Tikiyaki Orchestra, New Year's Eve, Bahooka's 31 December 2010, Page 1 of 1
Lush, vibes and Master of Ceremonies, entertains the people and the fish.
Tikiyaki Orchestra played Bahooka's to usher in 2011, surrounded by 101 fish tanks. I wore a Mao jacket to fit in with the band and look like their roadie. Lisa was sporting a lovely Chinese top. We were in the middle of Chinatown in Rosemead, blending in perfectly with the locals, yes we were.
Eddie Cleland, drums. We sat by Stephanie, his wife. and drank
Along with Brian "Cassanova" Kassan, these two are forming a progressive rock band.
|Mark "Gus" Gusek, percussion.|
|Gary Brandin, lap steel guitar.|
|Jim "Tikiyaki" Bacchi - composer, producer, sparkly guitar, keys.|
|Jonpaul "Rummy" Balak, bass, rumbling the fish.|
|Brian "Cassanova" Kassan, keyboards and guitar.|
"Cassanova" Kassan on the Danelectro.
website: The Tikiyaki Orchestra is a musical experience unlike any
other today. Utilizing a unique combination of sounds....smooth, mellow
vibraphone, twanging, reverb-drenched surf guitar, pulsating theater organ,
lilting Hawaiian steel guitar, bongos, congas, and an arsenal of exotic
percussion from around the world, all set against the sounds of the ocean
and jungle.... the Tikiyaki Orchestra transports the audience to a place and
time when Cantonese food was dubbed “exotic cuisine”, and people escaped the
mundane with the aid of strong, sweet rum-based cocktails served in Tiki
Mugs with little colorful umbrellas...i.e., Waikiki in 1960.
We arrived; it was 2010. We left; it was 2011.
All photos taken with the diminuitive Leica DLux 4. Fits in the pocket, perfect for the New Year's reveler on the go.
Ken's photos of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung
San Suu Kyi, as well as photos of Peru, Burma, India, Morocco, China, Thailand,
Ghana, Ecuador, and elsewhere, have appeared in many books, magazines,
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