Tavana is super excited to be performing at Carlos de Almeida's 60th Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 2nd at Jazz Minds in Waikiki!
Carlos has been living in Hawaii for the last 34 years and surfing at Pipeline for nearly as long. He is also a die hard live music fan and strong supporter of local artists. This show is a chance for all to come and have a celebration that marries Carlos' interests in music and surfing while providing the public with an awesome show!
The show will include an acoustic performance beginning at 7 p.m. with Clay Campania and Tori Brooklyn, followed by Tavana who will be performing from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a showing of a short film of Carlos and friends surfing 2nd reef Pipe back in '88! And then Clay Campania and Band will come on to finish the night out from 10:30-1:30!
...This is definitely one show you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!!!
About the Artists
Tavana A one-man band from Honolulu, HI who uses electronic drum triggers to lay down a variety of grooves with his feet to accompany himself on guitar, banjo, lap steel, or ukulele, while singing soulful, island-inspired Rock and Blues. Tavana has been the supporting act for Shakey Graves, Alabama Shakes, Xavier Rudd, and Kaleo (to name just a few) and has performed and/or recorded alongside Eddie Vedder,John Cruz, Barry Flanagan, Leon Mobley, Chris Chorney and others. Tavana's 2017 Album, 'Aloha Spirit' on which he features Leon Mobley (Djembe, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals), was nominated for a Na Hoku Hano Hano Award for Best Contemporary Album of the Year.
Clay Campania Originally born in Honolulu, Clay Campania is an absolutely unbelievable blues and rock guitar player who as a member of the hit band 'Friends of Adam' opened for AEROSMITH, Sheryl Crow, and Pablo Cruise on the way to a top 10 national ranking of Hard Rock Cafe's Battle of the Bands in 2010! Campania moved to Austin, TX in 2010 and performed with the eponymous group, the 'Clay Campania Band' for a number of years and is now back on Oahu between tours. John Heckathorn, editor of Honolulu Magazine wrote: "When Campania picks up his guitar, he channels Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn."
Tori Brooklyn Tori lives in Hawaii and has performed with the Hawaii Roots Reggae group 'Ashtafari Music'.
About the Guest of Honor
Carlos "I always dreamed to surf & live in Hawaii, and after a lot of hard work and persistence, the Good Lord provided me an opportunity & I have done all I can do to honor the privilege of the chance to live in this beautiful place with the good people that live here. I feel truly blessed and fortunate to complete 34 years in Hawaii where our family flourished & I was able to form lasting friendships.
I came to the Island in Jan of 1984 & first time I surfed in Hawaii was a small Pipeline day w/ a borrowed board from a guy I just met on the beach, who became a good fried, and together in 1988 we organized the 1st 10' Plus Brazilian Nuts Invitational at Pipeline, where the Hawaiians allowed an all Brazilian contest at Pipeline.
The short video here is one wave ridden by me, but there are better ones in the 4 minute intro I'll show at the party. Hope to see everyone there!"