On their second full-length album Point Panic, Mango Season deftly morphs from sunshiny acoustic island jazz to a sound that is decidedly soulful, introspective, and full of groove. Point Panic is their most creative and energetic material yet — a fantastic collaboration of musical styles made possible as the band grew from husband and wife duo, Annie & Curtis Kamiya, to a full funkified septet packed with a mean rhythm section and drenched in horns.
This Hawaiʻi-based band came to life on the Honolulu music scene in 2009 as an acoustic Hawaiian folk duo performing on the streets and in the dive bars of Chinatown. Evolving their sound to incorporate vintage soul, jazz infused harmonies and a shock of funk groove, the members draw inspiration from the sounds of Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Pink Martini, Sérgio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Steely Dan, and Kalapana. Mango Season is passionate about both their live concert experience, and providing the best in live entertainment for weddings and corporate events in Hawaiʻi.