"Sweet Hollywaiians" are amazing Japanese hot string band and play '20s,'30s hawaiian,swing,ragtime,blues,italian and calypso music.... Hollywood style!!
They respect the string virtuosos like Sol Hoopii,Roy Smeck,Eddie Lang,Carl Kress,Giovanni Vicari and play many many instruments......Guitar,Hawaiian Steel Guitar,Ukulele,Mandolin,Mandola,Banjo and Bass.
When you listen to their sound,you will be really very impressed by their level of musicianship, clever arrangements and feel for playing the '20s,'30s music.
"The Sweet Hollywaiians have probably the best feel for this 20's music of any string band working today. They manage the rare feat of sounding relaxed even when their playing is hot, are top notch musicians with tasteful arrangements and a full, rich, warm sound.Plus, they have a nice gamut of tunes, from King Nawahi to Giovanni Vicari to Bobby Leecan. See them live, if you can, for an unforgettable experience. If you can't, buy their Cds!"
~ Terry Zwigoff,Film Director,San Francisco
Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Guitar,Tenor Banjo, Tiple,Vocal
Ukulele, Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal
Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal
#Tutti on Track 7,10
#Tiny Mookie on Track 9
#Robert Armstrong (from Cheap Suit Serenaders) on Track 13,14,15
Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Guitar, Musical Saw, Vocal
#Tony Marcus (from Cheap Suit Serenaders) on Track 13,14,15
Guitar, Violin, Vocal
National Tricone Style 1 Square Neck, National Tricone Style 1.5 Square Neck
Oliver Ditson Ukulele Style O by Martin, Michael Dunn Harp Ukulele, Sumi Ukulele 5M
Gibson TB-4 Tenor Banjo, Vega Fairbanks Style M Tubaphone Tenor Banjo
Gibson MB-4 Trap Door Mandolin Banjo, Martin Mandolin Style C, Weymann Mandolute NO 20
Gibson Mandola A
Martin Tiple T-28
Gibson Guitar L-3, Sumi Guitar L-5, Sumi Guitar Super 400
Oriente Uplight Bass