Remedy blows the doors off the Roxy Lounge in Phoenix, AZ. August 30, 2013
Rey, Iuni and Alvin are ready to rock the house at the Roxy Lounge.
Friday, August 30, 2013 The show at the Roxy Lounge last week was definitely a step in the right direction. Although Remedy is considered a "new" group, being they have been paying their dues by opening for many of Arizona's more established bands and major stars such as the Common Kings on September 20, 2013, they are generating so much crowd excitement during their set that fans are realizing they have to come early because the shows in AZ are hot right off the bat. The boys opened the show again this last Friday night in Scottsdale at the Roxy Lounge for Kush County and Tribal Theory where a large crowd showed up early to the delight of the Club. Sure enough the crowd was not disappointed. From the opening chords of the introduction to their second hana hou the crowd was on its feet dancing, yelling, laughing and faaumuing while the boys made music entertainment a reality. There were many there who were just attracted to the sound of the crowd inside that they had to come in and check out the show. Within the first 3 songs the crowd had swelled to fill the dance floor. The majority of the audience were mesmerized by the vocals and onstage performance of the 3 members of Remedy; Alvin, Iuni and Rey.
The girls were definitely feeling this performance.
This time the back up band was rocking it even though they just had 3 guys; Jack Lata on guitar AND keyboard, Albert Ainuu on bass and Paramore Aiono as the drummer. Paramore surprised all there being the new Drummer for Remedy, (and Alvin's younger brother) he played a flawless set even though this was his first live performance in a show. We definitely have found a diamond in the ruff with Paramore and can only anticipate great things from him in future shows. Jack was outstanding playing guitar then keyboards, sometimes switching during the same song several times to accommodate all the different sounds needed to make the sound full. And that was they key, making the music sound full and accurate. It was obvious that the boys enjoyed the quality of the music they were hearing as they performed with total abandon and their vocals sounded stronger with each song. By the end of the set the hana hous from the crowd were loud and clear. The crowd and fans were even throwing money at the boys on stage, making it rain while they sang the final two numbers in Samoan, Sa Ou Savali and Tali Maia. One young lady will remember this birthday for a long time as she was serenaded by the boys in honor of her birthday. As the manager of the Roxy Lounge said after the show, "It was unbelieveable." The other bands went up after Remedy. Kush County's set was top notch as usual and the boys from San Diego, Tribal Theory were awesome. Remedy was appreciative to be in the line up with such great musicians and cool people. The night was a night to remember for all.
San Diego meets Remedy.
Watch the Slideshow of pictures from the San Diego show above.
Remedy rocks Samoa Fest, 2013.
Remedy came to San Diego with a plan, to make new fans and get seen outside of Phoenix, AZ. From all accounts they succeeded on both counts as their performance was enjoyed by all those in attendance, and there were many who asked for the Remedy CD and although they were a little disappointed to find out it wasnt ready, they wanted one as soon as it was completed. The Samoan Community Council approved Remedy's performance at their annual Samoa Festival, which they held at the Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater. There were hundreds of people there for the day of entertainment, food and crafts. The entertainment started at 12 Noon, and was non-stop with various Samoan Youth groups from different churches in San Diego who performed Samoan Cultural dances. There was a crowning of the new Ms. Tausala 2013 and then the event ended with Remedy as the featured group. This was Remedy's first trip outside of Phoenix, AZ and although they were a little nervous they never showed it. As the set began with a short Samoan speech by "Iuni" the boys settled into the opening harmonies of "Sa ou savali" with a natural control that had the crowd clapping. The song went into overdrive with a reggae beat and the crowd went crazy. After that the boys knew they had them in the palm of their hands. The set included a song dedicated to the President of the Samoan Community Council, Kiki Sotoa-Solia, an entertainer in her own right who totally enjoyed being seated in front of the boys and sung to. The crowd were laughing as Alvin sang "A girl like you." to her in such a way that she was smiling from ear to ear. It was definitely the highlight of her day, and the connection with the audience was palpable as they went into their final song, "Dont Let Go." There was definitely an older audience there and they loved it when the boys sang Tali Maia, a Samoan love song. They had one more Samoan song (Le Matalasi) ready but they didnt sing it. Had they sung it the crowd would've surely enjoyed it. But perhaps next time. San Diego is now firmly a fan of Remedy and as a result of this performance Remedy has secured a spot on the largest stage on the west coast for Pacific Island music, the PIFA Festival in September. The boys and Jack (manager/guitarist) and Nicole Lata (keyboard player) all drove from Phoenix Friday night and arrived in Spring Valley at 4am Saturday morning. They caught a few hours sleep at bass player, Albert Ainuu's home before heading out for sound check. Nathan Lata, drummer joined them that morning from Huntington Beach. The manager, Jack Lata played keyboards and lead guitar during the set. Everything came together for a great show. After the show, Remedy took photos with a variety of new fans and members of the Samoan Community Council before packing up and driving back to Arizona. But before hitting the road Mahina Feesago, jack Lata's family treated the entire band to dinner at a Chinese Buffet where the boys did an impromptu performance for the restaurant owner and the other diners. All of the performances can be seen on various videos taken that night which will be seen on the Video page of this website. It was an awesome trip and God really came through for the group protecting them to and from California. They are expanding their fan base from Arizona to California. This will continue as the group performs at PIFA next week and some other concerts being set up as we speak.