Doolin' Rakes made a name for themselves as the longest-running band engagement In Chinatown. Crowds, eager to be lifted by their lilting rollicking sound, have packed houses week after week. The band stands out among Hawaii bands for their unique repertoire and powerfully talented line up.
They merge their talents in a rare musical chemistry that truly transcends the same of its parts. Over the years, the lineup has included some of Oahu’s finest musicians, each bringing their own unique voice to a true synthesis of (North Atlantic) Island music with multiple other streams of exhilarating sounds.
In this special edition, founder James B. McCarthy and long time band member Lisa Gomes welcomes valued friends and musical associates Alastair McNeill , Spencer Lathrop and Mark Ransom. Loyal fans will hear new renditions of favorite tunes and there will be many surprises. Whether it be the stunning guitar work of McNeill (who tours as George Harrison in Rain the Beatles tribute band) or the solid grooves of Lathrop and Ransom (who are the steady backbone of Oahu bluegrass faves Saloon Pilots), the music will be grand and the ‘craic will be ninety’ (an Irish saying for : ‘a really great time).
From soulful ballads to scintillating fiddle tunes (original no less!) to comic sing alongs, this evening of music will be memorable and unique. Join us to welcome a New Era in the history of Doolin Rakes.
Doolin' Rakes is
James B. McCarthy - vocals, guitar, songwriter
Lisa Gomes - fiddle
Spencer Lathrop - drums and percussion
Alastair Mcneil of Beatlele and Rain - lead guitar, vocals and ukulele
Mark Ransom of Saloon Pilots - bass and vocals