I am writing to give you all a little update on what I’m up to and ask for a little help.
I am currently living in Provo,Utah pursuing a career in music, Fine Arts, and photography. I am here doing all sorts of freelance work. You can view some of what I’m up to here on my blog or my flickr photo page at www.flickr.com/hynpoloboy. I am also in the process of building my own website which will be located at www.aaroneskaran.com. I have been very busy.
I am currently in 3 bands. I play the trumpet and sing in all three groups. The first is a Punk/Ska band that consists of friends I have been with since 1998 called Upstanding Youth. Adam (my twin brother) is also in this group and lends his skills on the tenor saxophone. With your help Upstanding Youth was able to clench it’s 4th Hawaii Music Award for best Ska album of the year. Needless to say we are very thankful for all your support and hope to put out another recording this 2009 summer. You can buy our music on iTunes even. Our official website is www.upstandingyouth.com and we also have a myspace page up at myspace.com/upstandingyouth.
The second band I’m in is a group I just got with since moving back to Utah this past January. They are called the Vibrant Sound. We are a rap infused R&B/ soul group, I guess? haha! It’s so hard to classify what it is we do. But two songs that we do cover aside from our original music is Bill Withers’ “Aint no Sunshine” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s get it on.” Here I am singing LETS GET IT ON! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8FwhQ7s0wU At first I was a little shy about that but now I think it’s cool that I can get up on stage and belt that one out! Wooo HoooOOoo. We just finished recording an album and are in the process of printing it. We are hoping it will be out in about a month or so. Our myspace page is located at myspace.com/thevibrantsound but feel free to search the vibrant sound on youtube… I’m sure there are a few things of us out there. Our record label has a website with stuff too… northplatterecords.com.
The third band I’m in is the reason I am writing this email. It’s called CUBWORLD. I have been good friends with my friend Jacob Kongaika since I was in elementary school. We went to high school and even did our final Bachelor in Fine Arts show together at Brigham Young University Hawaii back in 2006. Jacob to say the least is a self made man. He has been going hard at his own music ever since he got his first guitar. He joined a website a couple years ago that allowed people to invest money in him called sellaband.com. To make a long story short he raised $50,000 bucks and they flew him out to Amsterdam to play some shows and since then he has gone back a couple of times and played a bunch of different shows in Europe. The money was used to record his album in New York City and release it. Check out CUBWORLD at www.cubworldmusic.com Jake now has a full band and has me aboard doing back up vocals and trumpet lines. We have a show coming up back home in Hawaii on May 16th, 2009 with my first band Upstanding Youth and maybe even the Vibrant Sound at Brigham Young University. We are raising money to buy me a round trip ticket to play the show. We set up a website where you can donate any amount. Anything can help me
There is an incentive for those who donate;You will recieve our new three songs from our EP in your email inbox before anyone else! As soon as we finish the mixing and mastering they’ll be sent to you. Just make sure you type in your email in the correct field on the donate page. I promise you won’t be disappointed. The website to donate is…
We are already up to $115!
Thankyou in advance to all those who can help! Keep in touch! And I hope to see you at the show for those who can make it out to the show!
Mahalo nui loa!