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The Hula Honeys perform the enchanting music of Hawaii, blending vintage Hapa Haole swing with hip jazz classics and original gems.
The Hula Honeys perform the enchanting music of Hawaii, blending vintage Hapa Haole swing with hip jazz classics and original gems.
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We, the Hula Honeys took a trip from Maui to the mainland to try our hands at a new way of recording.  We got on a big airplane and took a risk.  We invited our two GRAMMY winning friends Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer to be our Producers, Kim Person to be our Engineer and we took over Charlie Pilzer's magnificent studio, Airshow in Takoma Park, Maryland just outside Washington, DC.

We had a fantastic time playing our ukuleles and tenor guitar and singing our little Hula Honey Hearts out.

We asked Gerald Ross to play lap steel, Ralph Gordon to play bass, Marcy Marxer to play guitars, resonator guitar, ukuleles and snare drum, Seth Kibel to play clarinet and sax, Graham Breedlove to play trumpet and Lenny Williams to play glorious piano and vibes. 

Now, we're asking you to play, too!  The recorded tracks are finished.  Next is mixing, mastering, duplication, artwork, manufacturing, radio campaign, promotion and distribution.  We would love some help from you to get this sweet recording finished and in your hands by the middle of August, 2013.  We've put as much ALOHA into the rewards as we've put into the music.

To Help fund this album, simply decide how much you would like to contribute and pick your reward.  Signed copies of the new CD, a hand painted coconut (decorated by us!), a Mango-rita cocktail recipe, good karma, concert in your home, personalized voicemail messages and more.

You can also help us by  spreading the word among your friends, family, and social networks. 

We hope you have as much fun joining us as we are having making this recording for you.

Mahalo,

The Hula Honeys

A Warm Hello from Marcy,

I met the Hula Honeys on Maui a few years ago.  Their talent and humor won my heart right away.  They didn't have ant videos on Youtube so I took out my Flip video and started filming.  These videos were taken in Ginger's yard.  You might need to turn up the volume.  What a fun time we had!  Friends are the best part of life.

Aloha

Kiss me http://youtu.be/JptHDlD4A9s 

 Sea Breeze http://youtu.be/f4-9ru_SD4o

Life Just Got Sweeter http://youtu.be/tIDwkdVHWpE

The Hula Honeys in Washington, DC
The Hula Honeys in Washington, DC

Read our Blog: Making a CD- the whole shebang! The HULA HONEYS, produced by CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER

http://www.cathymarcy.com/?p=2131

Here is our Front Cover.

Risks and challenges

We have set a release date of August 2, 2013. We plan to have CDs available for our biggest show and teaching event of the year, the Ukulele and Guitar Summit at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland August 10-14, 2013. We don't expect that there will be challenges to that date, especially with your help. If there is a production delay we will keep you posted.

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    MAHALO! (Thank You!)
    We appreciate your support! We send Aloha to you through the cosmos.

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    Digital down of whole recording plus cover art via Dropbox on the official release date.

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    HOKU (star)
    You'll receive an autographed CD.
    Our Sincere Thanks!

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    PUA (flower)
    You will receive 2 Autographed CDs PLUS 2 Hula Honey stickers the perfect size to fit on a ukulele case and a big Thank You!

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    WAILELE (Waterfall)
    You will receive 3 autographed CDs, one for you and two to share and 4 Hula Honey stickers.  Thank You! 

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    MOMI (Pearl)
    All of the above PLUS a BONUS SONG digital download. PLUS YOUR NAME WILL BE LISTED on our special Thank You page on our website.  Thank You! 

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    KUʻUIPO (SWEETHEART) PACKAGE
    Ain’t love grand?  All of the above, PLUS Māhealaniʻs secret Mangorita recipe for lovers and a list of our top 10 favorite Hawaiian songs for wooing your sweetheart.  What could be more romantic? 
    *This package can also be a gift to a lucky couple.

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    ANUENUE (Rainbow)
     All of the above PLUS a PERSONALIZED VIDEO thank you with Aloha from us to you.  

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    Mōʻī (KING) or Mōʻī Wahine (QUEEN)
    All of the above PLUS our Digital Songbook of Chord Charts for the new CD.

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    HALEAKALA (House of the Sun)
    All of the above PLUS you will receive a HAND PAINTED COCONUT, artfully decorated by the Hula Honeys.

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    LOKOMAIKAʻI (Generosity)
    All of the above PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED KALA UKULELE that you can play and display on your wall.

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    PAMOIKA'I (Good Fortune/Good Luck)
    All of the above PLUS either a CONCERT in your home (in person if you cover travel expenses, the Hula Honeys are in your area) or via Skype otherwise).
    Concert date to be mutually determined.

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    WEKIU (Highest peak)
    Plus travel fees where required.
    All of the above shipped items PLUS a CONCERT in your home with The Hula Honeys and their Producers Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.
    Concert date to be mutually determined.

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