Trey Songz And Mom’s Day Music

Melissa Moniz
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Friday - April 27, 2011
trey songz makes his Hawaii debut May 14. Photos from Melissa Moniz

Get ready, ladies (and gentlemen), because the sexy and talented Trey Songz is performing live for the first time in Honolulu.

“This will be my first time in Hawaii, but my younger brother Forrest was actually in Hawaii a few months ago and he told me how amazing it was, and how beautiful the land and especially the women were,” says Songz, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, producer and actor. “I have always wanted to visit, though, so I am grateful for the opportunity to come and bring my music here.”

Since the release of his album Passion, Pain and Pleasure in September, Songz has been doing some hot and heavy touring, which includes a May 14 stop at Blaisdell Arena.

“I feel blessed and lucky every time I get to visit a new place because I know that it is not something that everyone is able to do,” says Songz, who is currently on his European Tour. “I’ve gotten Twitter and Facebook messages from my fans about how excited they are for me to come for the first time, so that just fuels me even more to give them the best show possible.”

Presented by Hot Lava & Still Fly Entertainment in conjunction with NuDawn Entertainment, tickets for Trey’s Passion, Pain and Pleasure Tour start at $45 and are available online at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

“You can be sure that I’ll be doing new songs from my most recent album Passion, Pain and Pleasure, as well as a few fan favorites from previous albums,” adds Songz.

Songz has a collection of chart topping hits to choose from, such as Bottom’s Up featuring nicki Minaj, Say Ah featuring Fabulous, Neighbors Know My Name, I Invented Sex, Gotta Make It, LOL smile (Smiley Face), Missin’ You and Can’t Be Friends, to name a few.

“Fans can expect an amazing show,” adds Songz. “I want to give the fans an experience and really take them on a journey through my music. It’s going to be an entertaining show, and I will have my entire band with me so the crowd definitely has a lot to look forward to.”

After Hawaii, Songz plans to spend the remainder of the year focusing on recording and figuring out the direction of his next album.

Catch Makana May 8 at the fourth annual Mother’s Day with the stars at the Hawaii Okinawan center

“I have a few other projects in the works to further diversify myself as a businessman, but recording will always be my top priority,” he adds.

And hopefully he’ll find time to make a stop home to enjoy his favorite place to eat, “Grumma’s house.”

“She’s the best cook in the world, and whenever I get a chance to go home I definitely appreciate it after being on the road for so long,” says Songz ...

Give thanks to your mom (even if she’s not the best cook in the world) this Mother’s Day at the fourth annual Mother’s Day Brunch with the Stars Sunday, May 8 at the Hawaii Okinawa Center.

Presented by HPELive, the entertainment lineup is Makana, Melveen LeedHAPADa Braddahs, Honolulu Boy choir, Kristian Lei and Miss Hawaii 2011 Jalee Fuselier, who will perform her musical numbers from the Miss America Pageant.

“Each year we select our Mother’s Day with the Stars by genre of music, age and vocal talents,” says Lincoln Jacobe, CEO of Hawaii Pacific Entertainment. “For example, each year we cater to both young and old. Returning this year for the kupuna is Melveen Leed, for the middle ages we have HAPA, and for the younger generation we have The Honolulu Boy Choir, Kristian Lei and Miss Hawaii. And each year we try to mix up the comedy.”

To complement the star-studded entertainment is a delectable buffet that includes prime rib carved on site with au jus and horseradish, mochiko chicken, baked mahi mahi, fried noodles, steamed white rice, tossed salad, macaroni salad, dessert, coffee, tea and fruit punch.

“We’ve upgraded our menu, and for the first time in the four years producing this event we have a Prime Rib Brunch Buffet, so now mothers will enjoy not only an amazing lineup of comedy, music and dance, but also delicious prime rib.”

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the concert begins at 10 a.m. Tickets are $65 per adult and $33 for children under age 12; free for children age 1 and under. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster location and at

For more information, call HPE at 947-3101 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Stay tuned next week for all the scoops on Mele Mei 2011 (Hawaiian Music Month-May) and this year’s Na Hoku Hanohano Awards as I talk story with Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts president Ku’uipo Kumukahi ...


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