Anuhea: All is Bright Tour

Anuhea: All is Bright Tour

Justin Young, Alex Sparrow

Friday, December 14

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub

Sacramento, CA

$35 adv $40 dos

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With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist.

Rylee Anuheake'alaokalokelani Jenkins (Anuhea) was born in December 1985 on the island of Maui.

Her debut album "Anuhea" released in April of 2009. It shot to #7 on the iTunes Pop Charts, #4 on R&B, and #3 on the World/Reggae Billboard Charts and multiple singles became commercial successes on Hawaii and AAA national radio.

A self-taught guitarist and song writer, Anuhea began showcasing her talents while boarding at Hawaii's famous Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. "We would print out guitar chords to Bob Marley and Jack Johnson songs at school then skip water polo practice to go back to the dorms and jam them. Once I got the basic idea of guitar I then started writing my own songs." Anuhea enjoyed the spotlight. She was the head anchor for the daily campus-wide news, hosted a variety of TV shows for local television stations, and acted in school musicals.

After attending film school in Orange County for a year, Anuhea realized she wasn't heading in the direction she was most passionate about, music. So she abandoned her scholarships and embarked on a soul-searching odyssey to Australia for 3 weeks. She returned to the islands and immediately got into the scene, performing at a local coffee shop. These gigs turned into paid restaurant gigs and she eventually put a band together using friends from around the island.

Anuhea's musical and performance skills continued to improve with every performance, and successes came steadily. She took the initiative to market herself as a musician initially acting as her own manager, booking agent, music producer and distributor. Anuhea even took recordings from a live taping for a public radio station and turned them into her first real demo CD "Rough Cuts" which through her MySpace page got her discovered by manager / record label co-owner Warren Wyatt.

Music has been in Anuhea's family for generations, so it was inevitable that her seeded passions would reflect the same. Anuhea's father is from the North Shore of Oahu in the surfing culture of Haleiwa. His younger sister, Nalani is a founding member of the most popular female group in the history of Hawaiian Music, Na Leo Pilimehana. Anuhea's mother, an Oregon native, comes from a musical family as well; her father is a popular country guitarist.

Anuhea has shared the stage with artists like Bruno Mars, Babyface, Al Green, FloRida, SOJA, Rebelution and Pepper. She and her band have toured Japan and Guam with the Armed Forces Entertainment Tour for the troops and their families. She had official showcases at South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin Texas in 2009 and 2010. Anuhea headlined the national 2010 Right Love Tour, and the 2010 Surf Roots Tour along with iTunes #1 reggae album recipients, The Green. In April 2010 Anuhea performed alongside Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley & Taj Mahal at the sold out Kokua Festival at the Waikiki Shell. She went on to win 2 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Contemporary Album of the Year and Most Promising Artist, making her Hawaii's #1 female artist. In 2011 Anuhea and band performed the Half-Time show at the NFL Pro Bowl at the Aloha Stadium. In 2012 she toured with SOJA on their sold out Strength to Survive Tour, then headlined the Love and Roots Tour with national recording artist Mishka.

Anuhea's new studio album "For Love" was released on Valentines Day 2012 with massive help from her fans through a successful Kickstarter campaign. "Simple Love Song" & "Higher Than The Clouds" "Mr Mellow" "Looking For Love" "Come Over Love" and "Sunday" all reached the #1 spot on Hawaii radio stations.

Anuhea is currently touring and recording the "Walk on Water" EP to be released Summer of 2013.
Justin Young
Justin Young
Rising from the beautiful beaches and warm tropical atmosphere of the Hawaiian Islands, comes a young, poised, local recording artist with national appeal, potential, and aspirations. Justin Kawika Young is a gifted singer/song writer who, at this young age, has already experienced success in the Hawaiian music scene. After winning first place in a song writing contest in 1995, Justin was given the opportunity to record a local album. Working on the project, Justin gained experience and knowledge in all aspects of the recording process. Showing his versatility as a musician, Justin played keyboards, guitar, and ukulele, and wrote six of the ten songs on the record.

In March, 1996, Justin's debut album released at number three at Tower Records for Hawaiian albums and remained in the top ten for six weeks. Three of Justin's original songs were released, and each spent several weeks as one of the five most requested songs of the day on local radio stations. While promoting his album, Justin performed throughout the Islands. Most notable, was a performance at the Waikiki Shell in front of thousands while opening for the national Reggae group, Big Mountain. Justin has established a reputation in the Islands for his good music and gentle character.

In September of 1997, Justin released his much anticipated sophomore album "Soothe You". The album produced four number one radio hits across the Island chain. At the end of the year Justin was picked by one radio station as the number one new artist of 1997. He also received three Hawaiian Music Award including: "Best Performance By A Rhythm & Blues Artist", "New Artist of the Year", and Honorable Recognition for his version of the classic song "Crazy Love". In July of '98, Justin was selected by Brian McKnight to be one of two local opening acts for his Hawai`i concert.
Venue Information:
Harlow's Restaurant and Nightclub
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816