a very fun show in support of the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Bring a new toy, DVD, activity set for a kid who is probably very bored of being in a hospital.

And bring some friends, good times guaranteed!

Best,

SJ

2015 Happiest Hour In Seattle Reminder!

Every Wednesday I perform from 5-7PM at Bernard’s in downtown Seattle, it’s a very relaxed show and I sing a pretty wide range of my songs and even a couple of surprising covers. Bernard’s happy hour also has the best prices in Seattle: $2 well drinks & $3.50 draft beers. A bunch of cool regulars hang out also, come join us!

Happiest Hour in Seattle at Bernard's

Bernard’s
Wednesdays 5-7PM
315 Seneca
Seattle

Best,

SJ

Halloween Party at Bernard’s in Downtown Seattle

Seattle area live music lovers, we’re hosting a Halloween Party at Bernard’s on Fri Oct 31. We’ll have live music, comedy, and a whole night of fun!

No costume required, but feel free to come as festive as you like!

Saint John and the Revelations Halloween Party

Fri Oct 31
Bernard’s
315 Seneca
No Cover

See you there!

SJ