On Top of the Aloha Beat BLOG


North Shore of Kauai Entertainment for ya...

Many people have this pre-conceived notion that there is not much to do on Kauai, aside from hiking, snorkeling, whale watching, etc. However, this island is bustling with talent and music abounds on every area of the island. It's true that there are not too many venues for LIVE BANDS on Kauai. In fact, Trees Lounge in Kapaa, Riptydes in Lihue, and Tradewinds Bar and Grill in Kapaa are the only venues on the East Side for Live Music.

There are many venues however for the singer songwriter, or slack-key guitarist. You can find a good North Shore schedule on the North Shore Kauai site, and the list is pretty accurate, except that Michael Ruff also performs on Friday night's at the new Westin in Princeville, a relatively new timeshare resort on the bluff overlooking the ocean.

My newest dance/funk band THE QUAKE, is gigging at Tradewinds this Saturday night, March 14th, and the following Saturday night, March 21st, at the fabulous Trees Lounge. We just finished our first demo and it's looking quite good. Check out my band the QUAKE, and tell me what you think. We are definitely fun to dance to and I have always enjoyed playing funky music. After all, i was born and raised in Philly, one of the R&B centers of the country, and grew up listening to THE SOUND of PHILADELPHIA, the signature sound of Gamble and Huff.

James lead singer for QuakeJames Norman is the Quake's soulful lead singer!

Those who don't know me can start to understand why my personal byline is "On Top of the Aloha Beat". That's my real estate slogan and it applies literally and figuratively.

Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: ron@hawaiilife.com

Comment balloon 7 commentsRonnie Margolis • March 09 2009 05:05PM


I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Posted by Sarah almost 12 years ago

Thanks Sarah. Appreciate the feedback.

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) almost 12 years ago


I want to sell my house and move to Kuaii immediately. I want to become a beach bum and enjoy the amazing scenery. Oh well, maybe in my next life.

Posted by Randi Steckler (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 12 years ago

Why not in this lifetime? Life is short.

Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) almost 12 years ago
I heard u guys play @ Pablo Cruz concert .. Me & my fiancé would luv to hear u play again.., because we r looking for entertainment for our wedding in November ...& we both enjoyed u guys.., when's the next time u play on Kauai??? I read march 14, saturday.., but the 14 is a Sunday... Which is it??? Please get back to me. Thank you:)
Posted by Jabrielle pundyke almost 11 years ago

Jabrielle, this is from last year, henceforth the 14th being a Saturday. Next Quake gig is March 27 (Saturday) at Trees in Kapaa. I believe I added your email to the fan list but must have written it down wrong because it bounced back. Can you send an email to normansovhd@yahoo.com, so I can remedy that? Mahalo and hope to see you on the dancefloor on the 27th.

Posted by Katerina Norman almost 11 years ago

Jabrielle, the Trees show has been cancelled but we're still playing this weekend. It will be at Hanamaulu Beach Park this Sunday, March 28, 2010at 2pm. Email us at normansovhd@yahoo.com so we can put your correct address into our database.

Posted by Katerina Norman almost 11 years ago