Dave Lawrence Features

Friday, May 3 2013

Melbourne, Australia’s Mojo Jacket is today’s 5:30 interview feature on All Things Considered. They recently opened for Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band across Australia. The group is based around brothers Rick and Ben Fumi, and also includes drummer Benny Stivala. In speaking with HPR's Dave Lawrence, the brothers shared their unique family connection to music, as Ben explains.

 

Mojo Jacket

 

Find out more about the band and hear more of their music at their official website or Facebook page. Hear the title track to their album featured in our radio piece below, plus both the complete conversation and All Things Considered Extended Interview feature. Also, see a live concert video.

 

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Friday, April 26 2013

The distinctive voice of the band Yes, Jon Anderson, has been a solo artist for several years following a less-than-friendly split with the group. He recently performed an Asia Pacific tour and during it, spoke with HPR’s Dave Lawrence for an interview being featured this afternoon on All Things Considered. In our feature, he explains how the last time he was in the islands, he even did some spontaneous collaborating, right on the beach.

 

Jon Anderson (courtesy of jonanderson.com)

 

Hear more of the conversation with Jon Anderson below. Also check out some of his music.

 

 

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Friday, April 19 2013

The global success of the suburban Washington, DC reggae band SOJA is itself a remarkable story. Digging deeper in a hotel interview we recorded during their last visit to the islands, band leader Jacob Hemphill shared with HPR’s Dave Lawrence some of his own international experience, and explained how the group’s sound developed.

Soja band photo (courtesy of Bampproject.com)

SOJA play the MACC in Kahului Friday, Saturday they’re at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park in Honolulu, and Sunday at Kilohana Plantation on Kaua`i. See video of the interview and hear the radio feature below.

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Friday, March 29 2013

Bill Cosby’s career has spanned decades, styles and media platforms. Along the way, he picked up a PhD in Education, which has remained a theme in his life. Ahead of a pair of island dates, he told HPR’s Dave Lawrence, that at 75, he’s been thinking about some lessons from the past.

 

Bill Cosby

 

Bill Cosby is at the MACC in Kahului Friday and the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu Saturday. Hear more of this conversation below.

 

 

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Friday, March 22 2013

Next month Boston band the Dropkick Murphys return to the islands. The group has been active since the late 90’s, though prominent featuring of their music in the film The Departed considerably boosted their profile. Longtime drummer Matt Kelly told HPR’s Dave Lawrence about his connections to Hawai`i.

 

Dropkick Murphys

 

April 6th they play The Republik in Honolulu. Signed and Sealed in Blood is their latest album. Find out more about the band at their website; hear the complete interview, plus check out some of their music and videos below.

 

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Wednesday, March 20 2013

Robin and Linda Williams are performers who’ve been closely associated with the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion for decades. Ahead of their debut island tour, they explained to HPR’s Dave Lawrence how the pair came together back in 1971.

 

 Robin and Linda Williams

 

Robin and Linda Williams perform March 27 in Honolulu at The Venue, March 28 in Lihue at KCC, March 29 in Kahului at the MACC and March 30 in Honoka`a at the People's Theatre. Get more details about their local concerts or find out more about them at their website. Hear the complete interview and  see some live video below.

 

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Friday, March 15 2013

Common Bond is the upcoming solo album from Billy Joel sax player/Ringo Starr All Starr Band Music Director Mark Rivera. It's also a good way to describe his connection to The Beatles, having worked with three of the Fab Four, and in a series encore recorded in Sydney, he explained to HPR’s Dave Lawrence how the journey started with John Lennon.

 

 Ringo Starr's All Starr Band

 

Watch and listen to the complete interview below. Also check out some live video of the tour and hear a sample of Mark's upcoming solo album Common Bond, plus get links to hear the other features in our Ringo Starr's All Starr Band in the Asia Pacific series. Get more info at ringostarr.com and markrivera.com.

 

 

Hear the other features in this series:

Todd Rundgren

Steve Lukather

Gregg Rolie

Mark Rivera

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Friday, March 8 2013

He’s sold over 250 million albums around the world; is credited with Britain's first rock and roll song; and Beatle John Lennon once stated that before this performer came along, “there had been nothing worth listening to in British music”. We’re talking about entertainer and philanthropist Sir Cliff Richard. HPR’s Dave Lawrence caught up with him during a recent tour stop in Sydney, Australia. 

 

Sir Cliff Richard

 

See and hear the complete interview with Sir Cliff Richard below, recorded 12 February 2013 during his run at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia.

 

Sir Cliff Richard live at the Sydney Opera House

 

At his website learn more about him, and listen for a feature about his forthcoming album in the months ahead.

  

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Thursday, March 7 2013

Shortly after releasing their debut album Kilroy Was Here, members of local rock act 11th Hour visited our Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a special unplugged performance/interview session with HPR’s Dave Lawrence.

11th Hour - Kilroy Was Here

See the complete video and get the audio of 11th Hour performing at the Atherton below. 

Kilroy Was Here is their debut album. The band is performing live Saturday March 9th at the Sandbox, Waikiki. Find out more about 11th Hour online at their home page

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Friday, March 1 2013

Actress Sarah Wayne Callies grew up in Honolulu before striking it big first in Prison Break, and more recently, in The Walking Dead. The Punahou grad took time to speak with HPR’s Dave Lawrence on a recent trip home. During her debut Atherton Performing Arts Studio visit, she shared some of her earliest Hawai`i experiences…

 

 The Walking Dead

 

Hear and see Sarah Wayne Callies' complete Atherton Studio session below. Catch black and white episodes of the first seasons of The Walking Dead Thursdays on AMC and look for her recurring appearances on new episodes Sunday evenings.

 

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Friday, February 22 2013

Next week, Santana performs its first public concerts in the islands in more than a decade. Ahead of the shows, Carlos Santana talked with HPR’s Dave Lawrence. In the second half of our interview, he spoke about the importance of heroes in his life… who have remained consistent through the years.

 

Santana 2013 Island Tour

 

Hear our complete conversation with Carlos Santana plus see some video below. Santana play two capacity shows next week: Tuesday February 26 in Honolulu and Thursday February 28 at the MACC. As of last check, a few tickets remained on-sale for Maui.

Also online find part one in our feature, and our initial interview excerpt. Santana's latest album is Shape Shifter.

 

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Monday, February 4 2013

Later this week, keyboardist and songwriter from The Doors, Ray Manzarek, returns to Hawai`i – this time doing a four-island tour with slide guitarist/producer Roy Rogers. HPR’s Dave Lawrence spoke with him ahead of the visit. Unlike Scott Caan from TV show Hawai`i 5-0, Manzarek said he's a big fan of Hawaiian food.

 

Ray Manzarek and Roy Rogers

 

Hear the complete interview with Ray Manzarek, find dates for the Manzarek-Rogers Band local concerts and listen to some music below.

They play Feb. 6th at KCC in Lihue, Feb. 7th at the Irish Rose in Waikiki, Feb. 8th at the Iao Theatre in Wailuku and Feb. 9th at the Honoka`a Peoples Theatre.

 

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Friday, February 1 2013

New York musician Mark Rivera is Billy Joel’s longtime sax player, and, has worked with three of the four Beatles. As Music Director for Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, he wraps up our All Things Considered interview series ahead of their Asia Pacific tour, and began by sharing with HPR's Dave Lawrence his experience working for John Lennon.

 

 Ringo Starr's All Starr Band

 

Hear the complete Mark Rivera interview, see video, get dates for Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band in the Asia Pacific and find links to listen to the previous segments in this series below.

The complete Asia Pacific tour:

Feb 7 – CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Feb 9 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 11 – Brisbane - Convention Center
Feb 13– Sydney - Horden Pavilion
Feb 16– Melbourne - Festival Hall
Feb 19 – Adelaide- Entertainment Centre
Feb 21 – Perth - Challenge Stadium
Feb 25 & 26 –Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 27 – Zepp Hall, Nagoya, Japan
March 1 – Zepp Hall, Osaka, Japan

Listen to the other features in our HPR Ringo Starr's All Starr Band in the Asia Pacific series:

Todd Rundgren

Steve Lukather

Gregg Rolie

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Friday, January 25 2013

Santana's tour brings him to Hawai`i for a pair of shows next month, his first public island performances in fifteen years. This afternoon we present the first in two extended interview segments on All Things Considered as host Dave Lawrence speaks with Carlos Santana about his upcoming concerts, latest album Shape Shifter and more.

 

Santana 2013 Island Tour

 

Santana plays the Blaisdell Arena Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM. Tickets  on-sale now at the Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com, and Charge-By-Phone call toll free @ 1-800-745-3000. Service fee may apply.

Santana plays the MACC Thursday, February 28, 2013 Doors: 5:30 PM Show: 7:30 PM. Available and on-line at mauiarts.org. On sale at the MACC Box Office, Charge by phone at 242-SHOW.

Listen for another extended interview feature with Carlos Santana as we get closer to the shows, and another week of featuring Santana's music during our calendar segment at 12:20 and 4:20 each weekday on All Things Considered.

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Friday, January 18 2013

Keyboardist and vocalist Gregg Rolie earned his place in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Santana. He went on to be a member of Journey and last year joined Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band. In our All Things Considered series ahead of their Asia Pacific tour, he explained to HPR’s Dave Lawrence how band-members share a powerful bond relating to The Beatles.

 

Ringo Starr's All Starr Band

 

Hear more of the interview, see some video, listen to some of Gregg's solo music, get links and find the complete tour itinerary below. Hear our other features so far in this series with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band: Todd Rundgren and Steve Lukather. Find Ringo Starr's official site here and Gregg Rolie's here.

 The complete Asia Pacific tour:

Feb 7 – CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Feb 9 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 11 – Brisbane - Convention Center
Feb 13– Sydney - Horden Pavilion
Feb 16– Melbourne - Festival Hall
Feb 19 – Adelaide- Entertainment Centre
Feb 21 – Perth - Challenge Stadium
Feb 25 & 26 –Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 27 – Zepp Hall, Nagoya, Japan
March 1 – Zepp Hall, Osaka, Japan

 


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Tuesday, January 15 2013

After a gap of 15 years, Santana are set to return to Hawai`i with a pair of shows going on-sale Saturday. West Valley Isle resident Carlos Santana told HPR's Dave Lawrence today that when his musical career winds down, he plans to spend more time on the other side of Maui.

Courtesy of Wikipedia 

Santana performs February 26 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu and February 28 at the MACC in Kahului; tickets go on-sale this Saturday. Find ticket information, our interview excerpt aired today and a video featuring music from his latest album "Shape Shifter" below. 

Don't miss the first of two major interview features with Carlos Santana and Dave Lawrence on All Things Considered Friday, January 25th at 5:30 on HPR1.

Santana plays the Blaisdell Arena Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM. Tickets on-sale Saturday, January 19, at 9:00 AM at the Blaisdell Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets including ticketmaster.com, and Charge-By-Phone call toll free @ 1-800-745-3000. Service fee may apply.

Santana plays the MACC Thursday, February 28, 2013 Doors: 5:30 PM Show: 7:30 PM. Available and on-line at mauiarts.org. Public on sale begins Friday, January 26 10:00 AM Plus applicable fees. On sale to MACC members Saturday, January 19 10:00 AM at the MACC Box Office, Charge by phone at 242-SHOW.

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Friday, January 11 2013

Chicago is back, starting a three-island tour tonight at the Blaisdell Arena, a building they first played in September 1970. After over four decades and many concerts around the state, drummer and one-time resident Tris Imboden reflected with HPR’s Dave Lawrence on how far back his island connections go…

 

Chicago drummer Tris Imboden speaks with HPR's Dave Lawrence January 2013

 

Chicago play tonight at the Blaisdell Arena, Saturday at the Waikoloa Bowl, and Tuesday January 15th at the MACC. Hear the complete interview and see some live video below.

 

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Thursday, January 10 2013

Members of local rock act Pink Mist visited our Atherton Performing Arts Studio for a special unplugged performance/interview session with HPR’s Dave Lawrence.

Pink Mist

See the complete video and get the audio of Pink Mist's Mike Pooley and Kai Salus performing at the Atherton below. Pink Mist can be found online at http://pinkmist.bandcamp.com. 

The band are performing live soon with Clones Of The Queen and Taimane at a Secret Sound Showcase.

It's at the Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art Friday January 25th at 8pm. Find out more about the event here.

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Friday, January 4 2013

We’re continuing our series of conversations with members of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band ahead of their tour of the Asia Pacific. Today Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, no stranger to Hawai`i, speaks with HPR's Dave Lawrence about his connection to the Beatles, and their famous drummer.

 

 Ringo Starr's All Starr Band

 

In this online posting, hear the complete interview, see the regional Asia Pacific tour dates for Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, and check out video of the classic Toto song used in the story. For more information, music and video visit Steve's official siteToto's website, and Ringo Starr's homepage. Also: Listen for an upcoming HPR All Things Considered feature about Steve's latest solo effort, Transition, out January 22nd, and previewed below in a video trailer.

The complete Asia Pacific tour:

Feb 7 – CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand
Feb 9 – Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand
Feb 11 – Brisbane - Convention Center
Feb 13– Sydney - Horden Pavilion
Feb 16– Melbourne - Festival Hall
Feb 19 – Adelaide- Entertainment Centre
Feb 21 – Perth - Challenge Stadium
Feb 25 & 26 –Zepp Arena, Tokyo, Japan
Feb 27 – Zepp Hall, Nagoya, Japan
March 1 – Zepp Hall, Osaka, Japan
 

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Friday, December 28 2012

Comedian and host of HBO's Real Time, Bill Maher, returns to the islands for a pair of shows around the New Year. He told HPR’s Dave Lawrence what fans can expect and shared some island connections.

 

 Bill Maher (photo courtesy of Hawai`i Theatre)

 

Bill Maher plays the Hawai`i Theatre on New Year's Eve and the MACC in Kahului January 1st. Hear the complete interview on-demand below.

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