Oh This Life!
The Red Shoe Collection was formed in 2002 from a group of three high school teachers who accidentally found out how well they played together. The group quickly grew to a total of eight members and the current membership is six. Led by singer/songwriter Vince Peterson, the group has gained a lot of following and respect in a very short amount of time. Their EP, 'Far Away Love' immediately sold out three CD printings upon it's release. They have played at reputable locations in San Francisco such as Original Joe's, The Canvas Café and Hotel Utah. Recently, Red Shoe has branched out to collaborate with several local theater companies. Audiences for repeat performances of these projects have ranged from 300-600 people per night! The most recent project was a production of 'The Wiz' with Pied Piper Players, Inc. of San Mateo County. The music aspect of these eight performances met raving audiences who rushed out after each show to purchase Red Shoe's long awaited first full-length album: 'Oh, This Life'. The sound is highly influenced by the music of the 1970s including the work of artists such as Carole King, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. We are also very influenced by names such as Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. The music has that pure 'liquid velvet' feel with amazing peaks and valleys in the beat. Overall, Red Shoe has one of the tightest and most professional sounds for today's listener. We are not a band to be overlooked. The Red Shoe Collection! New Shoe. Old Soul. Vince Peterson, Mike Steinbrecher, Brian Fruechtenicht, Mark Etheredge, Erika Johnson and Colleen Coussinat.