Thursday nights Duncan Bamsey typically plays at Honu's Restaurant but tonight will have to call in a sub. He will be playing a private gig. Not to worry regular followers he will return to Honu's next week. Here is a picture of Duncan and his wife Ranae on their way out the door this evening. Duncan will be playing in Keauhou and Ranae will be dancing her regular Thursday night gig at Lava Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa. These two perform 4 nights a week separately…..someone book them together at the same time at the same place please!!!! :)
Kevin Teves and I taught a Hula lesson for a girls day out before Donna's wedding the following weekend. The 15 ladies were all visiting from Canada and staying in a lovely home on the Kona Coast. We began the lesson by making leis form the flowers of PuaLani Orchids. The ladies surprised us by already being prepared with grass skirts! All of the women were quick to pick up the hula steps and we learned the entire hula to Keep Your Eyes On The Hands.
Bump City Hawaii will be the main-stage act at the 4th of July concert at the Waikoloa Bowl tomorrow starting at 6:30PM. Bump City will play a full concert and will be the musical accompaniment to the fireworks display at 8:00PM. Come to the Queens Shops earlier in the day to see even more of Duncan Bamsey. He has been hired for 3 gigs that day! Salsa Latinos at 12:30 QS, Generous Thieves at 5:00 QS and of course Bump City at 6:30 the amphitheater. I will be dancing hula at the same time...similar location at Lava Lava Beach Club from 6-8.... I'll be able to hear Bump City across the lava field :) Although Bump City will be performing live with the fireworks, they also had to record the 12minute funk/patriotic arrangement as a track that 7 different radio stations will be playing for those watching the firework display throughout West Hawaii. These are photos I took of the recording session with Michael Suprenant (Bump City drummer) and Duncan in Michael's recording studio in their family barn.
On our way to the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Tune into channel 5 tomorrow evening and cheer for Kahulanui.
I've worked with children for decades as a teacher.... but to this point I've focused EMotionGalleries on weddings and dancers/musicians. When Bula and Ashley became expectant parents it was somewhat of a natural progression to photograph formal maternity and baby session. These young parents are accustom to having my lens near by. I often work for Ashley, a wedding coordinator and as musician Duncan and Bula gig together weekly. Guaranteed, little Anai will be no stranger to the camera throughout his life..... that cute little face is star-bound! Click here to see more from this gallery.
Duncan plays bari and alto sax for the Hoku nominated band Kahulanui. Their rehearsal for the award ceremonies to be held May 25 in Honolulu is open to the public tonight at Na Pua Restaurant at the Mauni Lani Resort. This clip, taken with my IPhone, has Duncan Bamsey on Bari for "Home On the Island" with Kahulanui. This is not one of their originals but still one of my favorites!!!
Kevin Teves is one of my favorite musicians. I have the privilege of performing with Uncle Kevin every week at Lava Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa. A little clip was taken of the two of us tonight.... with a point and shoot underwater camera :)
Been really busy teaching full time, dancing 4 nights a week and photographing weddings.... So I have not posted in a while. Today is such a special day I just could not pass up a post to say "Happy Lei Day"!!! Today our K/1 class wore small plumeria leis on their wrists.