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AUG 24TH, 2016
“Embrace the Change”
Multifaceted composer/musician/record producer Dennis Soares is hands down one of the most prolific artists in Hawaii, albeit much better known on the Big Island than in Honolulu. This collection of original improvisational instrumentals is Soares’ 103rd CD and his eighth project pairing slack key with instruments that complement its soothing sound.
Soares writes that his objective is to “create improvisational works in open tuning.” To keep everything as “live” as possible, he resisted the temptation to go back and redo recordings. Soares’ fans will appreciate his intent and enjoy the beauty of the music exactly as it is
* 2nd Saturday each month- Hilo Farmers Market 10:00-2:00 pm.
* Honi Wai Cafe- Tuesdays and Fridays 12:00-3:00 pm.
* Hana Hou Cafe- Second Friday of each month 6-8 pm
* Hilo Farmers Market- 4th Wednesday of each month. 10:00-2::00 pm.
* Hospice of Hilo- CELEBRATION OF LIFE Scheduled throughout the year.
* Maku'u Farers Market- November and December 2017
* Lava Lounge- KMC Thanksgiving Day show from 3-7 pm..
HOUSE CONCERTS ARE OFFERED EACH MONTH AT THE ONENESS CENTER, LOCATED AGT 17-7946 N. KULAN RD. MOUNTAIN VIEW, HI
In 2016 Dennis and Christy Soares won an impressive seven categories at the Big Island Music Awards. Those trophies have been added to previous wins dating back to 1989
TUESDAY- Le Umu Samoa 11:30-2 pm
THURSDAY- Miyo's Restaurant 11:30-2 pm
FRIDAY- Miyo's Restaurant 11:30-2 pm
SATURDAY- One Gallery 10-4 pm (first and third Saturdays)
SUNDAY- CSL East Hawaii 10 am (3rdSunday)
AUG 9TH 2020- JOHN BERGER
“Big Island Soul”
Dennis and Christy Soares
“Big Island Soul” is this year’s fifth full-length album for Hilo residents Dennis and Christy Soares. All 10 songs are originals. Several are expository slice-of-life vignettes. “My Extended Family” describes a long-ago hike to a pillbox. “Liliuokalani Gardens,” about a visit to a Hilo landmark, is delivered in similar stream-of-consciousness style. “Watching My Pineapples Grow” is a step-by-step account of how to grow a pineapple at home.
Dennis Soares gets deeper, pondering the presence of hate in the world and calling for justice, with “The Ancient Hawaiian Call.” Christy Soares has a beautiful spotlight number with a catchy radio-worthy hapa haole tune, “On Hawaiian Time,” that rates Hawaii’s relaxed island lifestyle ahead of the “live and die by the clock” attitude of the mainland.
Dennis and Christy Soares are two of the most prolific composers in Hawaii. (John Berger, Star Advertiser)
At 6'9" tall and weighing in 250 pounds Dennis Soares is likely the tallest entertainer in Hawaii.
FEB 20TH 2020- JOHN BERGER
“WASN’T IT WEDNESDAY IN 1972”
Dennis and Christy Soares (Elation Music)
Oahu born and raised, now a long-time resident of Hilo, Dennis Soares is a tireless advocate of original music, a prolific songwriter, and an active performer and recording artist with his wife, Christy Soares. This is the couple’s first full-length album for Year 2020. Dennis Soares wrote all 10 songs. He covers a diversity of subjects.
The title song is Soares’ autobiographical account of events that happened on Oahu 48 years ago. With other songs he shares spiritual insights or comments on current society. For example, “Good Times Are Coming Back Again” previews its welcome inspirational message with its title — good times are coming so don’t let anyone put you down.
Two instrumentals spotlight Dennis’ capabilities as a guitarist. Cindy sings as a soloist on a third, “Little Raindrop,” that reminds the listener of the importance of water to all of us.
1986 Show Offs Video of the year
2012- Hawaii Music Award
2013- Fanmusic Artist of the year
2012-2016 23 Big Island Music Awards
2010-2021- 75 Hoku Nominations and
35 Final Ballot
2015- McDonalds NEXTNEXT program 3rd place, cash prize
The Music Of
Dennis and Christy Soares