The Alonzo Spirit Band
Alan Rosen, a television writer/producer/director back in the 20th Century (anybody remember the 20th Century?) brought these folks together in the studio to record the songs that began to come to him initially through meditation and dreams.
As these songs were a “spiritual gift”, we hope the peaceful, positive, and spiritual vibration of the singers and musicians, and of the island itself, comes through to you in the music.
Some of these musical spirits here on earth are:
DAMON WILLIAMS, of Hilo, has been a singing and recording star in Hawaii for fifteen years beginning at age 17 with his first album, "Love Is All". He has been a featured guest artist on dozens of albums ranging from compilations, solo albums, movies, etc. and has worked with virtually every "name" musician in Hawaii. Damon is also a successful record producer/ engineer and recording studio designer. And Damon is also one hilariously funny guy (as can be heard on "Don't Make Me Come Back.")
LORNA LIM born in Waimea, is a Hawaiian island musical legend for over 30 years, beginning as a teenager, playing and singing in The Lim Family with her parents and siblings.
Winners of numerous Hawaiian Music Hoku Awards, The Lim Family were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. The title song to Lorna's solo album, "Polinahe" won Song of the Year in 2010. Lorna performs regularly in Hawaii and Japan. Lorna is an acknowleged Hawaiian musical treasure.
CHADD PAISHON born in Papakolea, Oahu, anchors the band on guitar and ukulele (and lead vocals on "Don't Make Me Come Back" and Nine Feral Cats"). Chadd is a former professional musician (recording with, among others, Dolly Parton in Los Angeles in the '80s), Chadd now dedicates his time and life in perpetuating, preserving and teaching the Hawaiian navigational voyaging culture as Captain of the open ocean voyaging canoe, Makali’i. Chadd is one of only five Pwo navigators In Hawaii, an honor blessed upon him by Micronesian Grand Master Navigator Mau Piailug.
Read about all the musicians in the band at their website below...