Check out the GREAT entertainment lined up for you at Ohana Luau at the Lake 2021!
In a career that spans over four decades, garage rock superheroes The Fleshtones truly have done it all. They’re one of the final remaining original CBGB bands, they’ve played on Andy Warhol’s short-lived MTV show while Sir Ian McKellen read Shakespeare over their jamming, and were the last band to publicly perform at the World Trade Center’s Windows on the World. However, what’s most incredible about The Fleshtones is that they’re putting out some of their best music yet forty years into their career.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
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
Start an instant beach party with The Aquatudes. If you dig the sound of a twanging guitar, a hip-shaking beat and songs about surf, sand and sunny weather, you’ve come to the right place! Based in central Connecticut, The Aquatudes have been bringing their catchy concoctions of surf-rock and exotica to festivals, events, parties and clubs around New England since 2007. They’ve also released two CDs of original tunes: “Unsafe at Any Speed!” (2012); and “To Surf, With Love” (2019). The Aquatudes are: Tom Bittel, guitar; Mike Rocchetti, bass; and Dick Bascom, drums.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: 2021. 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 for a fabulous poolside 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
Exotica Jam with WAITIKI & Friends!
Join WAITIKI for an informal set on Saturday after the luau! Feel free to come up and join the band with your uke, voice, boobams, hurdy gurdy, claves, etc!
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 almost 30 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 Polynesican Pop events from coast to coast — but especially so 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, two umbrellas to protect from any backwash).www
The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn
The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn are a dynamic record-spinning duo infamous for blasting 60’s garage & surf, 50’s rockers and the occasional punk 45 from familiar places to exotic locales. They have appeared at the Tiki Oasis 2018 Car Show and also participated in the 2020 Tiki Oasis Halloween DJ Extravaganza online event. Always seeking out kitschy fun, the couple provided spooky tunes and TV-related themes for Bowling with Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) and they had a scream playing records for Japanese girl group senation the 18.104.22.168’s. They plan on spiking the punch at Ohana 2021!
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