Taimane Gardener

Saturday, April 25, 2015
BAR 35 (35 N. Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii)
Time: 9pm-2am
Showtime : 10:30 pm
Cover: $5 / age: 21+


Special performance by TAIMANE GARDNER.

Spinning the best of the 80s, dark 80s, New Wave, rock 80s, early industrial, synthpop and more are DJ NOCTURNA, DJ RHOMBUS with Mistress of Ceremony LANA SALDANIA.


80s Pop Muzik and Miss Vamp Hawaii are proud to present ukulele virtuoso TAIMANE GARDNER. Taimane will be performing a very special dark 80s, 80s, 80s rock and classic rock set. We hope you can join us for this very special event up close and personal on the stage of Bar 35.


Taimane invokes the Duende in her music, the theme of DJ Nocturna’s A Feast of Friends on KTUH. According to Federico Garcia Lorca in his lecture in 1933 called “the Play and Theory of the Duende”, the duende is the spirit of evocation. It comes from inside as a physical/emotional response to art. It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive, such as in music and dance, especially flamenco. ‘The duende is not in the throat; the duende climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.’

The Duende is the dark creative inspiration in art, poetry, literature, music and dance. Nick Cave said “All love songs must contain duende for the love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain. The love song must resonate with the whispers of sadness and the echoes of grief …within the fabric of the love song, within its melody, its lyric, one must sense an acknowledgement of its capacity for suffering….”

About Taimane Gardner


Since the age of 5, Taimane Gardner has mastered the art of playing the ukulele that by the time she was 15 years old international corporations like IBM, Pepsi, Wells Fargo, Jeep, Zenith, Fujitsu, and Toyota have hired Taimane to perform at their events. She has grown into an international artist and has performed throughout the world including NY, Paris, LA, Napa, Catalina, Vegas, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Canada, Alaska, Seattle, Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti, Chicago & more. She has performed at private functions for John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Steven Seagull, Chicago, Chris Issac, Jimmy Buffett and more.

Whether delicately finger-picking through Bach or radically ripping through Led Zeppelin, Taimane has the ability to morph genres- form Classical to Rock to flamenco- and to stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawai’i, where she grew up. Her fingers fly and her body dances in a whirlwind of skill and sensuality leaving audiences gaping with amazement. Listeners will be riveted by the artistry of her technique and the tapestry of her styling. They will come to understand why Taimane is lighting up the industry.

Taimane was selected among hundreds of musicians to perform for the Dalai Lama at the “Pillars of Peace” conference. She has evolved into a multi-talented musician and a producer of “Theatrical Music”, creating full productions of “Circus Freak”, “Mad House” and “Taimane’s Universe”. She recently released her latest album “We are made of Stars.” http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/taimane

Thank you to Universal Art, Camera Obscura, Miss Vamp Hawaii, Count Dracula Hawaii, Nephilim Halls, Paragon Hawaii Gallery and Bar 35

Prior to April 25, 2015. Taimane will be talking to DJ Nocturna and Lana Saldania on A Feast of Friends Radio Show KTUH 90.3 FM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 (6pm-9pm).