Free Show: Shark Alley Hobos & Friends Tribute to Mikie Lee Prasad
Sat, January 14, 2017
Doors: 11:30 am / Show: 12:00 pmSweetwater Music Hall
This event is all ages
Join the Shark Alley Hobos and friends as we celebrate the life and music of our dearly missed fallen Hobo, Mikie Lee Prasad. Mikie’s music and friendship touched people all over the world. For those who were fortunate enough to see Mikie play--whether solo acoustic, with a full band, or just jamming in the living room—and for those musicians who had the honor of playing with him, we wanted to do this special show to remind us of his beautiful music and spirit. We know he will be listening…http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com/event/1379027/
with songs of the sea for years. Their raucous St. Patrick’s Day gigs
have become as legendary as their outlandish birthday party
While years of sea faring have taken their toll on the band members,
they have remained a tight crew, bound by a common obsession:
sharks and the movie Jaws. Knowing it would be a cold day in Davy
Jones’ Locker before they were asked to write songs for Jaws: The
Musical, they decided they should pay tribute to the movie that has
haunted their dreams since 1975.
And so we have “Off the Deep End with the Shark Alley Hobos: a
Musical Tribute to Jaws”. Their original songs bring back traumatic
memories of the film that helped shape their lives. The opening tune
“The Deep End” vividly recalls the imagery that was imprinted on their
impressionable brains upon first watching the movie. “Here’s to
Swimmin” is destined to be a new sing-a-long favorite at their shows
and beach bonfires. The haunting “Quint’s Lament” will send shivers
up your timbers. A New Orleans vibe permeates “The Water’s Fine”.
Get ready to compare scars as you listen to “Mary Ellen Moffit Broke
my Heart”. “Harpoon, a Knife, a Gun” remenbers the mechanical
shark that just wanted to be a real fish. “She Was the First” is a funky
take on a Great White’s infatuation and hunger. The terror instilled in
kids lives in the seemingly innocent “Marco Polo”. Everyone has a
say in the fatalistic ballad “Just What I Do.” As added bonuses, the
“Downtown/Spanish Ladies Medley” brings back memories of Jaws 2
and Robert Shaw, while “Show Me The Way to Go Home” recreates
the sing-a-long made famous by the movie and infamous by the
Shark Alley Hobos. Finally, as a bizarre ending only the Hobos would
dream up, “Ode to a Celluloid Masterpiece” not only pays tribute to
Jaws, but to Ernie Kovacs’ beloved cult character from the 1950s,
Get your sea legs, grab a friend, and set sail on a musical tribute as
only the Shark Alley Hobos can deliver…
Band info: Singer, songwriter, guitarist, and San Francisco Bay Area treasure, Mikie Lee Prasad (aka Drunky McGee), followed the stars and gathered a ragged band of his most trusted musicians who shared a love of the sea, sharks, pirates, New Orleans, and hobos. Out of this grog-infused meeting was born California's premiere sea shanty and sing-a-long band: the Shark Alley Hobos.
Drawing upon timeless ballads of the sea, modern day spirits-inspired sing-a-longs, and original songs of wanderlust and debauchery, the Shark Alley Hobos will have you
shivering your timbers and raising a glass to good friends and good times. This group of ne'er do wells, with their passion, punctuality, fervor for frivolity, and crowd-pleasing roguery, have led many an awestruck bartender to lament, "We're gonna need a bigger bar."
Come join Drunky McGee, Squinty Brown, One Eyed Jack, Bongo, Jackson, Shameless Seamus, Tipsy Canoe, and Bloody Pisser for an evening you'll wish you could remember.
Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941