“An Den” on the Big Island

An Den started as a power trio. Damien Awai, Brian Haia and Roy Kato were working venues in the Lahaina-Kaanapali area.

” ♪♫♪♫…Moved on up on the west side… ♫♪♫♪” Damien and Brian were looking for a bigger, badder sound with more musicians to amplify their feel and effect. We got something: Damien Awai, Brian Haia, Roy Kato, Ivan Yadao, and Rick Bodinus. This made An Den complete.

Next they started recording debut album Housekatchafaya which features some of Hawaii’s top musicians: Mitch Kepa, Mark Kalawaia, Tom Mamuad, Dave Varde, Jason Donez, Albert Kaina, Wilson Kanaka’ole, Alan Veleren, Dave Choy, and K-Avi. Recording with Roy Kato on bass and introducing Eddee Sebala to our live show. Eddee is now our steady bassist.

Housekatchafaya delivers something fresh and new to the Hawai’i music scene with radio friendly tracks like “Dream Girl”, “Housekatchafaya” and “Wett Dreams.” An Den also delivers tribute versions of Beres Hammond’s “They Gonna Talk “ as well as Bob Marley’s “Exodus” and “So Much Trouble.” This album also carries a political message in songs like “Unite”, “Nation in a Nation”, and “Funk da Bush”. Finally the mellow side of Housekatchafaya brings to light Hawaii’s cultural diversity with ethnic puns, like Popolo Pete, Fredo Macadangdang and Da Podageez from Up Country. Thanks for having a sense of humor.

Big Island schedule for the next three days.

Jul 3 2009 12:00P
BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC (HILO) HILO, Hawaii
Jul 3 2009 9:00P
PAHAOA VILLAGE CAFE PAHOA, Hawaii
Jul 4 2009 2:00P
KAIMU BEACH KALAPANA, Hawaii
Jul 4 2009 8:30P
PUNA CANOE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP HILO, Hawaii
Jul 5 2009 12:00P
BOOGIE KALAMA SURF BASH HILO, Hawaii

Here is a youtube teaser of their debut CD, Housekatchafaya.

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