Bubbling up from the depths like Patrick Duffy in The Man From Atlantis, Go!Tsunami makes their triumphant return to Ohana this year fresh out of the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album “I Was A Teenage Seamonkey” . These guys kick about eleven kinds of ass, and if you don’t know what time it is yet, you will soon. Its Go!Tsunami time. You don’t even need to check your watch. We’re stoked that these masked madmen have decided to join us.
Known as the Duchess of Rhythm and Blues, Angela Tini is a dynamic performer with an irresistible stage presence and powerhouse vocals. Steeped in the tradition of the golden age of rock n' roll and rhythm and blues, Angela Tini has fronted both The Starjays and Angelatini & The Treblemakers. This year she shakes things up by releasing her first full-length solo album called Have You Met Me Yet?
Continuing the tradition pioneered by the instrumental masters of the 60's, The Sun Protection Factor Four (SPF4) came together in 2004 through a love for the sound and vibe of the music. Proud members of the Northeast Surf Music Alliance (NESMA), they have enjoyed performing for audiences across New England and beyond over the past two decades. From their home base in the hills and valleys of Western Massachusetts, and with reference to the past and an eye on the future, SPF4 is crafting its current wave of surf-inspired instrumental rock with energy and edge.
9th Wave has been performing since 1995, from the northeast (NYC, Boston) as far south as Fort Lauderdale FL, and west to California. Regulars at every Instro Summit (music festival in NC), and Ohana Luau at the Lake (tiki festival in upstate NY), 9th Wave, from Storrs CT, plays a diverse combination of surf, exotica & hot rod music at regional music and tiki festivals, hot rod/motorcycle/custom car shows, cultural institutions, clubs, and more. With their unique and signature style, 9th Wave has recorded seven full-length CDs of original music. The 9th Wave sound is made up of Mike “Staccato” Rosado on lead surf guitar, Negative Ed on bass, Phred Rawles on drums, and Sandy Rosado on Farfisa organ, rhythm guitar, flute, piccolo, and saxophone. 9th Wave and the Rosados are also champions of East Coast Surf Music, and are the founders and directors of The North East Surf Music Alliance, the largest network of surf bands in the world.
WAITIKI, the only exotica band to hold the FDA credential Generally Recognized as Safe, spins back to Earth from the orbit of Okonkuluku. Their ship will bring the sounds of classic Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and your favorite originals. Chow down with some charred mammal flesh, rendezvous with the band, and enjoy the new sounds of exotica!
Deejay Mitten Clips
Deejay Mitten Clips - serving you a potent vinyl cocktail of Surf, Exotica, Soul, R&B, Garage and Instro-Madness. Drown in that crazy sound - you won’t want to come up for air!
COUNT SHELDRAKE is a founding member of the monthly Savoy Soul Club: Albany NY’s oldest and groovin’est vinyl only event featuring 60’s RnB, Soul, Ska, Ye-Ye and Boogaloo music. But he’s no one track would-be world conqueror: his over 40 year record collection encompasses surf, hot-rod, exotica, garage and even 80’s music. When not planning world domination, he whiles away his time in his home bar The Huna-Huna Hut sifting through rare 45s and collecting vintage clothing and mixing exotic cocktails. Always dressed to the nines, Sheldrake will apply the finest in audio-vibratory mind manipulation and get you dancing.
[dj]Swankenstein spins them toons that'll make ya swoon, the tracks that'll take ya back and the sounds that'll keep ya 'round. 'Round the Ohana pool that is! This sacred Fez-wearin' FOM member and widely open-format DJ is a mainstay and resident DJ at Ohana Luau at the Lake and will always surprise your ears with a themed set of great music and mayhem from his collection of genre-jumpin' 45s, LPs and more.
DJ Stately Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn
The Stately DJ Wayne Manor & DJ Hardly Quinn are a dynamic record-spinning duo infamous for blasting 60's garage & surf, 50's rockers and the occasional punk 45 from familiar places to exotic locales. They have appeared at the Tiki Oasis 2019 Car Show and made their debut at Ohana Luau at the Lake in 2021. The duo has notably DJ'd for Japanese bands like legendary girl group The 184.108.40.206's as well as spookabilly combo Bobby's Bar whose frontman Noaya Kawakami has made a splash in Tiki circles for his lowbrow monster mashup artwork. In 2022, they spun their kooky collection of tunes poolside at the Hi-Tide Summer Holiday.
Always working towards uniting the Hudson Valley surf scene as well as inviting more surf rock bands from parts unknown, Wayne Manor & Hardly Quinn have consecutively spun records at the Annual Franklin Alley Luau featuring the Underwater Bosses, the Jagaloons and ’71 Super Creep as well as setting up a gig for Surfer Joe in their neck of the woods. The exciting opening of the Jet Set Tiki Bar on the Newburgh Riverfront has led to a plethora of opportunities for exotic twists, retro revels and wild weekends! Wayne Manor & Hardly Quinn DJ’d the Jet Set’s ribbon cutting ceremony and more recently hosted a special screening of The Ventures: Stars on Guitars featuring Ohana veterans Ninth Wave!
DJ Shangri-La (Ridgewood, NYC) is the hostess of the weekly radio program Maraschino Melodrama on WFMU alt-stream Sheena’s Jungle Room. And, on a monthly basis, she serves up the tunes at punk rock tiki bar, Otto’s Shrunken Head (LES, NYC). Sway your hips between sips as she spins a mix of Yé-yé, Exotica, Bossa Nova, Surf, and more. Please dance responsibly.
DJ Gaylord Fields
DJ Gaylord Fields has hosted a wildly eclectic radio program on Jersey City, NJ freeform station WFMU for 30 years, but as a live disc jockey he takes on a decidedly groovier persona. He has spun lounge/exotica/easy listening/bossa nova/go-go and more from coast to coast and overseas — and for the past few years at his beloved Ohana: Luau at the Lake. Gaylord is equally adept at ’60s soul, twist, surf, beat, and girl group sounds, and he would never turn down a ginger beer while he's on the turntables.