Friday, March 28, 2014

Woodrose and King Pins Live at Dot's in Wahiawa (3-28-2014)

Tonight we decided to venture a little closer to home with a visit to Dot's in Wahiawa. One stop, Two bands. We like that! We've seen both of these bands before so it was no surprise that we would enjoy ourselves as usual.  The line dancers were in full force for their weekly fix.  We also saw many friends & family members that we haven't seen in a while. Thanks to Harvey, some of the ladies scored some red & black beads, a KP t-shirt or a KP g-string.  lol!  Yep, it was a fun night for sure!.  

WOODROSE opened the night with a genre variety of dance/oldies/rock/contemporary; and KING PINS wrapped it up some classic Rock N Roll.  What a complete evening!  Check out these capture Golden Moments below:


WOODROSE Band Members: Leader/Drummer/vocals - Aaron Mirafuentes, Keyboard/vocals - Dave Johnstone, Bass Guitar/vocals - Zachary Kaaihue & Matthew Labajo, Lead guitar/vocals - Anthony Unciano, Vocals/Percussion - Nadine Marchan-Wheeler, Vocals/Percussion - Clarice Benauro.

The Woodrose Band has been together for over 2 decades. They have performed at various night clubs on Oahu and at private parties , weddings and banquets. For more information please contact Aaron Mirafuentes at fouras@hawaii.rr.com or 808-676-5961 or 808-927-9083.


KING PINS Band Members: Harvey Yamauchi - guitar, vocals, band leader. Randall Rosenberg - bass, vocals. Lance Tigner - guitar, vocals. Harvey Yoshioka - keyboards. Brad Choi - drums.

Contact Harvey at daddyrage@hotmail.com or 386-7243; or Randall at RandallR@hawaii.rr.com or 255-8579.

Mahalo Woodrose! Mahalo King Pins! Till next time...Don't Stop The Music!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ward's Rafters Concert 2 at the Crossroads at Hawaiian Brians (12/28/2013)

This was our first time to Hawaiian Brians since the ownership renovated the building. The billards and arcade are now in a separate section. The main event room, The Crossroads, sports a similar dance floor like the old showroom but bigger, a bigger stage and more seating. Same great sound and lighting system! There is a smaller room which they call The Studio near the entry for small events. Both rooms offer easy ingress/egress for musicians.

Tonight's Back2Back Extravaganza event is the Ward's Rafters Concert II, a fundraiser for Jackie Ward, owner of Ward's Rafters, a private residence in Kaimuki. This event was organized by Chad Bergantz of The Ultimate Fundraiser. Quite an impressive line up of local musicians and bands, at a great price. We didn't get to see everyone as the concerts ran simultaneously in both rooms.

However, these are the bands we did get to see. We were not disappointed. In fact some of the performances kept us on the edge of seats wanting more.

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Adela Chu & Espiritu Libre -, A salsa and Brazilian jazz band; featuring flute player Saskia, singers Cheryl Bartlett and Bruce Hale, bass player Ernie Proventeur; and Chu's husband, Kim Duffett, on congas. Chu dances and plays keyboards. The group started 15 years ago as the Electric Malasadas, playing at Anna Bannana's.

Jerome James and Activ8 Electro Jazz - Jerome James, a skilled percussionist that invented Electrojazzation. Original new age and sometimes hypnotic music. They even had a free-form dancer. http://www.jeromejamesjrums.com/activ8-electro-jazz.html

The PBS Little Big Band - Big Band Music from the 40s and beyond. Swing, jazz, latin and rock. Led by trumpeteers and brothers, Phil and Bob Scellato, This popular big band has been performing around Honolulu since 2004. .

Stephen Inglis & Piranha Brothers - Stephen Inglis - folk/slack key/singer/songwriter. He is recognized as one the most diverse musical artists in Hawaii today. His composition Redwood Slack Key was featured on the Grammy nominated and Na Hoku Hanohano wining album Hawaiian Slack Key Kings V2. http://stepheninglis.com/.  The Piranha Brothers Band was formed in 1977 by Michael Piranha, Tom Piranha, Jesse Abarca and Phil Miller. http://www.reverbnation.com/piranhabrothersband. We absolutely loved their rendition of Hotel Honolulu (same melody of Hotel California).

Soul Pilot - Soul Pilot provides Soulful R & B, Funk, Blues, Rock, & Jazz. Rachel Gonzales, Vocals; Gil Farias, Bass; Peter Factora, Drums; John Lundgren, Saxophones; and Tony Trevias, Keyboards/vocals.

Taimane - A musician and songwriter. She picked up her lst ukulele at age 5, discovered by legendary Don Ho, and performed all over the world. She covers a wide range of genres - classical to classic rock to flamenco. http://www.taimane.com/main/

The Saloon Pilots- Progressive bluegrass music are Lesley Kline, fiddle & vocals; Kilin Reece, guitar & vocals; Paul Sato, Banjo & Vocals; Mark Ransom, bass & vocals, and Russ Lundgren, percussions (to include a Fedex box).

Trailer Park Romeos - Dedicated to entertaining audiences that love Chicago and Delta Blues. Playing the Blues the way Muddy, Wolf and Little Walter created it to be played are Richard Smith, Ian Chames, Sean Harrison, Corey Funai, Paul Gomes Jr., and Micheal Sommers

Best wishes to Jackie Ward and her family. Mahalo to TUF, all the musicians and bands that shared their music. Till next time....Don't Stop The Music!