Blue Note Hawaii
The Elevations

Hawaii Soul Revue 2024
The Elevations
Ft. Jason “Bison” Friedmann and Todd Hembrook

Inspired by the high-energy Stax and Motown revues of the past, The Elevations will be taking over the Blue Note for one explosive night of dyn-o-mite Soul!  Special guests will light up the night starting with some all-star talent from Todd Hembrook.  Todd is the front man for Todd Hembrook and The Hemispheres and also Chicago legends, Deal’s Gone Bad.  For the one-two punch knockout, Jason “Bison” Friedmann will also be there tearing up the stage with the same moves and vocal delivery that made Hawaii’s very own, Go Jimmy Go, “The Island Sound Known the World Around”!  This dynamic duo haven’t shared the stage in over 8 years and it will be electric… Get ready Honolulu, The Hawai’i Soul Revue 2024 is coming for you!

Tickets: $20-$25



  • Seating is First Come, First Served
  • $10 Food or Beverage Minimum Per Person 
  • Full Bar & Full Dinner Menu Available
  • No refunds or exchange. Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct date and time. Mahalo!


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  • The Elevations Hawai'i

    Introducing The Elevations… The Dyn-o-mite Vintage Soul Explosion Out of Honolulu, Hawai’i! 

    • Lead vocals – Kehaulani White
    • Backup Vocals – Cheyenne Leong
    • Backup Vocals – Aiddy Weisbecker
    • Tenor Sax – Eric White
    • Trumpet – Rob Toyama
    • Guitar – Gilbert Batangan
    • Drums – Keli’i Wong
    • Bass – Rodney Drummer
    • Percussion – Carlos Betancourt

    Vintage noun vin·tage \ ˈvin-tij \
    of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past. — Cambridge Dictionary

    “We are an 8 piece vintage soul band, doing it in the original style before Mwtown. It was at the cusp of original r&b from the 40’s and 50’s mixed with the Blues that Soul was born! That’s the era that we are focusing on — the origin, the source To me, it’s a more driving sound, more raw, more gritty. I hear more rock n’ roll than I do Motown. I guarantee that most people have never heard of Bettye Lavette, Jean Wells, Ricky Allen, Freddie Scott, et al. But, we are also looking to modern bands that play in that style (vintage soul) as well like Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Lee Fields and The Expressions, Saunn & Starr, et al. These bands provide the bridge from the original artists to the modern day world. It is from here that we hope to make a difference and make our own original music to share with the rest of the world.” Eric White, The Elevations sax player

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