San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Earshot Entertainment & Island Sol PresentPaula Fuga + Mike Love // Nahko & Medicine for the People
Saturday April 13th, 3013
Pa'ina Lounge & Restaurant
On her independent record label, Pakipika Productions, Paula Fuga has managed to release her unique flavor of music around the world, earning an astounding and dedicated fan base, while collecting impressive critical acclaim, including a Na Hoku Hano Hano Award––Hawaii’s highest and most prestigious musical honor. Since then,
His main musical influence came from family and friends. Without formal musical training (aside some piano lessons when he was young), Mike learned from listening and watching. Having worked with many talented musicians, he credits most of the skill and style developed to their musical contributions. "I feel so lucky to have been raised in a musical family, growing up watching my Dad and Grandpa write songs, it really had a big impact on me. I watched people I knew around me making incredible music, and it amazed me. I thought to myself “I can do that!” Seeing them do it before my very eyes somehow made it tangible and possible. So here I am, doing my best to fulfill my dreams of being a professional musician."
And with "The Change I'm Seeking," it is clear that he has done exactly that. Combing genres with beautiful vocal harmonies, an array of instruments and a unique structure to his songs that are beyond the grasp of many, Mike Love is proving to be a pivotal figure in the advancement of music.
Mike Love has shared the stage with many artists: Groundation, Steel Pulse, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and many, many more. He has also collaborated with Paula Fuga, Jah Gumby of Father Psalms Studios, Bambu Station, Ooklah the Moc, John Cruz, Tavana and many others.
Over the past few years his fan base has grown immensely, gaining the attention and support of music lovers and musicians, around the world. Love says that "the support I feel has driven me to work harder than ever, musically. I have crafted a live show that continuously draws in new fans and keeps the old ones coming back again and again."
Whether solo or with the dynamic group of musical troubadours known as “Medicine for the People,” Nahko delivers a soulful dose of curative vibrations that moves audiences to dance, laugh, and cry. His ‘spirited redemption music’ lays bear the scars of cultural wounds, environmental wrongs, and social injustices. His lyrics bear the burden of heavy messages, but the load is lightened by agile melodies and driving rhythms that coerce all who bear witness into spirited, purifying, movement. His humor disarms, and his lyrical stories open listeners to the power of “Real Talk Music”—songs that reveal an honesty and depth so raw, it inspires an internal revival that echoes out into the world. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes savage, but always transformational, Nahko makes the movement move.