Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Breaking News

Hot off the heels of the most successful 70's Nightclub Reunion event ever, Reunion V is already in the works. The ever hardworking Robin Kimura has confirmed communications with Garrett Shirai that has committed the band Ashberry to be the closing act for Reunion V. Multi-talented Garrett Shirai was the leader of the band that in its heyday was the six-night band at the Sting nightclub which was located in the Princess Kaiulani Hotel. The band started off playing at such places as the old Magic Mushroom under the name Sage and later added female singer Karen Cartwright to front the band as they took on the six night venue at the Sting. As Ashberry takes the stage at midnight on February 28, 2009, the band should be comprised of five of the six original members who played that Sting gig in the 70s along with singer/model/actress/1995 Miss Hawaii winner Traci Toguchi who replaces original female vocalist Karen Cartwright. Here's Ashberry's tentative line-up which is quite impressive indeed:

Drums – Russel Niemi – Original member

Bass – Kyle Nakashima – Original member

Keyboards – Michael Soma – Original member

Guitar – Michael Aratani – Original member

Guitar – Garrett Shirai – Original member

Singer – Traci Toguchi (replaces Karen Cartwright)

Great going Garrett!!! Now this is pretty cool news indeed!!!!


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