Island contemporary reigns supreme as Second Hand Soul releases their debut album, “Aloha.” Don’t let the name fool you, Second Hand Soul’s sound encompasses reggae and pop with an island groove.
Jamming with seasoned musicians, Second Hand Soul’s rock solid rhythms are created by lead vocalist, writer and guitar player, Al Mira-Fuentes, Todd Uyehara on drums, Ann Van Natia on bass, Jeff Llacuna on keys, Freeman Ka’apana on ukulele and vocalist Joanna Agbayani, who stand poised to emerge as one of Hawaii’s most popular island music bands.
Best know for their amazing live performances, “Aloha” hangs true to Second Hand Soul’s sound. Using all live instruments, producer Bob St John captured the feel and resonance of their stage show on each of the albums eleven original songs.
Second Hand Soul’s easy going island sound is showcased on songs such as “I Got You Girl,” “Think About You,” and the duet “Sugar In My Veins.” They can also kick it up a notch with high energy tracks like “3.9,” Second Hand Soul’s ode to the popular pocket bike.
Whatever your taste in island music may be, Second Hand Soul has got it covered. Their album of all new original music will fit nicely into anyone’s island music collection.