Humbones : Gig Stories, Resume


GIG NEWS.... (for full resume scroll down)
 
Photos courtesy Steve Stoddard, Aaron Lowe, Sean Cannon, Stan Toad, Gyn Barnes, Anthony Romano, Brian Reed, Jan O'Donnell, Gail Lerch, Michelle "Michi" Moore and Kyoko King..Mahalo!
 
HUMBONES IGNITE UH FOOTBALL FANS
  Yup the HUMBONES helped out the Warriors '07 winning streak by sending the fans into a frenzy before the games at Aloha Stadium. We blasted them fans with our tunes and they got all wild and cheered the boys on to victory! Just doin' our part for the home team...we beat Utah State and New Mex. State and the big win vs Boise State Nov. 23, with our help of course... 
 
CHEZ MONIQUE CLUB WELCOMES HUMBONES
  Leeward folks got a taste of blues as the HUMBONES played a great gig at Chez Monique nightclub near Pearlridge. A lotta folks were saying wow! yea! as the boys belted out some great stuff...Mahalo, Ali!
 
CRATER CELEBRATION '07;
HUMBONES RIP IT UP !
It was a triumphant return to the Crater as the 'Bones had the crowd dancin' and boppin' through two dynamic sets to highlite the evening for many Crater fans. Lotta praise from lotta folks still coming in! We were even shown on the evening news...WOW !!!  Photos Crater, Guestbook page... 
 
HUMBONES PLAY PIPELINE
Downtown Charley & the HUMBONES helped several students from Waimanalo raise funds for a cultural exchange trip to Europe by performing a benefit concert at Pipline Cafe April 29th. The  'Nalo folks were dancin' and stompin' as the boys played their best stuff. Big big fun with the local folks! 
 
MARDI GRAS '07; WOW !
Partyers screamed and danced as the HUMBONES belted out their music at the Nuuanu Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday Feb.20th. Police escorted the band off the stage as crazed fans pleaded for the band to play past the 10 pm city curfew. It was a great show as the band shined with bassist Dominic Leonard playing with us. Joining us for several super tunes were Marc Prados and Eric Peterson. What a night!!!
 
UH FANS HUMBONED
AT ALOHA STADIUM
University of Hawaii football fans got fired up by Downtown Charley & the HUMBONES as they entered Aloha Stadium Nov.28th and Dec. 2nd for games vs Idaho and Oregon State. Lots of folks dancin' for the big one vs the Beavers as we set the tone for a nationally televised Hawaiian-style party! If only the Warriors had prevailed...at least the fans heard some winning blues... 
 
HUMBONES ROCK
ALA MOANA CENTER
Shops and walkways emptied into the stage area at Ala Moana Center to hear & see Downtown Charley & the HUMBONES rock the house October 7th. We really knocked 'em out as folks were dancin' and stompin' and yellin' and clappin' to our music, wow! Special guest Harry Nakano shined at this benefit performance for the Hawai'i Mental Health Association, hosted by good friend Steve Stoddard!
 
JAN'S BIRTHDAY BASH
O'Tooles was hoppin' Oct. 5th for Jan O'Donnell's birthday as the HUMBONES played and jammed with many of Jan's musician friends who came for the party! The birthday gal belted out several numbers along with guitarists Northside Art, Perry Stevens and Drew St. Charles, bassists Vance Keever, Mark Coleman and Mike Balmes, harpists Anthony Romano, Mark Prados and Louie. Also partying were Fred Blues, James Ronstadt, Ian Chames and many others. Good times!!!!
 
POLO PLAYERS,
FANS HUMBONED
Argentina barely got by Hawaii 5-4 at the Mokuleia polo grounds but everyone enjoyed the festivities as the HUMBONES entertained afterwards. Nice outdoor venue, good folks and just a great time! Mahalo to harpist Scott Daigle and polo rep and good friend Bill Wyland!
 
HUMBONES HEADLINE
BREWS BREWS BBQ FESTIVAL
The streets were filled with music fans the night of July 15th and the HUMBONES rewarded them with a great show as Smooch, Smokin' John, Rooster, Lefty and DT gave 'em a performance to remember. Charley joined with Mark Prados and Northside Art for an accoustic recording session for KIPO Blues Stage previous to the 'Bones set and they actually pulled it off nicely! Joining us toward the end were oustanding musicians JP Smoketrain, Jan O'Donnell and Mark Prados for a memorable rockin'night! . 
 
ALWAYS GREAT
FUN AT O'TOOLES 
Our fans really enjoy our gigs at O'Tooles
as it is an intimate and freewheeling place
to play, lotsa musicians sitting in with us.
Our May 25th gig was blessed with an awesome
set as James Ronstadt blew some great harp
with us.  Anthony Romano shined on harp and
Jan O'Donnell belted out some super vocals.
April 27th had us playing with Vance Keever
on bass with Ian Chames sitting in for a few
numbers, both sounded great. Harry Nakano
played some awesome guitar and Drew
St. Charles did a fine job! Jan O'Donnell
really sang well for our March 25th gig there.
 
HAWAII YACHT CLUB
DANCIN' FRIDAYS
Great fun playing at the Hawaii Yacht Club every month, lotsa folks dancin' and having a big ole time!  We really enjoy it and play some great sets for all the members and guests and look forward to playing there anytime we can! Mahalo Rex and Nick!
 
DOWNTOWN CHARLEY
& the HUMBONES
PERFORM AT THE
HISTORIC
CRATER CELEBRATION
Playing on the same bill as The Steve Miller Band, Linda Ronstadt and War, the HUMBONES entertained a huge crowd for two 45 minute sets on their stage shared with local rockers Analog. The crowd cheered and danced as the 'Bones belted out their dynamic blues/roots rock tunes to the delight of the fans and promoters. We really loved the crowd and put on our best show ever! It was A GAS! Thanks Ron Gibson!
More CRATER FEST PICS on
Crater, Guestbook Page  
 
 
MARDI GRAS GETS 
'BONE-A-FIED...
(pics home page)
Thousands jammed the streets of downtown Honolulu for the 2006 MARDI GRAS celebration and the HUMBONES closed the show with a blues knock out as the throng danced wildy in the streets...drummer Victor Maratas joined us for our final set and did a great job drivin' the beat, Jan O'Donnell gave her usual outstanding vocal stint. Anthony Romano showed up and gave us a big lift. All the HUMBONES shined as we really cranked it up to end the night's festivities...hope you tried those awesome cajun ribs!!
 
HUMBONES SAIL INTO 2006
Downtown Charley and the HUMBONES opened the New Year in style at Kaneohe Yacht Club's New Year's bash. Lots of dancin', partyin' and hoopin' and hollerin' goin' on (maybe some libations as well). Guest performers included singer Jan O'Donnell, harpist and singer Mark Prados and bassist Mike Peters. They all sounded great along with 'Bones singer/drummer John "Rooster" Thomson. Happy New Year everybody!
 
    2005

VIPs JAM & JOIN HUMBONES AT O'TOOLES
It was a great night as many special guests gathered for the HUMBONES Dec. 22nd performance at O'Tooles. Mark Prados, Kevin Coleman, Jan O'Donnell and Jeff Ilardi all joined us onstage and rocked the house...Northside Art Suankum and wife Lori stopped by (one of his young boys tried to join us onstage!). DJ Jon Alan soaked it in with some friends as well. Playin with and for these folks made for an inspirational evening for us! "Smokin'John" Kahle was on fire...

TURKEY NIGHT AT O'TOOLES
Downtown Charley and the HUMBONES put the final blast into the Thanksgiving holiday night as many local musicians and a good crowd came out to O'Tooles for some great blues. Jan O'Donnell belted out some hot songs, Northside Art and Gyn Barnes jammed with us and bassist Stacey Newhouse  and many other notables came down to party with the 'Bones. Most stayed for the parking lot party after the bar closed! Big fun.....

KATRINA BENEFIT CONCERT
The HUMBONES performed at St Andrews Cathedral for the Hurricane Katrina victims benefit show Sat, Sept 17. Our one-hour show was well recieved and the band sure had lots of fun! Great cajun food as well....

O'TOOLES PARTY
Downtown Honolulu was jumpin' the night of Aug 25th as the HUMBONES cooked at O'Tooles. Northside Art joined us for some great blues jammin'. Robert "Smooch" Coulter really cleared his pipes playin' some hot harp. Downtown Charley played slide guitar with a beer bottle! Great crowd that night, including Hawaii and former NFL coach Jerry Glanville.

PANAMA HATTIES HOSTS 'BONES HARP FEST...
The harmonicas were blazin' prolific as three visiting harpists sat in with the HUMBONES gig at Panama Hatties Saturday nite, Aug. 13th. As usual, 'Bones harpist"Smooch" Coulter was outstanding. Kevin Coleman, Gyn Barnes and Mark Prados joined the party and we had a horn section going! Mark just returned to Hawaii and sang and blew some great stuff, showing why his band Mojo Hand was one of Hawaii's best back when...Great stuff !!!

 HUMBONES RIP IT UP AT BLUES, BREWS & BBQ FESTIVAL
People were dancin' in the streets the night of July 16 at Nuuanu Merchants' Association's annual BREWS, BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL in downtown Honolulu as the HUMBONES sizzled. "Smokin' John" Kahle was rippin' it up along with "Smooch" Coulter and "Downtown Charley" King. Special guest vocalist Jan O'Donell joined us for some awesome numbers. Drummer John "Rooster" Thomson and bassist Sean  "Boom Boom" Cannon laid down some great rhythm to really keep it rollin'. Thanks to all the partyers who came down and caught a GREAT show!

 HARP GANG JAMS
O'Tooles was besieged by some great harmonica jammers the night of June 23and the 'Bones played some new tunes (Sadie, Shake Dancer). Anthony "Pizza Man" Romano came on and lipped "Rollin' & Tumblin" and "Key to the Highway" wid us and Gyn Barnes wailed out "Mojo Workin" and "Sweet Home Chicago". What a treat to jam wid dese guys! Smooch got busy dancin' wid all the foxes who showed up...hmmm...I wonder if he invited those two guys to play???

 HUMBONES INVADE NORTH SHORE
BREAKERS Restaurant & Bar in Haliewa was jumpin' Memorial weekend as the HUMBONES took the show on the road there Sun, May 29. North shore folks got their first dose of the 'Bones and really got into it, giving us rousing applause after every number. "Rooster" Thomson and "Boom Boom" Cannon were shreddin' as we had lotsa folks dancing at the afternoon show, billed as Red, White and BLUES. Aloha, North shore!

 'BONES PERFORM AT HARD ROCK
Waikiki got a taste of the HUMBONES blues-style music the nights of April 29, May 14 and May 20 at the HARD ROCK CAFE at the corner of Kapiolani Blvd. and Kalakaua Ave.. Local bluesman and good friend Anthony Romano (Antonio's Pizza, Kahala) brokered the gigs and sat in and was blowin' some mean harp as well...

SMOKIN' JOHN ATTACKED BY WILD WOMAN
Humbone lead guitarist "Smokin' John" Kahle was rippin it up at O'Tooles March 24th when suddenly a crazed woman jumped onstage and threw herself all over him ! It was rough but John kept on playing....ah, the courage he showed as a true team player, fighting her off to finish the tune unharmed...later, they had a drink together...hmmmm...the night went on and we had some tech problems but managed to pull the gig off well...Mahalo to all our bonehead fans...

SMOOCH GOES WILD
Humbones harp player "Smooch" Coulter stole the show at O'Toole's March 10th as he went off the charts blowin' for his fans who packed the joint late. We couldn't get off the stage as the crowd kept us jammin' way past our quittin' time! Great fun.....

NUUANU MARDI GRAS GETS HUMBONED !
It was PARTY TIME at "Fat Tuesday" MARDI GRAS celebration on Nuuanu Avenue Feb. 8th, 2005 as Downtown Charley and the HUMBONES rocked Honolulu ! The crowd of several thousand was dancing in the streets to the hot 'n heavy blues/rock tunes the 'Bones were puttin' out! What a night, they even had us on the TV news!

Come check out the band and have a great time dancing and partying the night away!

"Blues music is like an elixer that scrapes all the crap outa your system and leaves you feeling like a new person". - Downtown Charley
  
   Go get 'em Warriors..
 
  'Bones at Chez Monique
 
  Smooch was bobbin ' & weavin'
 
  2 ugly guys at Chez Monique
 
 Smooch & DT Crater Fun !
DT Charley, Smokin John at Pipeline
 
  L-R, Smokin' John, Rooster, Downtown, Dominic, Smooch at Mardi Gras
  Charley & John jammin' Mardi Gras
 
  Dominic Leonard on Fat Tuesday
 
   Smokin' John, Smoochie; BIG fun!
 
 
  Ala Moana Centerstage pics
 
 Jammin' with Harry Nakano
 at Jan's Party at O'Tooles
 
  Fun at Jan's Party
 
   'Bones play Blues Brews BBQ Fest
 
   JP Smoketrain joins us at BBBBQ
 
     Jan O'Donnell sings at 'Tooles 
 
  CraterFest- dreams do come true!
   
                Crater Jammin' 
 
    "Smokin' John" Kahle explodes
 
 
   "Smooch" Coulter blows harp
 
 
   "Downtown" Charley King
 
     
   "Rooster" Thomson does his thing
 
  Downtown, Smokin' John, Rooster
 
   "Smooch" Coulter and "Downtown
   Charley" jam at Mardi Gras 2006
 
 
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    "Downtown" Charley King,
    Sean "Boom Boom" Cannon and
   "Smokin' John" Kahle
 
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    "Rooster" Thomson keeps the
     beat goin'....
 
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   "Smooch" Coulter and Charley at
   O'Tooles
 
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   "Smokin' John" Kahle at O'Tooles
 
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  Original HUMBONE Sean "Boom Boom" Cannon
 
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    "Downtown" Charley plays slide
    with beer bottle at O'Tooles as
    "Rooster" keeps the beat...
 
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    Smooch & Charley on the big
    stage at Blues Brews and BBQ
    Festival on Nuuanu Ave.
 
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   Smokin' John at Blues Brews
   and BBQ Fest
 
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   "Boom Boom" was rock-solid and
    getting his swerve on at Mardi
    Gras 2005..
 
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  "We want YOU to be a
       BONEHEAD!"
 
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   Robert "Smooch" Coulter
 
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   BIG FUN at Blues & BBQ Fest!
 
       StarPoint Cafe, Feb. 2005
 
    HUMBONES at O'Tooles, 2004
 
  Bob & Charley...lotta years
 
          Outside Hard Rock Cafe
 
      Sean Cannon & John Kahle
 
      Outside O'Tooles, 2004
 
            Blues Brew & BBQ 2005
 
  Rooster sings Blues Brews BBQ '05
 
GIG RESUME' 
We've been Happy to entertain folks at these locations:

*Sand Island R&B                                 9/13/08     9 pm - 1 am
*Hawaii Yacht Club                           9/05/08     7 - 11 pm    
*Higher Ground                                    8/25/08      7 - 10 pm
*Hawaii Yacht Club                             12/31 07    9 pm - 1 am
*Sutton Construction, Waikane            12/21/07  4-9 pm
*Waimea Falls Park                            12/16/07  4-9 pm 
*Kaneohe Yacht Club                           12/8/07    6-10 pm
*Aloha Stadium, UH-Boise St              11/23/07  1-4 pm
*Waikiki Yacht Club                           11/9/07   6 - 10 pm
*Hawaii Yacht Club                           11/2/07    8 pm - 12 mid
*Aloha Stadium, UH Football             10/27/07   3-6 pm
*Aloha Stadium, UH Football             10/6/07     3-6 pm
*Ala Moana Ceterstage                      10/6/07     11 am - noon
*McCoy Pavilon, Ala Moana Park        10/4/07    6-8 pm 
*O'Tooles Pub                                     8/23/07    9 pm - 1 am
*Mokuleia Polo Club                          7/01/07     6 - 8 pm 
*O'Tooles Pub                                   6/28/07     9 pm - 1 am 
*Hickam AFB Officers Club               6/24/07     5 pm - 8 pm
*Chez Monique                                 6/22/07     9 pm - 12 mid
*Sand Island Sports Bar                   5/26/07     9 pm - 1 am 
*O'Tooles Pub                                  5/24/07     9 pm - 1 am
*CRATER CELEBRATION   5/19/07    7 - 10 pm
*Sand Island Sports Bar (R&B)         5/12/06    9 pm - 1 am
*Pipeline Cafe                                  4/29/07    7 pm - 9 pm
*O'Tooles Pub                                   4/26/07    9 PM - 1 AM 
*O'Tooles Pub                                 3/22/07   9 pm - 1 am 
*Kaneohe Yacht Club                      3/3/07     7 - 10 pm 
*Downtown Mardi Gras         2/20/07   7 - 10 pm
*Pro Bowl Festival                         2/8/07      1 - 2 pm
*Sand Island R&B                           2/2/07      9 pm - 1 am 
*O'Tooles Pub                               1/25/07     9 pm - 1 am
*Kaneohe Yacht Club                    1/1/07       2 pm - 5 pm
*O'Tooles Pub                              12/28/06    9 pm - 1 am 
*Hawaii Yacht Club                     12/22/06    8 pm - 12 midnight
*Aloha Stadium (OSU-UH)           12/2/06       4:30 - 6:30 pm
*O'Tooles Pub                             11/23/06     9 pm - 1 am 
*Hawaii Convention Center         11/04/06     10 pm - 12 mid
*Aloha Stadium                          10/28/06     3:30 - 5:30 pm
*Hawaii Yacht Club                    10/13/06     8 pm - 12 midnight
*Ala Moana Center Stage           10/07/06     1 pm - 2 pm
*O'Tooles Pub                            10/05/06     9 pm - 1 am
*O'Tooles Pub                            9/28/06      9 pm - 1 am
*Maliko Punalu'u                        9/17/06      1 pm - 5 pm
*Mokuleia Polo Club                   9/10/06     5 pm - 8 pm
*Hawaii Yacht Club                   9/08 06     8 pm - 12 midnight
*O'Tooles Pub                           8/31/06     9 pm - 1 am
*Kualoa Ranch, MDA Aloha Ride 8/20/06     1 pm - 2 pm 
*O'Tooles Pub                           7/20/06     9 pm - 1 am
*Blues Brews BBQ Festival       7/15/06     8 pm - 10 pm  
* Hawaii Yacht Club                 7/14/06     8 pm - 12 midnight
* O'Tooles Pub                         6/22/06      9 pm - 1 am 
* Hawaii Yacht Club                6/03/06      8 pm - 12 mid 
* O'Tooles Pub                        5/25/06       9 pm - 1 am 
* Hickam AFB O Club               5/19/06       6 pm - 9 pm
* Hawaii Yacht Club                5/5/06         8 pm - 12 midnight
* O'Tooles Pub                                     4/27/06              8 pm - 1 am 
*3660 On The Rise (Private)              4/8/06                8 pm - 11 pm
* DIAMOND HEAD CRATER CELEBRATION 4/1/06 -3-7 pm
*Hawaii Yacht Club                    3/31/06         8 pm - 12 midnight
* O'Tooles Pub                         3/23/06         9 pm - 1 am
Downtown Mardi Gras            2/28/06         8 pm - 10 pm
* Kaneohe Yacht Club              12/31/05/6     9 pm - 1 am
* O'Toole's Pub                       12/22/05        9pm - 1 am
* O'Toole's Pub                       11/24/05        9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                        10/27/05       9 pm - 1 am
* Kailua Beach Park                10/15/05        6 pm - 9 pm
* R&B Club, Sand Island           9/30/05         9 pm - 1 am
* Katrina Benefit , St Andrews  9/17/05        7pm - 8 pm
* Panama Hatties                    9/8/05          9 pm - 12 mid
* Panama Hatties                    9/1/05          9 pm - 12 mid
* O'Tooles Pub                       8/25/05         9 pm - 1 am
* Panama Hatties                   8/13/05         8 pm - 1 am
* Maliko Punaluu                   8/7/05           1 pm - 5 pm
* O'Tooles Pub                      7/28/05         9 pm - 1 am
* Blues Brews & BBQ Fest      7/16/05         7 pm - 10 pm
* O'Tooles Pub                     6/23/05         9 pm - 1 am
* Breakers (Haliewa)            5/29/05          3 pm - 7 pm
* O'Tooles Pub                    5/26/05          9 pm - 1 am
* Hard Rock Cafe'                5/20/05          9 pm - 1 am
* Hard Rock Cafe'                5/1405           9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                    5/1/05           9 pm - 1 am
* Hard Rock Cafe'               4/2905           9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                   4/26/05          9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                   3/31/05          9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub,                  3/24/05          9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                   3/10/05          9 pm - 1 am
* Downtown Mardi Gras      2/08/05          7 pm - 10 pm
* Star Point Cafe'               2/3/05           8 pm - 11 pm
* O'Tooles Pub                   1/27/05         9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                   1/2/05          8 pm - 12 midnight
* O'Tooles Pub                   12/30/04       9 pm - 1 am 
* Waikiki Yacht Club           12/10/04      6 pm - 10 pm
* O'Tooles Pub                    11/25/04      9 pm - 1 am
* O'Tooles Pub                    10/28/04      9 pm - 1 am
* Studio 1                            9/23/04       8 pm - 12 midnight
* Studio 1                            9/16/04       8 pm - 12 midnight
* Studio 1                            9/9/04         8 pm - 12 midnight
* Club Pauahi                       9/2/04         7 pm - 11 pm
* Club Pauahi                       8/26/04       7 pm - 11 pm