Wiki Waki Woo is pleased to announce that we are Nominees for the Hawaii Music Awards, People's Choice, in 2002! Ceremonies take place April 6, 2003. Thanks for listening to us on Internet Radio Hawaii!
"Listen to us live on Internet Radio Station IRH Hawaii www.hotspotshawaii.com/irhpages/irhlive.html"
This musical group recreates....with humor and love....the Hawaii of the thirties and the forties, when it was every mainlander's dream to sail to Hawaii, sit under a palm tree in the perpetual moonlight, be serenaded by a handsome Hawaiian (with no questions about his real ethnic background) whild a lovely hula maiden admonished him to 'Keep your eyes on the hands.' She would of course, be wearing a grass or cellophane skirt, and nobody cared if her costume, or the dance, was authentic or not. It was romantic! It was fun! Corn? Of course. But authentic assence of an era corn."
Wiki Waki Woo's founding members have been performing professionally in Hawaii since 1982. From 1985-1990, P.J. Galarneau filled in on Bass, until Bud relocated to Oahu from Kaua'i, where the band originated. Their music is enjoyed by tourists and kamaaina's alike; live, recorded, and over the television and radio airwaves.
FRED BARNETT: Intruments: Steel Guitar Virtuoso, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele,Harmonica,Vocals. Talents: Composer, Lyricist, Comedian, Artist, Cartoonist, Author, Videographer,Marine Educator, Perrenial tourist.
JAN-JOY SAX: Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Autoharp, Harp. Talents: Composer, Lyricist, Music and Language Educator, Dreamer, Anthropologist.
BUD SPINDT: Instruments: Bass Guitar, Sousaphone, Vocals. Talents: Artist, Glass Blower and Etcher, Cartoonist, Easy going.
INGRID SPINDT: Instruments: Ukulele., Vocals, Talents: Jin Shin Jyutsu, Nutritional Therapist, Poet, Tickled by Life.
"Wiki Waki Woo performs fun and upbeat tunes that will surely put a smile on your face. Filled with wonderful tunes, great singing, and just all around great vibes, Souvenirs is turly a souvenir album. Filled with new hits as well as tracks from two previous albums, this massive CD is a must."
Borders Books and Music
We did play a cut -- right at the top of our Sunday show... , One of my favorite Hapa-Haole tunes, 'Becky", soon after 1 p.m.this Sunday.
Keith & Carmen Haugen..."The Music of Hawaii" Hawaii Public Radio.
The WikiWakiWoo was hilarious entertainment and good music.
Art & Lorene Ruymer, Founders: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association
Fred, Thanks for sending the CD. I got to listen to it once before having to leave on a trip back east. "Very enjoyable and great selection of songs." Thanks again!
Best, Jim Beloff--"Jumpin' Jim : Creator of one of your most popular lines of Ukulele books.
Your old WikiWakiWoo Lp is listed in Dirk Vogel's fantastic collection of Hawaiian LPs. -I'll be anxious to hear from you again with info on your WikiWakiWoo LP.
Aloha Wally Pfeifer
Hi Fred ~ Thanks so much for the CD...it's GREAT!!
Jimmy Dunfrund. KXLU Los Angeles the verrrrry popular "Surfwave" (on for nearly 20 years.
There is truly no one else like you in the world... ...it's as if the Jim Kweskin Jug Band met up with Roy Smeck.... We'll tell our listeners all about Wiki Waki Woo this Sunday! Congratulations! Great cover too!
Aloha, Harry B. Soria ...............Territorial Airwaves, KINE
I will publish a review in the next issue of Tiki News I love your covers (our versions of old songs) sort of Arthur Godfrey meets Spike Jones
Otto von Stroheim Tiki News
It's Saturday afternoon today, I'm in my shop in listening to your CD. Yesterday records and cd's arrived to my house. Wonderfull!! So nice!! Splendid!! We love to hear your music and sometimes singing with to be happy, or sometimes to be in sentimental. In Japan, Hi-Fi, we are the only store to sell your CDs and Vinyls. We proudly display and recommend to our customers. Thank you for your business.
Makoto Oeda...Hi-Fi Records, Tokyo
"Please know I've listened to your music and enjoyed it very much. I'm a musician too and can appreciate how much time and effort went into your production."
Assistant Producer, All Songs Considered
National Public Radio
"Geez, you folks are having such fun giving everyone the sound of music we enjoyed so much back in the 1950's and 60's at all the Waikiki joints. We're still smiling. I feel like I'm back at the old Queen Surf laughing to the Sterling Mossman Show and all those guys.
Keep up the good work."
J Hal Hodgson
Ports of Paradise - The Aloha Radio Network