In Hawaii, a commonly heard phrase is “ono grinds” , which means “good food”. In recent times, another popular phrase heard locally and beyond is “Ono Grimes” – a tasty band best described as a musical stew of complex flavors. From hot and spicy New Orleans funk, to cool and sultry samba, this group explores the four corners of musical cuisine. Comprised of four musicians with extensive musical histories, the band is diverse enough to weave its way through everything from acoustic ballads to funky electric blues. With Steve Grimes on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Tim Hackbarth on electric bass, Dickie Tilton on piano, and Kerry Sofaly on drums, Ono Grimes shines while performing an extensive repertoire of original songs in a quiet concert setting, or cranking out blues, funk, Latin, rock, r&b and swing tunes to a packed dance floor. Besides the compositions of songwriter Grimes, the band also covers the music of some of their favorites: JJ Cale, Keb Mo, Jon Cleary, Delbert McClinton, Johnny Guitar Watson, Boz Scaggs, The Subdudes, Ry Cooder, John Hiatt and many others. For more information, or for bookings, please contact Grimes Guitars at 808.878.2076.
"I saw these guys playing in Port Townsend, Washington and the entire bar was like a great feast!!! Just really FUN! Great repertoire ! These guys rock !"