Monday, December 23, 2013

INFLIGHT Live at Monterey Bay Canners in Aiea (10-26-2013)

We arrived at Monterey Bay Canners in Aiea, overlooking the famous Sumida Watercress Farm to see INFLIGHT. A band that we never seen before but knew of their sax player Ricky. The UofH football game was being aired so we patiently waited on the lanai to watch the final minutes of the game, and later secured a table near the bar. While waiting, we ran into musicians Dennis Apeles and Sharon Herr.

This band describes their repertoire as R&B, Light rock, Contemporary, Old school, Local music. Basiclly a little bit of everything. Some of the songs played tonight included: Maria Maria, Can't Tell You Why, Spooky, Game of Love (Michelle Branch), Footloose, Sara Smile, You Abandoned Me (Madonna), Can't Tell You Why, Wildflower, Billy Jean, Do It Again, etc. We like! Especially the songs written by a female artist and sung by a male.  Even though UofH lost the game tonight, we scored in getting to see this band perform.

Please see these captured golden moments below.
Mahalo INFLIGHT! & Don't Stop The Music!

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Donovan Egloria - guitar, vocals
Travis Pajimola - guitar, vocals
Craig Gallafent - bass guitar, vocals
Ricky Ricardo - sax

Band contact: craigallafent@yahoo.com

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pocket Live at Ige's Restaurant & 19th Puka (10-11-2013)

POCKET is a groovin' dance band based in Hawaii featuring Old School Club Hits from the 70s, 80's & 90s; Disco, Funk, and R&B.  We like the diverse music in this group! 

On this night at Ige's Restaurant & 19th Puka, Darla & Jules burned up the stage with HOT songs by Evelyn Champagne King, Donna Summer, Teena Marie, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Maddona, Mary Jane Girls, Taste of Honey and more.  What a great throw back down memory lane! We need to visit them again!

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Mahalo POCKET! & Don't Stop The Music! 

Jules Kam - vocals
Darla Pestana - vocals
Kristie Ching - vocals
Dwayne Higa - keyboards
Wesley Aoki - lead guitar, vocals
Aaron Kimura - bass guitar, vocals
Wendell Ching - drums
*Ricky Ricardo - saxophone

*Guest artist

Monday, December 2, 2013

Easy Street Live at Club Mambo (10-5-2013)

We've visited with EASY STREET before.  This band plays Island Favorites from Kalapana, C&K, America, Ka'au Crater Boys, Billy Kaui, Jack Johnson, etc.  We like!  We're amazed how Myron Pang can sing lead the entire night with no strain.  However, here is an interesting story.  Tonight we headed out to the downtown restaurant to see them.  When we arrived, the place was dark and closed. Turns out the restaurant owner was traveling and inadvertently forgot they had a band gig on the calendar.  Shame, shame!  Well, there is a silver lining to this story!  This is where having good friends in the industry and access to social media saved the night.  Through social media we learned that the band called Steve Ruiz, quickly picked up their gear and headed to Club Mambo Sport Bar & Grill. Yaaay!  We made a beeline to the Chinese Cultural Plaza Center just in time for their 1st set. 

Good music, good food, good service.  The band even sang Happy (belated) Birthday to Sandy and Gardenia Aipoalani.  With Halloween around the corner,  Allen's lovely wife decorated the tables, and passed out chocolates and glowing favors to the crowd.  How fun!  We also saw Dwayne Higa, Dianne Dar, Carol Tamura & Rodney Kaneshiro there; and did some Karaoke with them after the show.  The night was a success thanks to Steve & Easy Street!

Please enjoy these captured Golden Moments.

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Myron Pang - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Allen Yamaguchi - bass guitar
Darrell Larm - lead Guitar, synth guitar, backing vocals
Jeff Tarumi - electronic and acoustic percussion, guitar, backing vocals
* Bradley Choi - drums

* Guest Artist

Band website: http://www.808easystreet.com

Mahalo EASY STREET! Till next time...Don't Stop The Music!