hurricanes memorial day 08

today was Memorial Day, and we performed at our weekly hang at Hurricanes Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach, CA.
here are a few random photos:

rick the drummer, max the percussionist

gabe on the bass and vocals

these photos are difficult to take. theres a bunch of people dancing in front of me, the band is playing, and i grab a camera and shoot a photo of me in between singing and playing. its always funny to me when i finally see the end result.

tonights “view from the pan”.

on to next week!

surf and sand resort 5/25/08

today we played poolside for Memorial Day Sunday at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA.

today’s “view from the pan”.

Gabe played cajon.

Phil on the steel drum.

it was cloudy all morning, but the sun broke through as we started to play.
beautiful day!

once again, our thanx to Michelle Frank and her staff at the Surf and Sand Resort.

torrey pines 5/24/08

today we performed for a wedding celebration at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA.

we played during dinner, while the Bride and Groom enjoyed below.

Phil, Max, and Gabe.

tonight’s “view from the pan”.

lots of dancing all night!

Beautiful Newlyweds sharing with friends and family.

The Hilton Torrey Pines is an absolutely stunning resort.

It is always and honor to perform for a wedding celebration!

surf and sand resort 5/21/08

tonight we performed for the Directors of the Riverside Community Hospital at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach CA.

Chris on bass………he kept his face out of the sun, and in the shade.

Phil and Gabe

our thanx to the cool people at Riverside Community Hospital, as well as Michelle Frank of the Surf and Sand Resort!

hurricanes 5/19/08

scenes from our weekly fun at Hurricanes Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach, CA.

they danced and partied with the band all night.

just another member of the Hurricanes’ Smoking Hot Waitress Crew.

Rick the Drummer at the end of the night. Rick plays in the super fun band Knyght Ryder, when he’s not playing drums with Steel Parade.

another fun night at Hurricanes!

Los Angeles River 5/17/08

today we performed for the Friends of the Los Angeles River L.A. River Clean Up in Long Beach, CA.

Mayor Bob Foster, Gabe De La Parra, Lewis MacAdams.

Mayor Bob Foster showed up and did a lot more than take photos. we watched him get down on his knees to pick up trash in the hot sun. when the day was through, he was soaking in sweat, and he seemed happy.

Lewis MacAdams is the founder of F.O.L.A.R, and he participated and supervised the event as well.

volunteers picked up trash along the river.

this book, “Rio L.A.”, was passed around at the event. it’s an interesting read, with tales and folklore of the long rich history of the Los Angeles River.

these volunteers showed up and helped with the clean up, and played a little steel drum when the event was over.

volunteers had to rapel down and up the L.A. River walls.

when i was a kid, i spent many days playing along the L.A River. i was happy to participate in this event, and hopefully give back to a river that has given me so many happy memories.

hurricanes 5/12/08

tonight we were back at Hurricanes Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach, CA…….part of our ongoing Monday nights at Hurricanes.

max n rick



cinco de mayo 08

tonight we performed at Hurricanes Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach, CA, for Cinco De Mayo 08.

the Miller Chill Girls showed up.

they hung out and danced with the Mariachis that showed up and played before we performed.

lots of dancing all night!

ninos 5/2/08

tonight we performed at Nino’s Italian Restaurant in Long Beach, CA, for the Bixby Knolls First Friday’s Series.

life in the box!

thanx to Carina Cristiano Leoni and the staff at Nino’s for a fun night!

hurricanes 4/28/08

tonight we performed at Hurricanes Bar and Grill in Huntington Beach, CA. If you havent figured it out, were at Hurricanes every Monday night for awhile. i thought i would take a few pics of something different for all of you to see:

this shark stopped by to check out the band.

the band chilled out before we played…

…and watched the Lakers finish off the Nuggets!

our first set was during half-time of the Laker/Nuggets game, and these two dancers had fun. their names are Brandon and Maddie.

Maddie is a great dancer!

always much to see and do on a Monday night at Hurricanes.

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