SBL Entertainment Presents
James Cavern, The Wind and The Wave
2708 "J" Street
Sacramento, CA, 95816
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
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.
James Cavern, a native Englishman from the city of London currently residing in Sacramento, CA picked up the guitar in about 2005 and has been writing music since collaborating with as many musicians as possible. This has resulted in Mr. Cavern dipping into genres such as Hip/Hop, RnB/Soul, folk rock and reggae to name a few.
"Music is one of the most influential forms of communication... No matter where you are in this big ol' world... people will always appreciate a good song or two."
You are the music!
The Wind and The Wave
The Wind and The Wave are Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn, best friends who employ the mantra "if it feels forced, fuck it."
After having retired as a touring musician in 2003, Baker came to find Lynn through the production of her previous project in Austin,Texas. Over the course of working together on other musical efforts, the two are now able to describe themselves as being "cut from the same thread," and "rarely on different pages." This made it not only easy, but essential that Baker and Lynn begin writing and producing music that satisfied their own ever-evolving creative spirits.
"All of our songs truly come from the heart," Lynn says. Baker and Lynn can dive head-first into serious conversation topics and quickly burst into laughter. "We try not to take anything too seriously," says Baker. "It's definitely work, but it's the best kind of work. There's no sense in doing it unless you're having fun." It's obvious this duo is doing something they love. Baker and Lynn are preparing to release their first album, From The Wreckage, in which they wrote together before they even intended to call it their own.
"We were just writing to write, then half way through it dawned on us that we had to perform these songs live, as a band; that it was the only way we could see these songs realized," says Lynn.
Even the band name was a happy accident, but 'the words sounded good together' and meant something to them, much like the music they had created. Thus, The Wind and The Wave came into being in late 2012.