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Hawaiian Style Grill Summer Kickoff!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go down to the Hawaiian Style Grill for their summer kick off ho’olaule’a. Good food, people, and music, it’s hard to find a better day. I had a great time (though it was kind of cold for a “summer” kick off). Throughout the day there were performances by several groups of musicians and halau. The most exciting thing for me was the chance to play two songs with Dominator at the open mic. We played Gently Weeps and Gypsy ‘Ukulele. It was so great to be able to have someone to perform with. I was honored to have Dom come down and play with me. Thank you Dominator, hopefully we can do this again. Here are some pictures and a video of our performance.

The sound booth

The sound booth

Some of the HSG guys jamming

The guys (and Carla) from the grill playing a couple songs

Kanaka916 singing

Kanaka916 singing “Flying”

The UU crew

Some of the board members from ‘Ukulele Underground. Left to right: dhkane, Dominator, Hippie Guy, FHS-72, Torao, and Kanaka916

Dominator and Hippie Guy

The tab king himself! Thank you Dom for coming down to play with me!

The Shave Ice Stand

Shave ice: like a snow cone, but with finer ice and better flavors.

Jesse singing

Jesse belting out some awesome vocals


The Jakalaka band! From left: Kanaka916, Jody, dhkane, and FSH-72

Meet The Author:

Brad Bordessa

Brad plays 'ukulele on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He writes original music, performs, and hunts unicorns - all with only an 'ukulele.

2 comments… add one
  • Kanaka916 Jun 14, 2009, 3:18 pm

    Much Mahalos to Brad and Dom . . . it was freakin’ awesome and a lof of the folks were in awe, trust me. Hopefully we can do it again.

  • 1014 Jun 18, 2009, 7:25 am

    Maika`i no! awesome guys. wish i could have gone.

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