Thursday, December 24, 2015

TAPESTRY at The Honolulu Club (12-3-2015)

Please check out these golden moments.

Please check out these golden moments.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Magic Mushroom Reunion Party VII at the Dole Cannery's Pomaika'i Ballroom (11-28-2015)

Another successful Magic Mushroom Reunion Party despite the last minute change from Manoa Grand Ballroom to the Pomaika'i Ballroom in Iwilei.  Thanks goodness for social media, all ticket holders showed up at the right place!  Kudos to Dennis & Joy Matsukawa, their family, and the many hands for making this reunion party possible.  Tonights line up:  Tymeless, Audissey & Friends, Powerpoint II, and WhiteLight; hosted by Radio Celebrity Dave Lancaster of Hawaiian 105 KINE. Many family and friends kicking off the holiday season enjoying live music from the past.  Ballroom and line dancers took advantage of the extra large dance floor area.  Perhaps to dance off recent Thanksgiving Day calories.

JonT Media Hawaii was happy to capture many Golden Moments (as shown below), including the surprise Mob Dancers whom adorned feather masks during the 'Cocobana' song.  We even caught a bunch Higas in the house.

Like the old adage, '#7 is heaven', but we're sure '#8 will be just as great!'
Stay tuned for the next MMRP on May 21, 2016, and  Don't Stop The Music!

Friday, December 4, 2015

ISLAND JAM at Monterey Bay Canners (11-14-2015)

(L-R):  Howard, Maria, Byron, Chris and Scott. 

Our our way home to Central Oahu, we like to pop in at Monterey Bay Canners (for one more shot of live music) in Aiea, as they're open till 1:00 am.  Tonight we visited with ISLAND JAM.  Like musical chairs, it was musical instruments tonight.  Everyone was swapping turns on the drums and bass guitar.  You don't see this happen too often. These folks are a happy bunch.  Thanks for a good time Island Jam. Till next time---Don't Stop The Music!

Check out these captured golden moments!

AUDISSEY & FRIENDS at Dots in Wahiawa (11-13-2015)

1st row:  Dennis, Brad and Lester.
2nd row:  George, Alan, Layne, Sandy, Jarry, Junior and Roger.

It's Friday the 13th at Dot's and Audtissey Bandleader Dennis Matsukawa told everyone to wear Black tonight.  Despite the heavy rains, the loyal Wahiawa line dancers lined up at their usual spots. During the band break, Ronnie Tokunaga and the Music Machine kept the floor warm.  We even had a few birthday celebrations in the house.  Another fun night of music & dance with family & friends. Mahalo and Don't Stop The Music!

Check out these captured golden moments in classic black & white!

TYMELESS at Dot's in Wahiawa (11-13-2015)

(L-R):  Frances, Rey and Edwin

Francis, Rey and Edwin make up this contemporary trio band called TYMELESS.  You can catch them at Dot's Wahiawa for the Sunday Afternoon Swing.  On this night, they were the opening band for Audissey.  We really enjoyed their selection of music.  Of course the night was not complete without Edwin singing his popular rendition of My Hawaii.  Book them for parties at 383-9727 or at tymelesshawaii@outlook.com.  Till next time--- Mahalo Tymeless! and Don't Stop The Music!

Check out these captured golden moments!

TAPESTRY at The Honolulu Club (11-5-2015)

(L-R):  Steve, Glenn, Bob, Sandy and Gerry

This is Sandy's Band, Tapestry.  They play at The Lounge at The Honolulu Club every first Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm.  The Lounge is a clean relaxing enviroment, with a full bar and delicious tapas menu. There's a small dance area if you feel like dancing; however guests typically enjoy listening, relaxing and singing along to their favorite songs.   The band is called Tapestry as they share favorite songs woven from the past and present.  Music is predominately Jazz, but they also do R&B, Rock, Hawaiian and Country.  Aside from favorite Jazz standards, Sandy will also do her favorite songs by Carole King (thus the name Tapestry from the popular 1970s Album), the Carpenters, Dione Warwick and more. On this night Gerry Cabral from the band Kona Winds, and Deja Blu joined them on keys and vocals.  Their next show will be on January 7, 2016.

Tapestry, the Band:
Sandy Tsujimura - vocals.
Steve Lucas - guitar & vocals.
Bob Hernandez - bass.
Glenn Racoma - drums

Check out these captured golden moments!

FUNKSHUN Halloween Dance Party at Gordon Biersch (10-31-2015)

FUNKSHUN'S website: http://funkshun808.com/about_the_band.asp

It's Trick or Treat time again with FUNKSHUN! Always a pleasure to see these guys perform. We've celebrated Halloween with this band on several occasions, dressing up in matching costumes.  This was the first time we entered their costume contest and won 1st place. Yabadabadoo!  

You can catch Funklshun at their next performance on December 19th for their Holiday celebration dance party, complete with games, grab bag and door prizes.  We heard Santa will be there too!  

Mahalo for a fun night Funkshun!  Till next time---Don't Stop The Music!   

Check out these captured golden moments!

LS 34 performance for the Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua Fundraiser at Dot's in Wahiawa (10-24-2015)

LS 34
1st row:  Kenneth, Karl, Sandy, Eugene and Jenson
2nd row:  Milt, Craig, Masa, Mike, and Ronald

LS 34 serving the community again, supporting the Rotary Club of Wahiawa-Waialua at their Annual Rock N' Roll Fundraiser.  This time the Rotarian planning committee selected a Halloween themed dance party.  Guests dressed up for the occasion, including the Band.  Radio Host Pepe of FM100 was the evening MC and Host.  Kudos to LS 34, and Congratulations to the Rotary Club for another sucessful fundraiser that will help graduating high school seniors with their college scholarships, and support various community service projects. 

Check out these captured golden moments below:

SOUL PILOT at The Mixx (10-17-2015)

We visited with this band before and always enjoy their performance, but what a special treat to see them tonight!  On this night SOUL PILOT introduced their new female lead vocalist, Riya Davis. We're seen her perform before with her band called Adagio at Mezz 127.   This gal can sing!   We decided to postponed our plans for the rest of the evening and just spent it here at The Mixx.  We were not disappointed.  Thank you Russell for singing 'Gorgy Porgy', and Happy Birthday to Peter who was also celebrating his day tonight.

Russell Shiroma - guitar, vocals and bandleader
Riya Davis - vocals
Mark Tanouye - bass guitar
Peter Factora - drums
Tony Travias - keyboards
Paul Stanley- saxaphone

Please check out these captured golden moments!

For more information on The Mixx go to their Facebook page here
Check out Our Calendar tab at the top of the page for Soul Pilot's next performance.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

GOOD FOOT at Anna O'Brien's (10-9-2015)

Tonight we ventured to Anna O'Brien's for the first time, to see Good Foot.  What is Good Foot?  "Soul, Funk & Afrobeat Dance Music" as described on their website.(http://goodfoothawaii.com)

Seasoned musicans and a Soulful singer.  We were not disappointed.  Please check out these captured Golden Moments!

Mahalo GOOD FOOT!  Till next time...Don't Stop The Music!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

PAT "KING" KOH JAZZ ENSEMBLE at The Dragon Upstairs (9/26/2015)

It's all worth it once you make it up the long flight of steps at the Dragon Upstairs.  Something about the deco of this place that's edgy and relaxing all at the same time.  Combined with good music and you've arrived to a very special place in downtown Chinatown.  Tonight it's the PAT 'KING' KOH JAZZ ENSEMBLE playing Jazz Standards from the American Song Book. We enjoy hearing this band and listening to Pat's voice.  Mahalo guys!  Till next time---Don't Stop The Music!

Pat "King" Koh - Vocals
Ernie Morikubo - Guitar
Bob Hernandez - Bass
Pepe Caneso - Keyboards
Randy Wheeler - Sax
Mark Sperling - Drums

Please check out these captured golden moments !

Sunday, August 30, 2015

GLASS CANDLE at Gordon Biersch (8/7/2015)


This was to be GLASS CANDLE'S warm up session before the 70s Nightclub Reunion.  No warming up needed.  These guys nailed it!  We can't wait to see them tomorrow night at The Ala Moana Hotel.

Check out their bio:  http://www.70snightclubreunion.com/info/bios/glass_candle.html

BTW, we heard a rumor that they'll be back in town again in July 2016.  We'll be there for sure.  Stay

Please enjoy these captured golden moments!

Monday, August 24, 2015

TAPESTRY at The Honolulu Club (7/2/2015)

TAPESTRY, the Band
(L-R)  Steve Lucas, Glenn Racoma, Bob Hernandez, and Sandy Ordonez Tsujimura

Looking for a clean, relaxing place to unwind after work?  Check out this band every first Thursday at The Lounge at The Honolulu Club, Hawaii's Premire Fitness Center.  The Lounge is open the public and offers a full bar and a tapas menu. Tapestry plays a variety of lounge music, to include Jazz, R&B, Rock, Country and Hawaiian.  On this night, special guest Marshall Kaniho joined them on keyboards.

Please enjoy these captured golden moments!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ige's 19th Puka Flashback Fridays Reunion #1 at the Manoa Grand Ballroom (6/12/2015)

The Restaurant may have closed in 2014, but the 'Spirit of the 19th Puka' Lives On!  JonT Media Hawaii was happy to be a part of this Ige's 19th Puka Flashback Fridays Reunion #1.  Tickets to this event sold out in less than 2 hours.  These 4 bands were the original bands that started Flashback Fridays at Ige's Restaurant - King Pins, Royal Kunia Street, Band, Shinning Star, and Funkshun. Dance floor attendance included parties from  Hawaii 72, Pearl City High School, Waipahu High School, Aiea High School, Farrington High School, Costco and countless fans of Ige's Restaurant.  In addition to the Manoa Grand Ballroom (Marian's Catering) menu, there were special dishes from Ige's Kitchen - Shoyu Pork, Nishime and Andagi. Yummy!  Even Tiny Tadani made a special appearance to MC along side the host, Ron Ige.  Truly another magical night to remember. Special Mahalo to Ron Ige and his team for making this all possible. Is there a Hana Hou?  Not sure, but if there is one JonT Media Hawai will be the first to know, so stay tuned.  Till then - Keep Smiling & Don't Stop The Music!  

Please enjoy the Golden Moments!

The King Pins

Royal Kunia Street Band

Shining Star


Friday, May 22, 2015

Mantra @ Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu (5/22/2015)


The last time we visited with this band their drummer could not make it as he was traveling.  Some guy in the audience stepped in to help them out but we knew it was not the same.  We just had to return to catch the the entire band.  Tonight was that night and we were not disappointed.

Check out these Captured Golden Moments in pictures and videos !

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Magic Mushroom Reunion Party VI (5/2/2015)

Magic Musroom Reunion Party in it's 6th debut at the Manoa Grand Ballrom.  Kudo's to Dennis & Joy Matsukawa and their family for hosting and coordinating this magical event that brings music and people together for another memorial night.

Tonight's line up:  Audissey, White Light and Reach.  Check out these captured Golden Moments below.  Till next time - - -Stay tuned for # 7 and Don't Stop The Music!




Saturday, March 28, 2015

Shakka Da Band @ Dot's in Wahiawa (3/28/2015)

This has got to be Hawaii's Best SANTANA Cover Band!  This was our first time seeing this band and it won't be the last.  Check out these Captured Golden Moments!

The Groove @ Dot's in Wahiawa (3-28-2015)

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Magic Mushroom Reunion Party # 5 (11/29/2014)

High 5 to Dennis & Joy Matsukawa and their family, on their 5th Magic Mushroom Reunion Party. The Holiday season could not have started on a better note (no pun intended). Once again a sold out event with standing room only.

Tonight's line up: Audissey & Friends, White Light, and Reach II,  Each band featured a full horn section, and talented vocalists.  Reminise of those nights back in the 70s at the Magic Mushroom Nightclub at 677 Ala Moana Boulevard (fka the Gold Bond Building).   The Nightclub is long gone but the spirit and music lives on!  Check out these captured Golden Moments below of the bands, and the attending guests.

Mahalo to all the bands and hands that put this event together.
See you on May 2, 2015 for Magic Mushroom Reunioni Party # 6.
Till then, Don't Stop The Music!




Friday, March 6, 2015

Cradle 2 Grave @ Jazz Minds (3/6/2015)


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Monday, January 12, 2015

Live Jazz: Steve Lucas and Company at On Stage Drinks and Grinds (1/12/2015)

(L-R):  Jose, Steve, Glenn, Ray, and Dr. Ken

Check out these Golden Moments captured in pictures and a video.........

Saturday, January 10, 2015

King Pins Live at the Elks Club (1/10/2015)

Always a pleasure to visit with this band.  This time it was rockin' at the Elks Club Waikiki.  Check out these Captured Golden Moments!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

XCESS @ Gordon Biersch (1-3-2015)

Starting off the new year with a bang!  XCESS at the Gordon Biersch.  

Check out these Captured Golden Moments!