Kelly Park - piano/drums
Kelly Park worked steadily as a professional musician in the Boston scene during his enrollment at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He performed and recorded with the likes of Michael Gibbs, Phil Wilson, and Randy Sabien. During the summers, in between school years, he taught and worked as a drummer at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Ohio, and taught jazz percussion at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. He received the “Mercer Ellington Jazz Masters Award” from the Berklee College of Music in 1981 as the drummer most “in demand” at the Berklee Performance Center.
David Landon – guitar/electric bass
David Landon currently lives and performs in the bay area where he regularly performs with his original blues / rock group “The David Landon Band”. He has released 5 cds since 1995 and regularly appears at major Blues festivals and venues across the US. Mr. Landon graduated from Emerson College in Boston, and has taught guitar privately since 1990. David is also an accomplished composer, singer, bassist, and arranger as well as being a talented producer and recording engineer.
Bruce David – drums
Bruce David is from San Francisco and currently living on the Big island of Hawaii. Bruce has been playing and teaching over 30 years. He was a percussion major at the university of Wyoming and took masters classes at Drummers Collective in New York City. Bruce is busy with a dual career as sound engineer. He worked extensively with two major sound companies in SF and Conneticut. The RabiDrums are his former students. Bruce toured with Maria Maldaur for over 15 years. He is currently a drum instructor at Volcano School and Honokaa High School. He is a top call drummer for all styles of music including: Rock, Jazz, Country, Blues, Latin and Hawaiian. Bruce is also an accomplished songwriter and composer.
Andy Andrews – Ukulele
Andy Andrews co-founded of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz, California more than 10 years ago. Under his guidance the club grew to many hundreds of members and has been featured in two documentary films,“The Mighty Uke” and “Under the Boardwalk.” He teaches music workshops at mainland ‘ukulele festivals including The Wine Country Ukulele Festival, The West Coast Ukulele Retreat in Monterey California, and at the Oregon Coast Ukulele Festival.
Brian McCree – stand up bass
Bassist Brian McCree has been a pillar of the Boston music scene for decades, performing with Bobby Hebb, Alan Dawson, Jackie Byard, Pharoah Sanders, Rashied Ali, Ricky Ford, Joe Bonner, John Hicks, Ronnie Burrage, Peter Laroca Sims, Jimmy Owens, Dave Liebman, Clifton Anderson, Nancy Dussault, Makanda Ken McKintyre, Alvin Batiste and Warren Smith.
Jr. Volcano Choy – trumpet
Jr Volcano Choy currently serves on the Artist Roster of Gateway to the Arts, an academic program that brings the Performing Arts to participating schools in the Western Pa./Pittsburgh area.
Bill Noble – saxes/clarinet/flute
As a freelance musician, Bill Noble has worked with national and local artists. Highlights of his career include appearances with the Temptations, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Fifth Dimension and local artists which include Loyal Garner, Dick Jensen and Carole Kai. He has also been involved in musical theater, Las Vegas Magic Shows with Comedian Robert Klein and classical endeavors as well as his own Bill Noble Trio.
Sherri Thal – violin/voice/songwriting
Sherri Thal holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Summa cum Laude) from California State University, East Bay (1994). Sherri has taught and performed in the US, the UK and in the Middle East. She handled the improvisational musical duties for Playback Theater Hawaii, and has been the musical director of both The HICCUP Children’s Circus (Hawaii) and the Belfast Community Circus (Northern Ireland), creating their first ever youth bands and co-composing original music scores for their shows (1997,1999). In early 2011 she embarked on a songwriting adventure with her graduating 6th grade class that resulted in a live performance/recording of eight original pop songs co-composed by members of the class.
Kauilani Trainer – vocals
Kauilani Trainer began singing at the tender age of 5, under the instruction of her opera singing grandmother. She also has extensive experience singing in choirs for the last 30 years and has been a soloist with over twelve different choirs in Hawai’i and on the mainland, including LDS Stake Choirs (NY, ID, HI),the Kamehameha Concert Glee Club, Cornell Chamber Singers, Kanilehua Chorale, Kapili Choir, and the Hilo Community Choir. Currently she sings with the Island Swing Orchestra and uses music and voice lessons in her therapy sessions as a Master’s level Mental Health Counselor for Catholic Charities.
Elena Welch – vocals
Elena began singing delta blues with her older brother, Chico at an early age. Elena relocated to Chicago to study design and fine art and fell in love with Chicago jazz. She switched her major to voice and theater and continued studies at Columbia College receiving her BFA. Elena has completed various music and performance workshops such as: Stanford Jazz, Blue Bear Music and private study with various teachers with emphasis in Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing Technique. Elena has performed in Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, New York, Rome, Italy, Bodrum Turkey and the Big Island of Hawaii. Elena has enjoyed giving workshops and is looking forward to extending this to the preteen and teen age group.