Thursday, August 30, 2012

Easy Street at The Ground Floor 8-25-2012

Lots of laughter, and catching up on good ole days with friends while listening to music by Easy Street.

In the crowd, a group of Castle High School Alumni (Class of 1976), Jon's former Servco co-worker, Sandy's former 1100 Alakea Plaza building tenant, and her former Aloha Surf Hotel GM /mentor. This was truly a Golden Moment in so many ways!

The Easy Street Band:
Myron Pang - Lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Allen Yamaguchi - Bass
Darrell Larm - Lead Guitar, Synth guitar, backing vocals
Jeff Tarumi - Electronic and acoustic percussion, backing vocals
George Pichay - Drums


Friday, August 17, 2012

Local musicians backed up the Summer Soul Festival on 8-10-2012 at the NBC Arena

The Summer Soul Festival included The Crystals, The Manhattans, The Shirelles, and The Stylistics!
The groups did not bring their full bands, in fact, one group only had their bass player, another had a keyboard player, and another a drummer.  Tom Moffat asked Steve Lucas to get a band together to perform for the evening.  Working with the few musicians from the mainland, Steve Lucas and his local musician friends created a sound that was flawless.  They had less than two weeks to learn all the songs with only 1 rehersal just hours before the actual concert.  Our local guys did Hawaii proud!  Thank you Tom Moffat for supporting local musicians!

The Fabulous Steve Lucas Band :
Steve Lucas (guitar)
Bill Noble (saxophone/flute)
Elliot Maker (trumpet)
Miles Yoshida (bass)
Bob Hernandez (bass)
Butch Nicolas (drums)
David Haynes (drums)
Marshall Kaniho (keys)
Jeff Gerona (congas/percussions)

This was indeed a golden moment to capture.
Please listen to the music and enjoy!

Here are some pictures!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Funkshun LIVE at Ige's Restaurant and 19th Puka (8-3-2012)

Class reunions from Pearl City and Waipahu were in the house!  Funkshun kept this party grooving all night long! 

Funkshun video medley.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Magic Mushroom Reunion at the Manoa Grand Ballroom 7-27-2012

If you were night clubing during the early 70's, The Magic Mushroom nightclub at the Gold Bond building (677 Ala Moana) had to be on your list of clubs for live dancing music.

The Magic Mushroom Reunion Party on 7/27/2012 has brought back the memories of those days.  Hosted by Ed Kanoi of 107.9 Radio, this party featured Soulz, White Light, and Audissey.

Special Guest: Johnny of Johnny Rock Society, and Kevin Hirabara of Road House.

Special Thanks to Dennis Matuskawa of Audissey, and Bernadette Ferreira of Kool Inspiration, for putting on an awesome event!

Looking forward to The Magic Mushroom Reunion 2 !!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Live Jazz at Ige's Restaurant &19th Puka (7-25-2012)

Cool JAZZ on a HOT Summer night!

It's A Fellowship in JAZZ! Every Wednesday night (except the 1st week) of the month from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Ige's Restaurant & 19thPuka.

The Musicians:
Steve Lucas (guitar), Nando Suan (guitar), Jose Bylon (bass), TantsGionson (trumpet), Dr. Ken Leung (sax), Glenn Racoma (drums), Freddie (bongos/drums), Al (congas/percussions), Jeff Gerona(congas/percussions), Al (bass), and Harry Chang (drums).

The Vocalists:
Steve Lucas, Jose Bylon, Tants Gionson, Dr. Ken Leung, Sandy OrdonezTsujimura, Meling, and Jeff Gerona.

A special appearance by 'KAMANU' with Ronson Asuncion, Maui Travis and Kawehi Makuakane. What does KAMANU mean? - to persevere and never give up. Perhaps a Hawaiian Night will be coming to Ige's soon?

And lastly, Happy Birthday David!