HOOLA is a unique band playing old time Hawaiian music.
With Ukulele and Hawaiian Guitar, HOOLA brings the feeling of the golden age of Hawaiian entertainment back to the present.
Enjoy exotic renditions of classic songs such as "Blue Hawaii", "On the Beach at Waikiki", "Hawaiian Wedding Song", "Sleepwalk", "La Rosita", "Ukulele Lady", "Sweet Leilani", "Beyond the Reef" "Hawaiian War Chant" and "Aloha Oe".
HOOLA doesn't stop there, with a big repertoire of jazz tunes from the same era, all played with an individual sound. Perfect for a laid back evening but quite ready to swing . a truly "Retro" experience.
Hoola plays Hawaiian music from the invention of the ukulele and steel guitar. Hawaiian language and Hapa Haole (half white) music presented as a string band with voice, guitar, ukulele, steel guitar and bass.
Sydney based band Hoola focuses on the Hawaiian music of the pre WWII era from the introduction of western melodic instruments. Hoola continues this Hawaiian tradition popularised after the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco when the world became aware of the newly evolved Hawaiian music and instruments.
Graham Griffith, steel guitar, teams with Jenny Griffith on ukulele & vocals. Peter Moloney on bass with Tony Burkys playing guitar. Graham & Jenny were one of four featured acts at the 2005 Lord Howe Island Music Festival. They also have an acoustic jazz incarnation as the Hokey Carmichaels.
Their association has seen them do corporate work for Amex, McPhee Transport and Foxtel, among many others. They even played at the 1996 Homebake festival as well as playing a support in 2001 for the aria award winning band "The Avalanches". In 1999 they took their music to an Hawaiian music convention in Waikiki.
Hoola can also provide roving acoustic entertainment to enliven functions, shopping malls, parties, weddings ... you name it, we can do it!