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Kaimi and HiRiZ

Aug 16th 2017 @ Downbeat Lounge

Honolulu, HI
I Was There
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
9:00 PM
Downbeat Lounge
42 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817
Ka'imi and Hiriz play island rock in Downbeat.

August 16
No Cover

Downbeat Lounge
42 N Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

HiRiZ started at Easy Music Center where Ka’imi and Steve worked. They talked about starting a band not knowing what would become of it. Steve knew a drummer and a rhythm guitarist. The first couple of practices were rough but it soon started to take shape. By that time, they did not have a band name. Practices took place in Papakolea over looking downtown Honolulu. Shannon came up with the name “high rise” but the others took it to the next level. Thus, HiRiZ was born. HiRiZ has built up their original and cover material to with stand a five hour gig. With the island reggae and rock fusion technicality, HiRiZ has a distinct sound. Not limiting their horizons, they also like to mesh the reggae vibe with genres such as Bossa Nova, Jazz, Alternative, R&B, and Funk. With the addition of Whitney Haugen and Lance Motogawa, HiRiZ won’t disappoint