Comically blending a variety of circus arts with live music performance, Alexander the Amazing and the Amazing Alexanders are here to charm your socks off. Taking center stage is the musical juggling clown with a little bit of magic up his sleeve, Alexander M. Knapp, who is joined by Asha Azama on the Piano, Eric Fellows on the drums, and Elijah Livingston on the guitar. Alexander the Amazing is the cofounder of the contemporary comedic performance ensemble Bing Bang Boom Circus. Keep up to date with his performances by visiting his website here: https://www.bingbangboomcircus.com/
Performing on her double-tabbed aerial hoop, Thula Moon showcases her unique style which combines dynamic contortion, strength, and artistic manipulation from the Empty Palace stage. Thula discovered a passion for circus at an early age and began her circus career performing with the H.I.C.C.U.P. Circus on the Big Island of Hawaii. A graduate of the prestigious National Circus School in Montreal, she is now based in Germany performing for companies such as Wintergarden Berlin, GOP Variety, and Base Berlin. Find more from Thula at www.thulamoon.com
Kailee Spark is a Big Island based singer/songwriter. “Savor This” is the titular track off her upcoming debut album, available for pre-order now via bandcamp and hitting the airways June 4th! Pre-order her album now: https://kaileespark.bandcamp.com/rele…
Hana Hou with the father of Hawaiian Reggae Bruddah Waltah performing an acoustic version of the beloved radio classic.
Live looping artist Markus Mars performs an original composition entitled “Live from the Empty Palace.” We are proud to pass the 50 episode milestone, and look forward to continue to showcase the diverse talent of Big Island. Created in response to the ongoing pandemic, LIVE FROM THE EMPTY PALACE is a video series of live performances held in the empty auditorium of the Hilo Palace Theater. Thank you to all the artists, musicians, and performers who have contributed to the series, and thank YOU for continuing to tune in!
Hana Hou with Higgs and his original laid back folk-hop. The Hawai’i Island based singer/rapper/songwriter is a featured artist on the Live from the Empty Palace 2020 Compilation album, now streaming on Spotify, iTunes, and all digital platforms.
Kona based singer/songwriter Nick Wong performers his original track “While It Lasted” Live from the Empty Palace. Nick is a promising young performer and producer on the rise in Big Islands music scene. Hear more from Nick Wong at https://nickwongmusic.com/ and all digital platforms.
Kumsa Maphalala is an 20 year old singer/songwriter/musician from the Big Island of Hawai’i. She is joined by fellow Big Island based musician Diga Kern on piano. Together they perform the original song “Stop Being Nice,” Live from the Empty Palace.
Kawohi Kamaka plays an acoustic version of his song about heartbreak “Played a Fool.” Kawohi Kamaka is a Kona based singer/songwriter and performs regularly for events and weddings. Kawohi’s music is streaming on all digital music platforms.