Wednesday, December 03, 2008

The 70's Nightclub Reunion V.....Ashberry

Here's a pretty old photo of the band Ashberry who will be closing out "The 70's Nightclub Reunion V" (courtesy of Ashberry bandleader Garrett Shirai). The band members in the photo, with the exception of female vocalist Karen Cartwright, will all be together for the first time in at least a couple of decades. Talk about a reunion, five out of six members!! Now that's what I call getting back together. Pretty cool if you ask me.

In their heyday, Ashberry was the full-time band at Da Sting in the Princess Kaiulani Hotel. Like Natural High who eventually became the house band at the Hula Hut, White Light who became the full-time band at the Tiki, Destiny who moved on to a full-time gig at the Beef n' Grog, and our band Greenwood who became the full-time Waikiki off night band, Ashberry, whose earlier name was Sage, paid their dues playing at the once upon a time all you could drink for ten bucks for guys and five bucks for gals watering hole, "The Magic Mushroom" in the old Gold Bond Building on Ala Moana Boulevard.

It's gonna be great seeing the guys from Ashberry all together on one stage again. Now that's pretty cool indeed!!!


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