I'm happy to announce a welcome diversion from the world's current situation.
This Friday evening at 6:30 Pacific time, The Hula Girls will be releasing our brand new
music video for a song made famous by the godfather of tiki music, Martin Denny.
It may be our finest musical performance.... and certainly our most cinematic presentation ever.
The premiere will be on our YouTube channel:
'The Enchanted Sea' music video features acting by Veronica Velvet, Audrie Loraine, Kiki Flambé, Marlena Khramova, Rebecca Rose, Julie Mullins, Kelly Merrill, Donnie Chartier, Kevin Stewart, Dave Estala, Zack and Rochelle Arant, Dano Forte, and Gus Economu as 'the sailor.'
We are having our tiki mug release party in conjunction with our Viva Las Vegas tiki after party! Our own Shorty Poole is going to open the show with his new band, The Rhythm Rousers, playing wild 1950's rock n roll.
If you bought one of our Tiki Diablo-sculpted 10 Year Anniversary mugs, you can pick them up at the show. If you can't make it to the show, they will be mailed right out to you after the event.
You guys have been sooo patient in waiting for your tiki mugs to arrive!! Danny Gallardo (Tiki Diablo) and his team have been working hard at designing, sculpting, and firing the mugs for us. ...But with that level of quality, comes time... and just when I was losing hope on a release date happening soon, I received a text and a photo.
The mugs will be done at the beginning of April!
Sooo... I thought, damn, I gotta plan a mug release party. Our buddies at the great new Long Beach tiki bar, The Bamboo Club, are eager to host the party! Shorty's new rockabilly band will open the show, The Hula Girls will perform (including some new songs from our summertime 45rpm release on Hi-Tide Recordings), and we will be handing out the sold out mugs to respective purchasers! If you bought a mug, but can't make the party, it will be mailed out to you.
And if you didn't buy a mug, come for the music and the cocktails at a great new location! It's going to be a big night of music and drinks.
In the the grand tradition of flat glazed, authentic-styled tiki mugs of the 1950s/ '60s, I present to you, The Hula Girls' ten year anniversary tiki mug by Tiki Diablo. When coming up with the concept for our ten year anniversary mug, I wanted to make sure that we paid tribute to the golden era of Polynesian pop mugs, that it was a Hawaiian Ku tiki, and that it wasn't a cartoon interpretation of our logo.
When Danny sent me the sculpt of this art piece, I was elated.
Production begins now and we will hopefully start shipping them out in the next three months or so. For those of you who have already ordered one, thank you so much for your patience… For those of you who have not ordered one, there are only about 25 left.