2016 Music Lineup
Headliner: Good Foot
Honolulu has a brand new bag: GOOD FOOT steps lively into a simmering cauldron of soul, afro beat and funk with driving bass and drums, dancing percussion, shimmering guitars and wailing horns.
Returning for a second year to the John Kelly Awards, Good Foot rocked the crowd last year with an incredible blend of dance beats and soul. We are excited to return their energy and good vibes to the stage at Waimea Valley this year.
Good Foot is an eight-piece Kaka‘ako-based dance band rocking Soul, Funk & Afrobeat music. They groove to original compositions as well as classic vibes for seasoned disc diggers.
Opening Jams & Surfer the Bar Kickoff Party:
Foreseeable Futures & Sean Perry
If road trips and passing scenery had a sound of their own, it would be Foreseeable Futures, an indie folk duo whose dream-like harmonies evoke influences like First Aid Kit, Johnny Swim, and The Civil Wars.
Hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii, Foreseeable Futures’ music bridges the borders of Americana ballads, the heartfelt strains of the indie acoustic genre, and the rhythmic, soaring hooks of pop. Though Phil Potter (guitar, vocals) and Anna Sachs (vocals, harmonica, melodica) have spent almost their entire lives involved in music, their two years together as a band so far have culminated in Foreseeable Futures’ full-length debut album, released in Winter 2015.
This duo will make its first appearance on the John Kelly Awards Stage after playing last year's Surfer the Bar John Kelly Awards kickoff party. We're excited to have them get the party moving and lead us into the awards.
Solo stringed instrumentals ranging from rock to pop to jazz. Mixing a blend of fingerstyle guitar, percussive guitar techniques, upright bass, ukulele, and looping, Sean Perry creates ever changing instrumentals that will intrigue your musically inclined audience or even the casual listener.
Sean will be making his first solo appearance at the John Kelly Awards. Sean was the lead guitar in one of the JK Award favorite bands, Cynth & the What's His Faces, and will be starting our evening off in style with his creative sounds and incredible string strumming tallent.