Zeke and Fl!p are singers, songwriters, and musicians who met at a music camp in 1992 and married in 1998. They live in Bellingham, Washington.
Zeke Hoskin writes warped songs that other musicians love to sing and record. His well-known songs include Hunting The Duck, a spoof on hunting trips, and Valparaiso in a Rowboat about whiskey smuggling during American Prohibition which is widely sung by sea chantey singers. He plays wicked mandolin, and sometimes switches to alto- and contra-alto clarinets.
Fl!p Breskin is a superb instrumentalist and teacher. She writes and sings songs about the positive ways people can fix the world. Her song One Heart At A Time was chosen for the sequel to the Rise Up Singing songbook. Fl!p was one of the founders of the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, and continues to help the workshop maintain its rigorous standards and excellent reputation.
Zeke and Fl!p’s concerts are musical ping-pong, alternating humorous songs by Zeke with serious songs by Fl!p, backing each other up and occasionally singing harmony. But their different approaches to music are two sides of the same coin, and Fl!p and Zeke share playfulness and an optimistic view that people can ultimately work things out. Among the numbers that audiences always love are Slack Key, where Fl!p uses Hawaiian licks to frustrate Zeke’s attempts to sing too quickly, and I Love Chocolate, where Zeke composes verses on the spot as the audience suggests topics.
Fl!p loves leading traditional American singing and motion games for families. These were entertainments from before radio, TV, and the internet. Everyone holds hands and sings, then we walk, spin, and swing together, cued by the words, while creating marvelous human origami, all punctuated by laughter. The songs often follow participants home for sharing with family and friends.