Train, Orianthi At Band Camp 8

Melissa Moniz
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Friday - November 10, 2010
Train headlines Star 101.9’s Band Camp

Star 101.9‘s Band Camp makes its eighth appearance next month (Dec. 2) with Grammy award-winning group Train as the headliner among a slew of must-see artists.

Last year’s Band Camp drew nearly 5,000 people to the Waikiki Shell. To keep things fresh, Band Camp 8 has a new lineup of artists and a new venue, Blaisdell Arena.

“We want to create a music festival for our STAR 101.9 listeners highlighting artists from our play list,” says Christine Yasuma, director of marketing and promotions for Clear Channel Radio

Hawaii. “In previous years, we’ve featured The Fray, Matisyahu, Pepper and Hoobastank, to name a few. This year is no exception. We’ve secured Train and Orianthi, who have the hottest singles on our station right now.”

Train’s fifth album, Save Me San Francisco, features the hits Hey, Soul Sister and If It’s Love. Hey, Soul Sister is the No. 1 most-downloaded song in Columbia Records history and the album has sold more than 500,000 copies.

At 24 years old, internationally known guitarist Orianthi has opened for her hero Steve Vai, backed Carrie Underwood, traded solos with Carlos Santana and shared the stage with Michael Jackson. Her jaw-dropping talent was placed in the spotlight through her collaborative performances with Jackson in the movie This Is It.

In support of local artists, Star 101.9 has invited The Throwdowns and Pimpbot to open the show this year.

“Our return to Band Camp comes at a perfect time, as we are just about to celebrate 10 years as band and release our third album,” says Fernando Pacheco, lead vocalist of Pimpbot.

“Sharing the stage with these hit-makers gives us the opportunity to showcase our new material to a mainstream audience,” adds Eric Lagrimas, Pimpbot drummer.

Band Camp 8 tickets cost $25, $35 and $45 and are available at Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 745-3000.

Pimpbot opens Star 101.9’s Band Camp Dec. 2

“We absolutely anticipate selling out this year,” says Yasuma. “Ticket sales are pacing very well.” And, of course, the sooner you get your tickets, the better your seats will be ...

The Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band recently announced the results of the first annual Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Bring Back the Music Hawaii project.

Thanks to the hard work of the Royal Hawaiian Band and support through-out Oahu, more than 100 musical instruments were collected for repair and redistribution to needy school music programs. The project culminated Oct. 30 when these instruments were given to directors from more than 15 school music programs on Oahu. For more about this first-ever project or to offer support, visit

Another Hawaii band, the University of Hawaii Marching Band, presents the 31st annual Meadow Gold Rainbow Invitational Marching Band Festival at 5:30 p.m. today (Nov. 10) at Aloha Stadium.

The Rainbow Invitational is the largest event of its kind in the state, and showcases the marching and musical accomplishments of Hawaii’s finest high school bands.

High schools participating in this year’s festival include Aiea, Castle, Iolani, Kahuku, Kailua, Kaiser, Kalani, Kamehameha, Kapaa, Kapolei, Leilehua, Mililani, Moanalua, Pearl City, Punahou and Roosevelt. Also performing is the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Marching Band.

Tickets prices are $8 for adults and $5 for students; free for children 6 and under. Tickets are available through participating schools and at the Aloha Stadium Box Office ...

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