Taimane

Taimane

BandClassical

Original and unique. Mesmerizing performer.
Charismatic. Stage presence to da max.
Visual performer.
"Theatrical" and animated showman.
Captivating sound.
Fast songs played w/ a controlled frenzy.
Slow songs w/ gentle artistry.
A female Carlos Santana.

Biography

Taimane was born and raised in beautiful Hawaii in 1989. She is a typical carefree Hawaiian girl who happens to love music, ....of all kinds, and has a gift of unique musical talent.

Taimane was discovered by the late, great, legendary Hawaiian crooner, Mr. Don Ho.

At just 13 years of age Taimane was spotted playing her ukulele on the streets of Waikiki to help raise money for Honolulu's homeless musicians.

Don Ho got wind of this "phenom" and invited her to perform on his Don Ho stage in his Waikiki Showroom. He wanted to see if she was as good as he had heard. She went on to become his featured performer in every Don Ho show for 5 years (ages 13-18) and the rest is history.

What's interesting however, is that Taimane plays very little Hawaiian music!!!

Instead she plays a "next generation" of ukulele. She blends Bach and Beethoven with Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. She combines rock with classical and Flamenco.

She has even developed totally unique theatrical pieces of music on her ukulele and she is mesmerizing to watch live. It's crazy!!

Taimane is half Samoan and half Caucasian and her name means "Diamond" in the Samoan language.

She has a beautiful younger sister named, Teuila ("Ginger Blossom"), and two dogs, Boo Boo and Jack Jr.

Taimane has had the honor to perform throughout the world and for numerous VIPs including the Dalai Lama. *Note: She was selected from hundreds of great musicians for this honor.

She has also performed or opened for CHICAGO, John Travolta, Chris Issac, Jimmy Buffett, Konishiki, and Steven Seagal.

Please contact her manager at:
Jack C. Gardner
808-348-2818
email jackcgardner@hotmail.com

Discography

LOCO PRINCESS produced by SONY/BMG Japan / 2004

"LIFE" & THE ART & BEAUTY OF BEING HUMAN produced by Pony Canyon, Jpn / 2006

TAIMANE, LIVE IN WAIKIKI produced by Taimane's Diamond Entertainment. / 2009

UKULELE DANCE produced by Mountain Apple. / 2012

Set List

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

NEPTUNE'S STORM

TICO TICO

MOON

LED ZEPPELIN MEETS BEETHOVEN

MOTHER EARTH

ICE CASTLES

MARS

GIRL FROM IPE

TOCCATTA

GODFATHER

VENUS