We are getting LOTS of GREAT entertainment lined up for you at Ohana Luau at the Lake 2018! Below is a sneak peek of what’s to come…..stay tuned for MORE!!!
Stay tuned to hear all of the exciting details!!
Southern Culture on the Skids
Southern Culture On The Skids has been spreading the rock and roll gospel since since they formed in Chapel Hill, NC in 1983. Guitarist/singer Rick Miller, drummer Dave Hartman and bassist/singer/heartbreaker Mary Huff, play a greasy mix of surf, rockabilly, R&B and country-fried garage with a side of psych, all the while driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy. It’s a musical gumbo Miller calls, “Americana from the wrong side of the tracks.“ The band has been prolific and ubiquitous for over thirty years, touring everywhere from the North Carolina Prison System to Mt. Fuji, Japan and delivering what Rolling Stone calls “a hell raising rock and roll party.“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, piloted by the Space Kadet, and captained by their meaty vegan The Mayor of Exotica, 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
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
The House Band of Ohana!! 9th Wave, from Storrs CT, has been performing since 1995 – from the northeast (NYC, Boston) as far south as Fort Lauderdale FL. Regulars at nearly every Sleazefest & Instro Summit (music festivals in NC), and veterans of EVERY Ohana Luau at the Lake and both Ohana Luau at the Sea events in Florida, 9th Wave plays a diverse combination of surf, exotica, sci-fi, spy & 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, including their newest release “Surfin with Poseidon”. The 9th Wave sound is made up of Mike “Staccato” Rosado on lead surf guitar, Sandy “Oceana” Rosado on Farfisa organ, rhythm guitar, flute, saxophone, and more, Negative Ed on bass, and Phred Rawles on drums. 9th Wave will be joined at Ohana by the Go-Go Natives, beautiful and talented hooping / go-go dancers led by Vanna Vroom! 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 (NESMA), the largest network of surf bands in the world.
Check them out on Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ninth.wave.3www
The Swingin' Palms
Direct from the shores of the Hudson River, the Swingin’ Palms are a brand-new band blending the most rousing aspects of vintage Hawaiian, Exotica, and Surf music. Led by Graham Tichy on Hawaiian steel guitar and Don Young on electro-Spanish guitar, the Swingin’ Palms present a mix of original music, Hapa Haole rarities, and forgotten gems reconceived in a style that’s both authentic and fresh.www
Fuad and the Feztones
Billing themselves as ‘Egypt’s hardest working party band’, Fuad and the Feztones have been Montreal’s number one Frat Rock / 60’s R&B combo for years. With two internationally released records (Valley of the Kings and Beeramid) and a massive repertoire of catchy twist tunes, Fuad and the Feztones have torn up nightclubs from Canada to Europe with their sax and organ-driven rave-ups …all the while sporting matching collegiate cardigans and exotic middle-eastern fezzes! Picture Animal House meets I Dream of Jeannie!
A word of warning, however: a Feztones set may cause you to twist so hard you might have to visit a CAIRO-practor.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
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
MC Jet Sterling
It wouldn’t be Ohana without MC Jet Sterling at the helm for the 10th 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