The Hypnotiques deliver music true to their name — songs made popular throughout the 1920s-1960s, but with their own rhythmic spin. (You have to hear their cover of the original Hawaii 5-0 theme song!)
This boss quartet blends Hawaiian, exotica, jazz, and other music styles for a performance that sounds like a vacation feels. Just in time for the high heat of summer, The Hypnotiques will be playing it cool at their only Library District concert in July.
Together, they’re bringing retro back to Sin City, but each member of The Hypnotiques is impressively talented in their own right. Guitarist Brent Paul has performed locally with CSN’s music ensembles, and in Honolulu, Hawaii, he accompanied ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner. Bassist Robert John Kley — whose accomplishments include rocking Ozzfest as a member of hard rock band Magna-Fi — is also a famed photographer and videographer.
Singer, ukulele player, and bandleader Kitty Chow hails from Kona, Hawaii, and whisks you away with her sultry voice. Canadian-born Bettina May, the band’s drummer, brings sexy back by dancing and singing at times behind her drum kit.
And here’s a fun fact: Kitty and Bettina are both accomplished burlesque performers. Kitty’s performances at Fisherman’s Famous San Francisco Burlesque put her in the elite echelon of the burlesque firmament; and Bettina’s talents as an iconic pin-up model and burlesque talent have been covered by The New York Times, New York Daily News, Toronto Star, and the UK Daily Mail.
The group performs frequently in Las Vegas at GOAT Sports Bar and The Golden Tiki. Their Library District show will be a rare opportunity for all ages to enjoy their jazzy Hawaiian vibe in a larger theater setting.
Sunday, July 28 | 2 p.m.