Kyle & Sean Luster
Remember the names Sean and Kyle Luster, because in a few short months their debut album, Marina Girl, will be climbing up the rock charts both locally and nationally.
With vocals reminiscent of Jim Morrison’s and The Who-like instrumental riffs, the JUST US Band is a return to a classic rock sound invented way before these two teens were even a twinkle in their parents’ eyes.
But don’t expect any rock-star behavior from the Pearl City brothers - they’re already using their celebrity for good. Over the past month the boys have been donating half of the proceeds they received in 2009 for performing at events such as the Pro Bowl and Sunset on the Beach to the Pearl City High School art and music departments.
“I’ve always been about getting people involved with music and the arts, because we know how much it’s meant to us,” says Sean, 17, a senior at PCHS.
“We’re giving back to the arts so that more people can get interested in it,” adds 12-year-old Kyle, a seventh-grader at Highlands Intermediate.
“We feel it’s really important to have (art and music programs) in the schools because it’s fading away slowly, so we want to do whatever we can, especially for Hawaii,” Sean continues.
Because of both boys’ heavy involvement in both school and extracurriculars, they are hoping to create a scholarship at the school for students who also excel in academics, athletics, arts and community service. They’ve also lent their talents to several PCHS Project Grad fundraisers and have written a special song for elementary students to encourage them to do well in school and on the High School Assessment test.
“No matter what we do, we’re going to give back to Hawaii because it was where we were born and raised,” says Sean.
“We both grew up in a house that loves good music,” Kyle says, “and we just wanted to be able to share that feeling and inspire others through great music.”
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