Sunday, July 14, 2013

Soul Pilot Live at Club Mambo (5-25-2013)

This was our first time to Club Mambo (the former Terry's Place) at the Chinese Cultural Plaza in Downtown Chinatown.  The hand painted ceiling tiles and window coverings at the entry are all gone, but good live music still fills this cozy place.  We like the fresh new look, pupu menu and additional seating.  Congratulations & best wishes to new owner Steve Ruiz. 

Upon arrival, we were surprised and happy to run in some old friends, Scotty & Zenaida Malaluan. Sandy and Zenaida attend high school and college together.  Sandy and Scotty used to worked at the Quality Inn Waikiki (former Napualani Hotel).  Long story short, Sandy didn't know these 2 were actively dating.  Happily, Sandy later became their wedding maid of honor.  Also spotted in the audience were drummers, Alvin Fejarang and Leo Wisniewski, and jazz guitarist Steve Lucas.

On stage, SOUL PILOT! As noted on their Facebook page "Soul Pilot features 5 of Hawaii finest veteran musicians, Soul Pilot infuses their genre with a bit of Soulful R&B, Funk, Blues, Rock and Jazz."  Vocalist Rachel Gonsalves may be a petite lady on stage but she surely can belt those cords.  We love listening to her.  Our second time seeing this band and still impressed.  Catch Soul Pilot on August 31st at 'Summer's End' with The Caliente's and White Light, at the Manoa Grand Ballroom at JCCH.  Russell Shiroma is also one of the original Caliente members. You can also catch Rachel at Duc's Bistro every Friday and Saturday night.

Please enjoy these captured golden moments.  Mahalo SOUL PILOT! & Don't Stop The Music!

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The Soul Pilot Band:

Rachel Gonsaves - vocals
Russell Shiroma - guitar, vocals, bandleader
Tony Trevias - keyboards, vocals
Peter Factora - drums
Gil Farias- bass
John Lundgren - sax

Band Contact, Russell at 804927706@facebook.com