Johnny Helm and his band celebrate the release of his latest single "Hat on my Head" with a spe
Johnny Helm and his band celebrate the release of his latest single "Hat on my Head" with a special guest performance by John Cruz + opener Yoza.
Modern Folk Rock/ Americana artist, Johnny Helm, is no stranger in the music scene in Hawaii, but with the recent inclusion of his song “Ride” in the closing credits of the motion picture “The Ride”, he hopes to use this moment at a platform to reach a broader, worldwide audience with his music. As well as having his recent single included in a motion picture, he has been working hard behind the scenes at Orange Pear Productions and Studio, his current workspace, where he has scored multiple independent film projects for NMG (Nella Media Group), one of which won a regional Emmy.
In 2008, Johnny met and began writing with Jed Leiber. Leiber is the founder/owner of the famed Nightbird Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of legendary songwriter Jerry Leiber (of the writing team Leiber and Stoller). Johnny and Jed have written and recorded 12 songs for an ongoing project and continue to write.
Johnny began tracking his EP Banyan Tree at his home studio in 2011. He released the EP in October of 2012. It was Nominated for the "EP" of the year at Hawaii's Na Hoku Hanohano awards.
Johnny released his record, For You, in 2017 and his latest release, Lainey and the 93, in 2019 which was also nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano award in the Alternative Album of the Year category.
Orange Pear Productions and Studio is Johnny’s current workspace. He has produced and recorded independent artists from all over the world including Channel Davis from New Zealand, Patrick Kell from El Paso Texas, Aiden Laprete, Jenny Yim, & Tavana from the Island of Oahu, and many others.
Presented by Bud Light Seltzer.
Three-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees, BEAT-LELE, is comprised of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of Oahu. Having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band in Hawaii, BEAT-LELE decided to reinvent themselves and fuse the beautiful music of the Beatles with their passion of playing ukulele's. There is no other musical group in the world combining the timeless music of The Beatles to the soaring popularity of the ukulele with added percussion of a cajon.
With Sonny Aquino as "John", Nolet Quiason as "Paul", Alastar McNeil as "George" and Dennis Muth as "Ringo", each band member sings and performs their respective parts as one would expect from the original recording. BEAT-LELE spans the career of The Beatles catalogue from Love Me Do through their later years of Let It Be and Abbey Road and everything in between. Their impeccable attention to musical detail will make you wonder if you are hearing the actual recordings.
BEAT-LELE recently released their second album, Fab4on4Strings, produced by legendary producer/engineer Dave Tucciarone. BEAT-LELE was also honored to have been invited to the 2017 International Beatle Week Festival in Liverpool, England where they performed ten shows over seven days to thousands of energetic Beatle fans from the world over, including the famous Cavern Club. They’ve toured parts of the US mainland, performed regularly at Roy Sakuma's "Wildest Show in Town" at the Honolulu Zoo and the Honolulu Ukulele Festival and have sold out theaters across the islands. They are excited to share this harmonious blend of "island-style" Beatles music with Hawaii and everyone else across the universe.