Performing "Island Rock" Originals
NAECO is an "island rock" band composed of musicians playing all original music.
Their blend of musical styles and musical influences create a unique sound that almost fits into a category of its own. The band best describes their original island music as an energetic, powerful form of concert rock with a sound of surf and hints of local style music.
NAECO is surprising audiences all over the island at local hot spots such as Anna Banannas night club, the outdoor stage at the Aloha Tower, Big Daddy surf meet on the North Shore, the Haleiwa Arts Festival and "Da Ranch" at Manawalea and frequently performed on the multi-staged "Summer Splash" event. The KTUH radio station has featured NAECO on Monday Night Live.
This new sound of "island rock" is a must hear and NAECO is excited to bring listeners to a new experience.
The core of NAECO is created by Jamez Fulgencio and co-produced by Riley Lighter.
Performing on the 101010 album:
Lead guitar - Riley Lighter - Influenced by the late Jimi Hendrix
Rythym/lead guitar - Cy Yamanoha - Influenced by The Yardbirds, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zepplin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and Grateful Dead.
Bass guitar - Stephan Zampaga - "My influences are Stanley Clark, Jaco Pastorius and Victor Wooten"
Drums - Jamez Fulgencio - Early music style influenced by Kinks, Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Iron Butterfly, Grand Funk, Deep Purple, Steely Dan, Steve Miller, Sting and Rush. Into drum styles like Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Jeff Porcaro, Terry Bozzio and Vinnie Colaiuta
"Love to jam with a lot of talented local musicians playing everything from Rock n Roll, Blues, Jazz, Heavy Rock, Pop, Hawaiian and Contemporary, but mostly into the "Evolving Originals"and always looking forward to high tech sounds, original recordings and great audiences".
The Freedom album was in the works for several years and like a fine wine, needed to sit awhile before it was ready.
All Songs on the Freedom album were written by Riley Lighter.
Lead, rhythm guitar and bass guitar on selected songs along with vocals were recorded by Riley.
Drums, congas and backup vocals were performed by Jamez Fulgencio.
Steph Zampaga plays bass guitar on Red Blood.
The Fresh album written by Jamez Fulgencio features acoustic guitar with electric lead guitar.
Acoustic guitars and bass guitar, vocals, drums and congas were all performed by Jamez.
Lead guitar was performed by Riley Lighter.