Ho’omana Hawaiian Band

  • 23 May 2014 6:00pm

Manley, Robert, Eddy and whomever joins them on stage (ya seldom can predict) will take over the stage again on May 23rdl.  We’re extremely lucky to have them appear again since they are much in demand and have been playing many kine parties and gigs all over the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas.  We’re looking forward to seeing/hearing what’s new since their last visit in early April.

In case Ho’omana is new to you – or if you want to share info about them with  friends, here is a brief description of the band:

 

Originally formed in 2001, the Ho’omana Hawaiian Band is known throughout Northern and Central California as one of the top recording and performing groups, with an instantly recognizable sound, focusing on fresh arrangements of traditional and contemporary Hawaiian songs with beautiful three-part harmonies.

A very tight trio, Ho’omana features six-string rhythm and slack-key guitars, ukulele and bass. The band is led by Manley Bush (lead & background vocals, 6-string slack-key guitar, and ukulele). Manley was born in Honolulu, HI, raised in Kapa’a, Kaua’i and Waimanalo. His musical talents were self-taught and began at a young age, influenced by the masters of Hawaiian music and Slack-key Guitar, such as Gabby Pahinui and Sons, and the Sons of Hawai’i, among others. Manley is also a co-founder of the Bay Area Aloha Festival and popular emcee of the yearly August two-day outdoor event.

Joining Manley is Robert Ucangco on rhythm guitar and Eddy Navarro on bass.  All three musicians share lead and backup vocals.  As Ho’omana plays many hulas, dancers are invited to participate whenever you know the song – or even if you don’t.

For more information see www.hoomana.com    Tho there is no cover charge, a donation of $10 (or whatever) is encouraged to help the band with recording expenses.of their next CD.