Red Sand Duo features Howard Nett on Guitar and Vocals and Chris Pangaribuan on Percussion, vocals and guitar. They play a large mix of pop, rock, jazz, and latin. As members of Overcrowded Avenue they are have been refining their craft at venues throughout Oahu for the past 4 years. Cris is one of the most on demand drums in the Oahu music scene and their blend of harmonies is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next event or wedding.
Overcrowded Avenue is band that blends sounds to make their own. A pinch of Pop a dash of Jazz, a hint of Soul, and lot of dedication and love for the creative flame that pushes us. Starting over 2 years ago in Honolulu, Overcrowded Avenue formed mixing the unique talents of HowardNett, Cris Pangaribuan, and Aaron Loesser. Howard grew up in the Midwest and studied with one of the great Blues legends of Des Moines and later honed his craft of writing and performing in the Bay Area including opening for The Roots, The Black-eyed Peas, and Maceo Parker. His style mixes urban jazz, soul, blues, pop, and country. Aaron Loesser has been a stable on the Honolulu music scene for years and is a graduate of Berklee School of Music. His style layers melody with the drive to find the pulse of the song. Cris Pangaribuan has quickly established himself as a first call drummer on Oahu with a number of local bands. Originally from Indonesia, Cris first started exploring his style in the Jam Band scene in Colorado. You can hear the influence of Jazz, Motown, fusion, and pop in his sound. He currently teaches at Chuck James music and helps lead his church's band every Sunday.
The Howard Nett Duo plays and exciting blend of jazz, pop, motown, latin, and wedding classics. Featuring Howard Nett on vocals and guitar and Reggie Padilla on Saxophone. The two have over 30 years of experience combined, and have played everything from intimate weddings to large corporate events for companies such as Genetech, Mother's Cookie Company, and Traveler's Insurance. Howard has opened up for The Black Eyed Peas and The Roots in past projects and is recording an original solo album with Hawaii's top producer. Reggie has toured in Japan and the Phillipines with chart topping pop stars from the 1970's, and is the current University of Hawaii big band director. Larger groups are available on request, and we play special request with enough advance notice. We look forward to making your event something special.