© 2024 Hawaiʻi Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
HPR's spring membership campaign is underway! Support the reporting, storytelling and music you depend on. Donate now

Go Jimmy Go Takes a Bow

Go Jimmy Go
Go Jimmy Go
Go Jimmy Go
Credit Go Jimmy Go

One of Hawai‘i’s longest running bands is hanging up their instruments for good.

Go Jimmy Go was founded in 1996- during the height of the thirdresurgence of Skamusic.  Over the last 20 years they’ve released five albums and toured around the world.

Their mellow fusion of early reggae and classic soul has been a signature of their sound allowing them to transcend changing musical styles.

Eric White plays saxophone and is a founding member the band.  He stopped by HPR studios to reflect on the changing times, Ska music, and Radio Free Hawaii. 

Go Jimmy Go play theirfinal show on Saturday, January 16th, at The Republik.  More information can be found at gojimmygo.com.

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
Related Stories