We are getting LOTS of GREAT entertainment lined up for you at Ohana Luau at the Lake 2021! Below is what we had lined-up for 2020 before the event turned into COVHANA…..stay tuned for MORE on what we’ll have in store for 2021!!!
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
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 Jimmy Psycho Experiment
The Jimmy Psycho Experiment is usually described as “the world’s only spooky/sci fi/punk rock lounge act”. Imagine your favorite classic rock/punk rock songs and horror/sci fi movie themes,played in that cool old-school lounge vibe ..everything from The Munsters to Star Wars, from David Bowie to The Sex Pistols…think “The Rat Pack meets The Ramones”
“Jimmy Psycho is the Mad Scientist of Lounge Music!” -Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
“Jimmy Psycho is the Quentin Tarantino of Lounge Music!” -Quentin Tarantinowww
Ritz Carlton and his Fabulous Band
This year, get ready to toast the happy couple at Ohana Wedding Disaster: 2020. That’s right, this year’s kickoff theme is the greatest worst wedding you’ve ever been to. Featuring the stylish music of Ritz Carlton and his Fabulous Band, cheesy DJs, way too much booze, and all the usual shenanigans (and yes, there will be cake). This year, we’ll be on-site in the Whispers Lounge for a fabulous wedding reception. So break out that hideous Bride’s Maid gown from 1989 with the big poofy sleeves you thought you’d never have to wear again, because you NEED to wear it. Or come as a bridezilla; the shotgun father; the black sheep uncle; the aunt no one likes that you invited just to be polite but then she actually showed up and you’re not sure if she’s here to celebrate or sabotage your special day. Just be ready to drink, eat and dance the night away. This one’s gonna get weird. In a good way.
Are you ready for the Velvetones? Well, grab a cocktail, slide into your favorite vinyl covered booth and get ready to groove on their loungetastic sounds. This group made their Ohana debut at Mellow Martini Lounge (room 143) in 2019 and have roots going back to the 1969 to 1978 house band at the Newark Airport Travel Inn. Described by critics as “Nancy Sinatra meets Black Flag under the bar on Kenny Loggins’ yacht,” Ms. Velveteen will charm you with an eclectic mix of pop favorites that sound like they were shaken over ice and muddled vigorously with cherries. You will swear you left your heart at the bar at the Holiday Inn.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 12th 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