We are getting LOTS of GREAT entertainment lined up for you at Ohana Luau at the Lake 2019! Below is a sneak peek of what’s to come…..stay tuned for MORE!!!
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Fusing pure rock and soul from vintage sources into their own singular sound, The Woggles lay it down hard and loud but with more majesty than recklessness. Their beats and riffs are as strident as Manfred’s swagger and strut onstage. Having played in the past with Johnny Cash, Link Wray, The Zombies and nearly every garage rock group worth its salt, they’re celebrating over 30 years as a group as they hit the Ohana stage. As Meredith Ochs wisely advised on NPR All Songs Considered: “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life.”www
9th Wave has been performing since 1995, from the northeast (NYC, Boston) as far south as Fort Lauderdale FL, and west to California. Regulars at every Instro Summit (music festival in NC), and Ohana Luau at the Lake (tiki festival in upstate NY), 9th Wave, from Storrs CT, plays an diverse combination of surf, exotica & hot rod music at regional music and tiki festivals, hot rod/motorcycle/custom car shows, cultural institutions, clubs, and more. With their unique and signature style, 9th Wave has recorded seven full-length CDs of original music. The 9th Wave sound is made up of Mike “Staccato” Rosado on lead surf guitar, Negative Ed on bass, Phred Rawles on drums, and Sandy Rosado on Farfisa organ, rhythm guitar, flute, piccolo, and saxophone. 9th Wave and the Rosados are also champions of East Coast Surf Music, and are the founders and directors of The North East Surf Music Alliance, the largest network of surf bands in the world.www
The Derangers started spinning their “Westermental Sound” in the early ’90s, blending spooky, cinematic spaghetti western themes with classic surf, spy-jazz, dark blues and exotica. Led by Boston-based guitarist Drew Townson and his 1961 Stratocaster named “Daphne Blue,” the band began what would become a two-decade journey. Their original tracks, like “Rio Sangre,” “Tears of the Seneca” and “Revenge of Chupacabra” have been internationally hailed as among the best original instrumentals of the genre, receiving airplay worldwide. A mid-‘90s US tour saw the Derangers spreading reverb-soaked Westermentals from coast to coast, sharing bills with Dick Dale, Davie Allen and Reverend Horton Heat. In 2014, Deep Eddy Records of Austin, Texas released “The Legend of Daphne Blue and the Westermental Sound,” a 20 year retrospective of the best tracks from the Derangers’ catalog. Ted Drozdowski of Guitar World Magazine most superlatively summed up the Derangers’ vibe; “The Derangers have an original take on high atmosphere twang that’s fueled by Texas barbecue and dust. Guitarists Drew Townson’s melodies evoke not only the open spaces of the prairies and deserts, but the sound of the surf, balancing retro-cool with a lean modernity that keeps the band’s sound fresh and timeless.”www
WAITIKI, the only exotica band to hold the FDA credential Generally Recognized as Safe, spins back to Earth from the orbit of Okonkuluku. Their ship will bring the sounds of classic Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and your favorite originals. Chow down with some charred mammal flesh, rendezvous with the band, and enjoy the new sounds of exotica!www
Muck & The Mires
Boston’s MUCK & THE MIRES were once described as “a mix of the 1964 Beatles and The Ramones” by legendary Runaways producer Kim Fowley (Fowley went on to produce several of the band’s records). The group achieved worldwide recognition after they were crowned #1 US Garage Rock Band by LITTLE STEVEN Van Zandt on MTV.
Muck and the Mires have performed coast-to-coast in the USA, UK, EU, South America, Canada, Japan. And they have shared bills with many of their heroes including The Sonics, The New York Dolls, Ray Davies (The Kinks), The Flamin’ Groovies, The Stooges, and even a Beatles – Pete Best! The band’s lineup features founding members Muck (ex-Voodoo Dolls/The Queers) on vocals and guitar, Jesie Best on drums, Pedro Mire (ex-The Apehangers) on lead guitar and long-time bassist John Quincy Mire. Their latest record, Muckus Maximus, is available now on Rum Bar Records.
Muck & the Mires will be performing in the Psychedelic Garage on Thursday night.www
Spinning a web of fuzz-infused sounds laced with plenty of rock action, Cleveland’s 45 Spider amps it up well beyond 11…firing on all cylinders and all the time putting their own spin on the garage-punk genre. Unhinged guitars, steady but oh-so-heavy bass and drums beating hard and loud all set the table for high-octane, powerhouse vocals that slice through it all like a razor. 45 Spider delivers both the goods and the get down!
45 Spider will be performing in the Psychedelic Garage on Thursday night.www
The Royal Pacifics
The Royal Pacifics features members of Black Flamingos & The Swingin’ Palms performing instrumental classics from The Ventures, The Challengers, The Sandals, Link Wray, The Astronauts & more. As seen at The Hukilau, Surf Guitar 101 Convention & Asbury Park Surf Music Festival.www
DJ/Musician/Bartender Brother Cleve is known as a pioneer in the Cocktail Nation – playing with loungecore faves Combustible Edison, working with Space Age Pop legend Esquivel!, producing artists like Waitiki and Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica as well as his own “Bombay Disco” series, and DJ’ing around the world. He consults bars, creates cocktails, and lectures on the history of drink/Tiki at events like Tales Of the Cocktail and Tiki By The Sea.www
DJ Gaylord Fields
Gaylord Fields has hosted an eclectic radio program on Jersey City, NJ freeform station WFMU for more than 25 years, but as a live DJ he takes on a different persona. Formerly a frequent guest at the In Hi-Fi lounge series in the Manhattan club Bar d’O and one of the rotating guest DJs for Quiet City: Radio in Hi-Fi on LuxuriaMusic.com, he can in recent years be found poolside spinning lounge/exotica/easy listening/bossa nova/go-go at events such as Tiki Oasis— and now at his beloved Ohana. Equally adept at ’60s soul, twist, surf, beat, and girl group tunes, Gaylord also knows the secret to a perfectly mixed Shirley Temple (more Shirley, less Temple).www
DJ Swankenstein spins a bubbly concoction on his turntable laboratory that fuels your wayback machine providing a vintage soundtrack that transports us back to the era where we mentally reside.www
MC Jet Sterling
It wouldn’t be Ohana without MC Jet Sterling at the helm for the 11th year in a row (!!!!!) He will be bringing his smooooooth voice to Ohana as our weekend entertainment guide & M.C. Whether you know him from past Ohanas or from his weekly Surfabilly Freakout! radio show, you know you can count on Jet for a healthy dose of Jackassery, Tom Foolery & Damn Fool Boobery!www