Toad the Wet Sprocket Rocks the Royal Kona Resort’s Mai Tai Bar

Last night at the Royal Kona Resort, the band Toad the Wet Sprocket was scheduled to play outside under the stars in the Royal Kona Resorts courtyard.

Glen Phillips Jamming

Toad the Wet Sprocket's front man Glen Phillips jamming

Unfortunately mother nature turned for the worse and Kailua-Kona had a mean rain storm that forced the concert indoors to the Don the Beachcombers Mai Tai bar.

Don the Beachcombers Mai Tai Bar

Don the Beachcombers Mai Tai Bar

Due to the sound check earlier in the day being cancelled because of the weather, fans were able to get a first hand look at the band’s sound check inside of the place around 6:00 pm.

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KBIG’s Keith Vachon was on hand to emcee the concert as local rocker Eric Gilliom opened the show.

Keith Vachon and Eric Gilliom

Keith Vachon and Eric Gilliom

The Eric Gilliom Band played about 7-8 songs.

Eric Gilliom

Eric Gilliom

After Gilliom was through special guest Jim Majors played a few songs for the crowd and then it was time for Toad to take the stage!

Toad the Wet Sprocket live

Toad the Wet Sprocket live

Because of the change in the venue, fans were fortunate that they got to be so close to the band!

Dean Dining playing the bass guitar

Dean Dining playing the bass guitar

They were scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 but didn’t get on stage until about 8:30 which is pretty good considering the whole concert venue basically got moved.

Glen Phillips

Glen Phillips

The band had people dancing and grooving!

Dancing to Toad the Wet Sprocket

Dancing to Toad the Wet Sprocket

The concert was another excellent concert put on by the folks at Royal Kona Resort.

The Soundman

I was checking out the soundmans remote mixing board!

I’d like to thank the folks of the Royal Kona Resort for putting on these excellent concerts of late as well as inviting me to attend them!

A couple off duty staff members

A couple off duty staff members

I met with Glen Phillips this morning and this is what he told me about how the name “Toad the Wet Sprocket” came about:

Glen Phillips From Toad the Wet Sprocket

I just bumped into Glen Phillips from Toad the Wet Sprocket as he was checking into the Royal Kona Resort!

Toad the Wet Sprocket – “Fall Down”

Toad the Wet Sprocket will be playing Friday night at the Royal Kona Resort.  This is another one of my favorite (TTWS) songs:  Fall Down

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Toad the Wet Sprocket Coming to Hawaii!

One of my all time favorite groups from the early 1990′s was Toad the Wet Sprocket or “TTWS” as fans like to call them.  I’m stoked to hear that they are going to be coming to Hawaii performing at the Royal Lahaina on Thursday, May 5th and  performing at the Royal Kona Resort on Friday, May 6th.

I’ve got lots of favorite TTWS songs but my all time favorite is probably this one… “Walk on the Ocean”:

…On April 12th, 2011 the band released a new Greatest Hits album titled “All You Want” in digital and disc form via their official website, the 11 track CD includes brand new studio versions of their hits, this will allow the band to regain their publishing and licensing of these songs, as they have no access to the versions they did for Columbia Records in the ’90s, aside from their first two albums, which they have regained full control over and plan to re-release, in remastered form, on their own label, Abe’s Records. this new hits disc will be released into stores and on all digital retailers and online retailers later in the summer.

Another favorite song of mine was “All I Want”:

Dave Lawrence from Hawaii Public Radio informed me that he learned of the concert from a previous post I had written and he contacted the management team of TTWS and now has gotten a performance by their front man Glen Phillips on Oahu as well.

“…Singer/songwriter Glen Phillips, the front man for the successful American indie rock band Toad The Wet Sprocket, will make his debut in Hawaii Public Radio’s Atherton Performing Arts Studio in a solo concert on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to his single Oahu performance, he will also be performing a solo concert on Kauai (May 5th in Kapaa), following which, he and Toad The Wet Sprocket will be performing on Maui at the Royal Lahaina Resort on May 6th On May 7th, the band will also appear in Kailua-Kona at the Royal Kona Resort…”

I’m stoked the Royal Kona Resort has been bringing in so many quality groups of late!

For ticket information click here: Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Royal Kona Resort

Toad The Wet Sprocket Coming to the Royal Kona Resort

I also got wind tonight that Toad the Wet Sprocket will be coming to the Royal Kona Resort.  This is a few weeks after the Five for Fighting concert and will be held on Friday May 6th.

TTWS, as many of their fans call them, have been a favorite of mine since the early 90′s and I can’t believe this is going to the first time I have ever seen them perform live!

One of my favorite songs is Walk on the Ocean:

Another favorite is “All I Want”:

I look forward to both of these upcoming concerts!