Saturday, May 24, 2014

HONUGRUV Live at Ige's Restaurant & 19th Puka on (12-21-2013 & 1-11-2014)

HONUGRUV's 12-21-2013 performance

Check out these golden moments from 1-11-2014.

As you can see we're a wee bit behind in our postings. As the adage goes 'better late than never'.  This one had to be shared!

This posting is a double treat! Two (2) separate nights at Ige's.  HONUGRUV plays R&B, Smooth Jazz, and Contemporary music; with influences of EWF, Incognito, Alicia Keys, Chaka Kahn. Each singer is powerful and unique.  If you have not yet seen/heard this band, we highly recommend that you do.  Honugruv will get you Gruv'in in your seat and up to the dance floor in no time.  They recently sported a new horn section, making the complete package even more explosive.  We like!

Mahalo HONUGRUV! and Don't Stop The Music!

Sam Hesch - Vocals
Devonne Guzman - Vocals
Alex Song - Vocals
Querida Song - Vocals
Greg Ravelo - keyboards, Vocals
Darren Sarajina - guitar
Jared Ballesteros - drums
Mark Flores - bass, bandleader

Band Contact: Mark Flores, at honugruv@gmail.com

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Magic Mushroom Reunion Party IV at the Manoa Grand Ballroom (5/17/2014)


This was our 4th Magic Mushroom  Reunion Party at the Manoa Grand Ballroom in Moiliili.  What a night! This was a standing room only event!  Tables for this event were sold out months ahead of the event night. Mahalo again to Dennis & Joy Matsukawa and their family for organizing this event; along with celebrity MC Bart DeSilva of KKOL-FM 107.9 Radio.  It was a pleasure to see and catch up with many friends we haven't seen in awhile.  Truly a Reunion Party!

Tonight's line up:  THE NEW EXPERIENCE II, WHITE LIGHT, and AUDISSEY & FRIENDS with special guest Rob Yamamoto, formerly of Natural High; and Ron Tokunaga formerly of Greenwood. Check out these captured golden moments:

THE NEW EXPEREINCE II  - some of the songs played:  Donna Summer Medley, Stevie Wonder Medley, EWF Medley, Play That Funky Music, Standing On Shakey Ground. Everybody Wants You, and My Hawaii.

*The band members of THE NEW EXPERIENCE II: Edwin Ramones - Bandleader/Keys/Vocals; Renell Magarang-Yim- Vocals; Gary Omalza - Lead Guitar, Vocals; Rex Baccay Bass guitar/Vocals; and Ben Juan - Drums/Vocals.


WHITE LIGHT - some of the songs played:  Soul Man, Dancing Queen, Boogie Wonderland, Mony Mony, Make Me Smile, Heart of Rock and Roll, and the Electric Slide.

*The band members of WHITE LIGHT:  Joy Waikaloa - Vocals; Tommy Kamisato - Bandleader/Trumpet/Vocals; Arex Ikehara - Bass Guitar/Vocals; Don Tsuha - Trumpet/Vocals; Sherman Kang - Sax; Gerald Tomosawa - Trumpter/Drums; Layne Maeoka - Drums; Daniel Kurose - Guitar; George Mosier - Guitar; Larry Isobe - Key Boards; and Howard Nataka - Vocals.


AUDISSEY & FRIENDS - some of the songs played:  Celebration, Vehicle, Angel Baby, Long Train Running, Everybody's Everything, Mustang Sally and We're An American Band,

*The band members of AUDISSEY & FRIENDS:  Dennis Matsukawa - Bandleader/guitar/vocals; Brad Nakanishi - Keyboards/vocals, Rob Yamamoto - Vocals; Ron Tokunaga - Vocals; Lester Higa - Vocals; Dean Guzman - Vocals; Galen Onouye - Base guitar; Sterling Sakuma - Drums/congas; Ben Juan - Drums/congas; Jarry Gomes - Trumpet; Alan Nakamoto - Trumpet; Ashley Harding - Saxophone; and Isaac Nishimura - Saxophone.

Mahalo to all that made this night a great success!  See you all at MMRP # 5; which is already set for November 29th! Till then, Don't Stop The Music!