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.
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".