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By The Blue Hawaiians
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About

Aloha!! Who needs a record label? Not The Blue Hawaiians!

Album title: Christmas Eve 

THIRTEEN CLASSIC CHRISTMAS SONGS (two medleys make it 17) and one hidden track.

Simply put, The Blue Hawaiians want to make the coolest, all instrumental Christmas album ever! This will be a rockin', swingin' affair! Mix reverb drenched guitars and haunting lap steel with driving bass and pounding drums, throw in piano, organ and some Christmas bells and you have a holiday brew of Christmas Noir unlike anything you've heard before. Taking inspiration from The Ventures, The Doors, Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Dick Dale and Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound, we will once again be working with Grammy nominated producer Brad Benedict at the famed, historic Capitol Records Recording Studios.

Why Capitol Recording Studios? 

We want this record to sound amazing! We recorded our critically acclaimed album "Savage Night" there, and will be teaming up again with some of the same, incredibly talented people that worked on that project. Worth every penny and then some! 

Capitol Records - Hollywood, California
Capitol Records - Hollywood, California

Our first Christmas album

"The off-kilter choice of the year" L.A. TIMES     "...vaguely spooky Hawaiian/surf arrangements that transcend conventional kitsch to put one in mind of scoffing hot dogs with Elvis by rockpools, slow black-and-white Fifties films..." MELODY MAKER
"The off-kilter choice of the year" L.A. TIMES "...vaguely spooky Hawaiian/surf arrangements that transcend conventional kitsch to put one in mind of scoffing hot dogs with Elvis by rockpools, slow black-and-white Fifties films..." MELODY MAKER

Where does all that money go? It Goes!!

Rehearsal space/Recording studio (room/engineer/side musicians/producer). Mixing and mastering/Album artwork. Manufacturing C.D.'s and vinyl records/Creating other great rewards/Packaging and shipping. 

Blue Hawaiian Artwork (see rewards)

(Giclee's are high quality, fine art archival prints)

Tiki Art Giclee - 17 1/2 by 17 1/2

ART ALERT: JUST FOUND OUT THE ALBUM COVER POSTER SIZE IS NOT 16 x 20 BUT 11 x 17. NOTE TO SELF-MUST LEARN TO READ!

(This will also be one of the T-Shirt designs)

Blue Hawaiians Tiki Art by Michael Doret
Blue Hawaiians Tiki Art by Michael Doret

Mermaid Art Giclee - 17 1/2 by 17 1/2

A Glimpse Of Savage Night artwork by Andy Engel
A Glimpse Of Savage Night artwork by Andy Engel
The Blue Hawaiians at 3 Clubs. Los Angeles, Ca.
The Blue Hawaiians at 3 Clubs. Los Angeles, Ca.
One of many nights at The House Of Blues in Los Angeles.
One of many nights at The House Of Blues in Los Angeles.
The Blue Hawaiians on one of many nights at Lava Lounge
The Blue Hawaiians on one of many nights at Lava Lounge

The Blue Hawaiians Discography:

CHRISTMAS ON BIG ISLAND (see above)

Savage Night album cover.
Savage Night album cover.

A great big Mahalo (thank you) from all of us in The Blue Hawaiians!! 

These guys can't wait to hear what songs The Blue Hawaiians are doing for their new record!
These guys can't wait to hear what songs The Blue Hawaiians are doing for their new record!

As they say on the beautiful islands of Hawaii.......Mele Kalikimaka!!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is to capture the right feel for the songs when you're in the recording studio and the clock is running. The best way to eliminate that is to rehearse and rehearse until we know every jungle groove to beat, what tremolo and reverb setting to put those Fender amps on, and which throbbing bass line and slithery steel guitar slide to play... before we go into that amazing room at Capitol and press the record button. Then we forget all that and let the magic happen.

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