Twist & Shout Presents
Autonomous, Mono Verde
3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO, 80206
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Maoli (meaning “Native” in Hawaiian) started in Maui with Glenn Awong, a 14- year-old with a passion for music, and Kana Akiu-Corpuz. In their sophomore year, the aspiring vocalist and bassist began writing original music at the encouragement of their high school teacher. It was also during this time that Glenn started recording demos of his songs. By the time he reached his senior year, Glenn was ready to share his music with a greater audience.
In 2005, Glenn and the band he formed, “No Boundaries”, won a Battle of the Bands competition on the island of Maui. With numerous performances already under his belt, Glenn then formed Maoli in 2007 with a new lineup of talented musicians, including bassist, Kana.
Maoli took the islands by storm in 2008 with their debut album entitled, “Groovin,” having one hit after the next. This was the groundbreaking album that first established the group as a premiere Hawaiian Island Reggae recording band.
In 2010, Maoli did it again with their 2nd release, “Rock Easy”, featuring another treasure trove of #1 hits. Their 3rd album entitled “Arise” took to a national and international audience exploring Maoli’s love for various genres of music. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and started promoting their very own unique Island sound with the world, starting with a small tour to Australia, their first international show.
Since then, the boys from Maoli started focusing more on sharing their music and passion with a bigger audience. Maoli had the pleasure to share with fans from the east to the west of the United States and an international crowd including Guam and Australia growing with fans with each show. Their music went on to play in parts of Europe, such as Germany, Italy and Scotland, Japan and others.
Maoli stayed busy also with fan favorite releases such as "Rock Me Sober," "Sweet Remedy," and "Sweetest Sound," original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong as new musical and life influences inspire his writing.
Staying true to their roots as their style continuously evolves, they hope to spread their sound to a city near you!
AUTONOMOUS (Ah*tawn*ah*muss) is a 6 piece Reggae/Ska/Rock group spawning from various musical backgrounds. Ranging from the soft one drop of reggae, to upbeat ska grooves, to experimental and melodic harmonies, Autonomous blends various styles and genres together to create a musical palette all their own. Socially conscious lyrics, infectious grooves, and colorful melodies are just some of the attributes that Autonomous is bringing to the CO music scene!
Established in late 2012 composed of remaining members of local reggae/rock band, Primo Blend, Shae Bischoff, Will Giesler and Chris Simpson. with the addition of Jeremy Cuchaira on keys. The group immediately starting making waves, bringing in a familiar sound with heavy reggae,ska & rock influences while tastefully adding flavors so eclectic they can only be described as AUTONOMOUS! With the addition of bassist Joey Stanza in 2014 they released their first full length "Self-titled" album. Shortly after the release followed the departure of founding members Jeremy Cuchiara and Will Gielser. With a void left needing to be filled, Trombone/vocalist, Dan Wiley, was added in 2015. The band continued as a four piece till late 2017 when Lead Guitarist, James Phillips, was added along with Andrea Fox on Saxophone.shortly after the band released of their 2nd full length album "Free Under Lock & Key" in Oct 2018 and is currently available for purchase and streaming on all musical outlets!
Autonomous has supported many national, international, and local acts through out the years and look forward to supporting many more in the years to come. AUTONOMOUS continues to create new music that is not only diverse but also promotes messages of positivity, unity, and love, while still maintaining an almost punk-rock mentality of rebellion, and anti-establishmentarianism.