“A Hawaiian Christmas” with the Idaho State Civic Symphony Pops!

Coming up in December… a show not to be missed… the first appearance of The WAITIKI 7 with a full symphony orchestra! Playing our symphonic pops arrangements of exotica mashups — can you say “Deck The Halls of Your Quiet Village?” … it will not only be a hoot (bring your own bird calls), but also pay tribute to the orchestral roots of the exotic music we all know and love. Some of the biggest names of mid-century exotica began (and mostly lived) their careers as arrangers working with studio orchestras: Les Baxter, Hugo Winterhalter, Douglas Gamley, Martin Denny… Unlike other modern exotica groups that have only to work with a handful of musicians, WAITIKI 7 goes all the way to bring you that full stereophonic orchestral experience. Hope to see you there!

WHO: WAITIKI 7 w/ the IDAHO STATE-CIVIC SYMPHONY

WHEN: DECEMBER 9, 2011 in POCATELLO, IDAHO

TICKETS: ON SALE NOW!! http://thesymphony.us

ALSO: Dec. 10 at the Portneuf Valley Brew Pub (Beer & Tiki!)

November

08

2011

Randy featured in new “Cocktail Nation” Book

Koop Kooper, host of the very successful Cocktail Nation Podcast, has just released a book chronicling the interviews he’s conducted with various members of the so-called Cocktail Nation. In addition to Waitiki 7 bandleader Randy Wong, Koop also interviews Combustible Edison founders The Millionaire (Michael Cudahy), Brother Cleve; the legendary Jack Costanzo; and a number of modern tiki artists.

Buy the book for your Amazon Kindle or iPhone Kindle App: http://www.amazon.com/Cocktail-Nation-the-Interviews-ebook/dp/B0062Z15TM

November

08

2011

“WAITIKI In Hi-Fi” Vinyl now on Sale!

You can get it at http://waitiki.com/shop

All purchasers will also receive the digital files for immediate pleasure on their electronic device! Sorry, but we are not selling the mp3s separate from the vinyl, due to the special nature of this release.

August

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2011
  • “If there’s room for a post-millennial exotica revival, this is the band to beat.”
    —Nate Chinen, The Gig