7PM Show (Doors 5:00PM)
Sugar & Spice - Performing Artists
Enjoy almost 3 hours of music featuring some of O'ahu's premier female artists!
Reina Takahara: Winner of Brown Bags to Stardom's Solo Vocalist category
Originally from a small, sunny town in SoCal, Mikayla Bree grew up in a home full of musically talented family members. Performing on stage since the age of four, Micki danced ballet, contemporary, jazz and hula before picking up a guitar. By high school, Micki had performed all over her hometown playing talents shows, school events, and fundraisers for hospice care.
The summer before her senior year, Micki compiled a short EP of original songs, written produced, and recorded in her living room. Some of her songs went on to win awards at film festivals, local art and talent competitions, and have found niches worldwide specifically Great Britain, Germany and the Philippines.
Micki currently resides in Honolulu where she plays solo shows, as well as with her band Pacific Project. She is a first-year student at Hawaii Pacific University where she is studying Social Work with hopes to one day be a Peace Corps volunteer. Her biggest influences include Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly and her dad. Micki’s enthusiasm and love for music drives her to continue writing and recording songs to share positive messages.
Honoka & Azita: Composed of Honoka Katayama and Azita Ganjali, the young and dynamic ukulele duo first met at Ukulele Hale, a ukulele studio in Kaimuki, Hawaii founded by Jody Kamisato. Both girls garnered exceptional credentials as soloist, including individual awards in ukulele competitions throughout Hawaii.
EMKE made their way into the Honolulu music scene in 2005 while taking lessons at their real life “school of rock” (Hawaii MusicWorks). Despite their young age, the band wowed audiences with their mature level of musicianship and vocal abilities.