Annie Kamiya | Vocals & Percussion
Annie fell in love with music and theatre at a very young age where her rural Oregon home was always filled with the sounds of her parents’ music – Steely Dan, Rickie Lee Jones, Nina Simone, Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ‘66, Michael Jackson, Herb Alpert, and her girl crush – Lani Hall (come on, have you seen her in Never Say Never Again? ). Her first staged play was at 6 years old where, along with her Bugs Bunny doll and Strawberry Shortcake figurines, she gave a powerful interpretive performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture (her father still gives it “two thumbs up!”). While attending the University of Puget Sound as a theatre major, Annie met and fell in love with her now husband and musical partner, Curtis Kamiya, a local boy from Hawaiʻi. Thus, the loving seeds of Mango Season were planted. Today, Annie is an entrepreneur — she owns Curtis Kamiya Music (private music lessons), Mango Season Music (the band), and Mango Season Weddings (live music & planning/coordination) — and continuously works on her lounge singing act covering the most over-the-top Bond film hits (see Lani Hall reference above). When not singing and running day-to-day operations, you can find Annie hiking the ridges of Oʻahu with lady hikers more hardcore than herself, and getting sweet cuddles from her two fur babies, Lexie and Bailey.