About: Originally hailing from Seattle Washington, Bub Pratt writes & performs an eclectic array of musical styles. Oceans & Bridges is the name of Pratt’s newest collection of songs released under the label Kukuau Studio. His music is eclectic, high energy, conscious & positive with collaborations that feature some amazing musicians from the Big Island and around the world.
Colin John Music
Genre: Blues, Soul, Rock n Roll, Funk, Acoustic, and Hawaiian.
About: To date, Colin has recorded six solo albums, featuring diverse musicians from Al Green’s band and Eric Clapton’s group. He has guested on albums by Michael Hill, Hubert Sumlin and played alongside many notable American & British blues and roots artists including B.B.King, Pinetop Perkins, Hank Ballard, James Cotton, Phil Guy and Big Jack Johnson, 2011 finds Colin playing select dates as a both a solo acoustic performer and with his electric power trio. Colin is currently collaborating with Hawaiian musicians Kalani Souza and Chris Shaeffer for an upcoming national theatre/music production based on ecology issues called, “The Big Blue O”. In addition to live performances, Colin works with the Maui-based Arts Education for Children Group helping children to realize their musical ambitions through learning about the blues and performing.
Loren Wilken – Pianist
Phone: (808) 640-4482
Email: [email protected]
Genre: Jazz, Latin, Classical, and New Age.
Jesse “Now Jerome” Snyder
Genre: Jazz, Swing Jazz, Funk, R&B, Neo-soul, and Rock.
About: Jesse Snyder aka Jesse Now Jerome is a musician, arranger, composer and singer. He plays the alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, drums and percussion. Jesse Now Jerome is an aspiring and integral part of the music scene happening on the Big Island of Hawaii. A movement that has growing appreciation for a healthy life full of culture, art and Jazz…music that is pure, enjoyable and illuminating.
About: Kimberly June is ‘like sunshine walking into a room’— radiating from deep within, calling you home with her smile, soulful vocals, honest lyrics and rich, percussive guitar playing. Originally from Maine, raised in the Dominican Republic, KJ is an island-country girl with a deep love for nature, truth and wide open spaces. After attending Berklee College of Music and Belmont University in Nashville, she signed her first publishing deal in 2011 where she was mentored by some of the top writers, producers and music executives in the country. She recently landed an endorsement with Kala Brand Music and in 2018, had songs featured on TV shows like Nashville and Degrassi High. At home in Hawaii, KJ performs on all the major islands at intimate venues, festivals and yoga classes, as well as supporting larger acts that pass through. (She will return to the main-stage of Wanderlust Oahu in March 2019) Her single, Love and be Loved, was a finalist winner at the 2018 Hawaii Songwriter Festival, where she shared the stage with some of LA’s top writers and Kenny Loggins. Between Hawaii and LA, she is currently working on her album “Just KJ”, featuring all new songs written since her Saturn-return- poetic adaptations of her very own life experiences with a touch of light-hearted sarcasm. New singles coming this year include “STOKED” and a collaboration with Hawaii-based rapper, Higgs, called “Grateful for You”. She fills her cup by traveling often, practicing yoga and creating healthy recipes from her garden in Holualoa, Hawaii.
Email: [email protected]
Adam Crowe Music
Genre: blues, rock n funk
About: Adam Crowe, singer/ songwriter, slide, electric, acoustic and classical guitar.
About: I have worked as a dance host on several lines several times most notably HAL and Cunnard. I have played as a single and as part of a duo aboard the Norwegian Sun for 9 weeks up in Alaska in 2009, July. I started out doing the oldies from the 60’s. The folks on the cruise lines go crazy for that material. Being a trumpet player originally and part of a 12-piece group I did all the old Motown stuff for my single act complete with horns and strings.
Ponchoman Kuanoni Music
About: All Original Ukulele Music
I have been playing professionally for 50 years. Also private teaching since I was 30. Arrived here in 2000. Substitute teacher for Gary Washburn, also played with him and Betsy Curtis in the R and B band “Broadband”, Played rock with Rock Bottom/Uncle Boggie/Big Rock mostly at the Blue Dragon and Party Dances. Currently just jamming with my bass player friend Steve Toma. I have drums and PA studio set up at my house in Paauilo Mauka.
Backed many top musicians and bands in Seattle and the N W, including a stint with The Coasters, The Great Pretenders. More info on Facebook under Jamie Reno. Can contact me at this email address. [email protected], my cell 808-430-8814. Thanks for your time. Jamie
About: Chris Stark is a guitarist and songwriter from Hawaii, specializing in melodic instrumental guitar rock music. Stark’s music is heavily influenced by classic hard rock, blues, progressive, fusion, movie soundtracks, and metal.
Stark released released his debut album Legacy in 2016, a collection of a dozen original instrumental guitar rock songs written in the late 1990s. Juxtaposition arrived on July 15, 2017, and it features 14 new original instrumental songs written in late 2016 and early 2017.