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The Green

Much like a blossoming plant ready to bring forth fruit, The Green has grown. An idea among friends watered with practice and managed withcare, it has developed into a reality nurtured with drive and cultivated through experience. When these four talented friends from south andeast O'ahu came together to form The Green, it was neither by chance nor by accident. For this seed was planted early.At the age of 16, singer Caleb Keolanui had already performed on the biggest stages of Hawai'i and had multiple hits songs in heavy rotationon Hawai'i radio. A soulful young singer with an amazingly h ...read more

Much like a blossoming plant ready to bring forth fruit, The Green has grown. An idea among friends watered with practice and managed withcare, it has developed into a reality nurtured with drive and cultivated through experience. When these four talented friends from south andeast O'ahu came together to form The Green, it was neither by chance nor by accident. For this seed was planted early.At the age of 16, singer Caleb Keolanui had already performed on the biggest stages of Hawai'i and had multiple hits songs in heavy rotationon Hawai'i radio. A soulful young singer with an amazingly high vocal range Caleb's popularity grew quickly among both female and male fansalike. With this sturdy base of experience and inspiration from artists like Mana'o Company, Fiji and Bob Marley & The Wailers, Calebpracticed his craft and developed into an incredible singer and songwriter. His expertise makes him a key factor in the arrangement ofharmonies and melodies in The Green's music. Caleb, often referred to as the "harmony master" within the group, is known as the band'slead singer.J.P. Kennedy's love of music has taken him to many places throughout the world. Equally significant to his travelling experiences, is theschooling in which J.P. learned about recording, engineering and production. After focusing on his studies away from the islands, J.P. wasable to take his talents to the next level by returning home to start his own studio and produce his own music. His knowledge and expertisehas proven to be the catalyst for The Green's recording process. Within J.P.'s songs one can hear the subtle overtones of his personalmusical influences, like UB40, Bob Marley, James Taylor, Midnite and others. His vocals and guitar playing contain what other musicianssearch for and quickly recognize as great tone. With a voice often described as "powerful" and "captivating", J.P. is truly a soulful artist.When listening to songs like "Love Machine", "Runaway Train" and "Alive" one hears the driving drum and bass, quintessential of reggaemusic. One also hears the push and pull of the rhythm instruments, which is so crucial to the roots reggae sound. However, in his vocals onecan hear something eerily familiar and almost haunting. Something more, something Hawaiian. Ikaika Antone grew up playing Hawaiianmusic and listening to a combination of country, folk, Hawaiian and a new sound called reggae on the radio. Ikaika was intrigued by thefamiliar, yet relatively new music and dove deep into the world of reggae. He discovered new artists and sounds. Honing his skills on thekeyboards and vocals, Ikaika grew quickly as a musician. He has since then been a featured musician in many of the Island's topcontemporary bands as well as world renowned reggae artists. Never losing connection to his roots and never forgetting where he camefrom, to this day Ikaika continues to play Hawaiian music in his family's halau.For singer and guitarist Zion Thompson the journey of music has also been a long and sometimes hard road. After his first time singing infront of an audience at the tender age of 8, Zion realized how much he loved to perform. However, it wasn't until high school that he reallystarted to create, play and perform his own music. He fell in love with the guitar and, as a singer/guitarist, Zion naturally gravitated towardsblues and soul music. His inspirations include Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Etta James. He loved how these artistscould express emotions like love, loss, pain and joy. Zion's experience as a touring musician has given him a first-hand look and personalunderstanding of what it takes to keep a group of independent yet like-minded individuals together.In 2010 these four friends united to bring the world an eclectic mix of music with their first self-title release "The Green". Their music isinspired and drawn from many different sources. The heartbeat and power of reggae drum and bass, the soulful tone in the voices andinstruments, the poetic words and kauna, double meaning of the lyrics, and the consciousness needed to stand strong as a people and moveforward together in these difficult times. And so from Hawai'i to the rest of the world we proudly present, The Green. « hide

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