Henry Kapono and the Dukes on Sunday Band with special guest Johnny Valentine
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Henry Kapono has been at the creative forefront of contemporary Hawaiian music throughout his career, as his 18 album music discography is celebrated by many as "the soundtrack of Hawaii".Buy Tickets
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Genre: Contemporary / Pop / Hawaiian
Ticket Price: $25 advanced / $27 day of show / $44 reserved loft seating
A Seated Show
Henry Kapono and the Dukes on Sunday Band
with special guest Johnny Valentine
and Mango Melody
Listen to the classics…Hear the stories…Feel the Aloha!
Hawaii music icon, Henry Kapono is an accomplished guitar player and prolific songwriter with an evocative voice that will stay with you long after he leaves the stage. With over 25 albums to-date and scores of awards including a Grammy nomination, Henry’s musical range is uniquely broad. From “feel good” songs to ballads of love, hope and dreams combined with Henry’s passion for rock his music and stories are the culmination of the extraordinary talent that is pure “Kapono”. In this rare intimate “singer-songwriter” performance, Henry will share the “classics”, turn you onto a sneak preview of his upcoming album and “talk story” about his music.
Johnny Valentine is Hawaii's most sought after musician and entertainer. Whether you catch him fronting a show with legendary Hawaii artists Kalapana or Henry Kapono, performing solo, or rocking out with Candy Bullets, you're sure to have a great time!
Sitting down and listening to Mango Melody’s debut release Fruit of Happiness from start to finish is like sitting down to lunch mid-week with an old friend and catching up on several life stories for a quick 45 minutes before slogging back to the daily grind. The tone on this record is casual but memorable and genuinely intimate, as it should be between good friends. Topics range from songs about love, heartbreak, and feelings of isolation, to anthems about courage, resolve, as well as tunes showcasing meditative and introspective feelings.Musically, the album stays fresh by juxtaposing tightly written song structures with memorable melodies set to varying musical sensibilities in rock, pop, jazz, blues, funk, and soul. For reference, it could be said that the sounds on this work are suggestive of artists like No Doubt, Ben Folds, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Audioslave, and JimmyEat World combined with a nostalgic throwback to artists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Redding. Nevertheless, the album maintains a decidedly original quality, effectively drawing upon past influence without attempting to simply mimic the source. The band itself is the brainchild of Swiss-American brother and sister duo Mike and Tracey Stockalper, who hail from Encinitas in North County San Diego, California. Although the duo has played music together for many years, it was not until 2012 that they began performing in and around the San Diego area and began writing original music together. In late 2013, the duo released Fruit of Happiness. The albumalso features long-time San Diego musician Chris Prescott (Pinback, No Knife, Jade Shader) on the drums, who adds a wonderfully sophisticated and robust rhythmic underpinning that adeptly supports the songwriting. Outside his involvement with the band, Mike is an accomplished jazz pianist, guitarist, songwriter and composer. He has studied with jazz greats such as Kamau Kenyatta, Anthony Davis, David Borgo, and Mark Dresser, and has played and/or performed with artists such as Aakaash Israni of Dawn of Midi, Daniel De La Cruz of Slightly Stoopid, and the Mattson 2.Tracey, who performs all of the lead and backing vocals on the record, honed her sensual and fluid vocal style from years of listening to artists such as Fiona Apple and Nora Jones, while spending countless hours finding her own sound within the realm of such influence. As a songwriter, she draws from an eclectic palate of influences such as Patrick Watson, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and countless other songsmiths and word mavens. In addition to her career in music, Tracey is also a well established and highly sought after yoga teacher and yoga teacher trainer in Southern California.