Proof Social Club [Phone: (808) 537-3080], 1154 Fort Street Mall #10, Honolulu, HI 96813
An early evening of originals and uplifting covers in the spirit of Celtic Slack Key guitar & Tender Metal at a tasty venue with great pizza during Happy Hour.
A cool new lounge in Kailua. Looking forward to sharing our music with you. For more info, check out: https://sessionshawaii.com/
Hawaii Polo Fields - Mokuleia , 68-411 Farrington Hwy, Waialua HI 96791
Solo guitar music for the opening from 5:30 - 6:30pm for this great community evening at the Hawaii Polo Club, 68-411 Farrington Hwy, Waialua, HI 96791 /https://hawaii-polo.org/. The event is from 5 - 9pm with entertainment from Iona Pear Dance Co. and Hawaiian Soul Band - exceptional food & silent auction $125/person / VIP tables available. HaleiwaArtFestival.org (808) 637-2277
Michael Tanenbaum is a Celtic inspired instrumental guitarist based in Honolulu, Hawaii. His music is inspired by the power of the land, light and ocean waters of the islands. The islands' Hawaiian Slack Key guitar music inspired him to re-explore the guitar after 25 years at the piano. In time, he incorporated his northern Celtic music roots with the tranquility and beauty of his new home in a fusion of what he now calls locally, "Celtic Slack Key". In time, he incorporated his northern Celtic music roots with the tranquility and beauty of his new home in a fusion of what he now calls locally, "Celtic Slack Key".
He's an innovative composer/guitarist of instrumental music that can be described as visual "Guitar Tapestries" - music you can SEE. Storytelling for him takes the form of acoustic journeys through changing landscapes. His major guitar influences include: Bruce Cockburn, Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Don Ross, Alex De Grassi, Pat Metheny, Franco Morone and Makana.
Michael has composed music for film and modern dance extensively. His music has been scored in several films: the local food movement film "Ingredients Hawaii" (2012), the giant wave surf film "Finding Aloha 2" (2010) and the documentary "Hawaii: Long Story Short" (2009) which explores Hawaii's geological emergence from the ocean floor.
For guitar performance and composition, he placed among the top 5 finalists in the 2009 Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at the Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston, Ontario Canada. In the same year, his Big Island inspired tune "Road To Waimea" was nominated for Best World song at this year's New Music Awards in the Barrie New Music Festival in Canada.
In 2003 Michael won a silver medal for original composition in the World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles - an Olympic style competition among musicians from around the world.
Michael graduated from Brown University where he was first introduced to computer and electronic music. Since then, his fascination with all things acoustic and digital has led him to bring those two worlds together in a variety of engaging ways. From live performance art to intricate studio work, the elegant union of these different worlds is his life work.