Mike was born and raised in Hawaii. He started on pots and pans at 4 them moved to drums at 12. He then returned to pots and pans at age 16, but he was now washing them at McDonalds. As a kid he played drums in a few local punk rock bands for fun. He spent five years in Chicago playing guitar in the subways. Moving back to Hawaii, he played drums in some local bands and currently plays guitar in a band with his wife, who also teaches voice. Aside from music he likes to free dive and skateboard.
Turn-ons: Long walks, Romantic sunsets
Turn-offs: Traffic and pollution
Hans was born and raised in rural Germany before escaping in 1990. One year at G.I.T. in Hollywood and several years in College, earned him a Baccalaureate in Music, Jazz Performance & Composition. But he will always be a rocker at heart. Hans has performed and toured with various outfits on the mainland and Europe, from countless casual gigs at tiny taverns to Benaroya Hall, Seattle. Having released two Jazz CDs under his own name, he has been focused on media productions, such as, film scoring and jingles for TV & online ads for a number of years now.
Perry was born and raised in Hawaii. He graduated from Leilehua High School in 2007 and is currently attending Honolulu Community College, studying Music Business and Audio Engineering. He has been playing drums for 12 years, and throughout his musical experience he has played in his High School concert/marching band, alternative rock bands, and has gigged around Oahu. He even got the opportunity to perform at the 2010 NAMM show in Anaheim, California. Other than music, he loves hanging out with family/friends and enjoying life.
Kekai spent the first eight years of his life in the Marshall Islands. He then moved to Baltimore, Maryland for one year, and later to Oahu, Hawaii. After graduating from Maryknoll High School, Kekai attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he studied biology and music. His musical interests include composition, home recording, song writing, and film scoring.
Paul has 9 years of percussion experience ranging from the Djembe to mainly the almighty Drum Kit. He has been involved in many bands here on Oahu with styles varying from punk rock, to reggae, and is currently involved with his own metal project. His high intensity combined with positive attitude and a handsome smile makes for a unique specimen both on the stage as well as the sales floor.
Billy was born and raised in Hawaii. His first exposure to music was @ the age of five when he first heard his friend’s Kiss album Hotter Than Hell. That resulted in his cherished tennis racket guitar with a Mr. Microphone duct taped to the handle so he could hear it in his stereo. After years of pretending to play along with Kiss Alive 2, he got a real guitar @ age 11, and after hearing Metallica @ age 12 finally stopped pretending and actually started learning how. He had a life changing experience after seeing Joe satriani live @ Andrews Amphitheater. From then on it was all about guitar and practice, and a pretty unhealthy obsession with insane shred guitarists like Steve Vai, Yngwie Malsteen, Paul Gilbert, Van Halen, etc. After a series of mediocre high school bands, he started a rock/prog band in the early 90 s called Nothingface, which resulted in a CD and a Hawaii Music Award for Best Rock Album. He now plays whenever the opportunity arises, but is still known as a hopeless guitarist and tone fanatic. He now works at the Pearl City store and shares his enthusiasm with
Ka`imi has been playing music professionally since the age of 14. He specializes in ukulele, guitar, bass, live-sound engineering, and Polynesian drums. After graduating from Baldwin High School –Maui, he attended Brigham Young University- Hawaii where he graduated with a B.A. in Music and Hawaiian Studies. While attending BYU-H, he worked in the live sound department where he learned the basics of mixing and sound reinforcement. Other than music, Ka`imi loves the beach and shortboarding, longboarding, and skimboarding.
Isaac Waters’ has been involved in music since the age of 5. His interest in music started when he got involved with musical productions, such as, South Pacific, Big River, A Chorus Line, and many more. His musical interest expanded with his discovery of heavy metal music, where his passion for playing guitar really took hold. From there he decided to form a band. He has toured the west coast, as well as played in the South by Southwest lineup in Austin, TX. He has shared the stage with international acts: Chevelle, Children of Bodom, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and the legendary Misfits. He also won the opportunity through Easy Music Center to be a guest guitarist with 30 Seconds to Mars, live at Pipeline Cafe. To which he still thanks owner, Peter Dods, for giving him the first stepping-stone that began his short, but well lived musical career. Now days he spends his time learning as many musical instruments as possible, and tries to spark the inspiration in the younger kids to pursue their musical abilities as far as they will go.
David “Mas” Masuda
David, blessed with musical parents, was forced into piano lessons at the age of five. It wasn’t until a long car ride listening to “Dark Side of The Moon” that music had a major impact on his life. David has been hollering into the microphone for several hard-rock and metal bands on Oahu, the most notable being Nesta, which has been the opening act for bands such as Children Of Bodom, August Burns Red, and Cannibal Corpse. He attended Full Sail University in Orlando, FL in 2009. After years of headbanging, David returned to the piano with a new found passion for blues, stride, and boogie-woogie. He enjoys reading books, hiking, and learning foreign languages.
Chris “Bogs” Elsbre
Will was born and raised in Southern California and has been a musician for 30 years, starting out on cello at age 10. He was reborn as a guitarist at age 16, influenced by 80′s metal, then influenced by many other forms of music including jazz fusion, new age, blues, and funk. Will has picked up bass, guitar-synth, mandolin, hand drums, Native American Flute, and most recently ukulele. He has composed his own music blending different styles. He’s also performed as a solo guitarist at weddings and coffee houses and has performed at clubs and outdoor festivals with his progressive rock band. Will taught himself recording and has produced various artists ranging in styles of music from rock to folk to classical guitar. Will and his wife and daughter moved to Oahu Christmas 2009 and have enjoyed island life ever since.
Victor moved to the North Shore of O’ahu at the age of ten and graduate from Waialua Highschool in 04. He picked up the guitar at the age of fifteen and fell in love with the instrument and rock n roll. Victor went on to LCC and UH Manoa where he studied the guitar and attained his BA in classical music. Along with working at Easy Music Center, Victor currently teaches and builds effects pedals.