2 sets: 6:30PM (Doors 5:00PM) & 9:00PM (Doors 8:30PM)
The Original Hawaiian Style Band's 25th Anniversary
In the early nineties, the Hawaiian Style Band, led by Bryan Kessler, Wade Cambern, and Robi Kahakalau, put forth a new definition of contemporary Hawaiian music. They offered a fresh musical perspective on local culture with original compositions about living Hawaiian style—about island romance, talking story, ‘ohana, and sovereignty. Their interpretation of Hawaiian language songs re-acquainted music fans with these important compositions.
The multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award-winning band was conceptualized as a revolving band, a collaboration of more than fifty musicians over the course of its three albums: Vanishing Treasures, Rhythm of the Ocean, and ‘Ohana. The participants included Hawaiian music notables Israel Kamakawiwa‘ole, Bla, Cyril, and Martin Pahinui, Fiji, Teresa Bright, the Ka‘au Crater Boys, and Del Beazley.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their first hit album, Vanishing Treasures, Bryan, Wade, and Robi are thrilled to be joined by guitarist and vocalist Zanuck Lindsey, keyboardist Michael Grande, bass guitarist Randy Aloya, and drummer Garin Poliahu, together comprising Hawaiian Style Band of 2017.