BIG HIGH FIVE to EG for joining what Mick calls his “New Mix”of talent, sure to shake it up on Maui. Mick appreciates great musicians and wanted to put this band together to reflect 'island music'. He says, “ I have a sneaky suspicion, (the band) will have a lot of pop culture interest and a whole subculture."
EG joins other members, Willie K, Rick Vito, Raiatea Helm and Lopaka Coln. We will keep you posted on "The Island Rumours" appearances. Make sure to sign up for the Newsletter on the top of his website and we'll keep you posted on appearances of "The Island Rumours". Congrats again EG for playing in great company! You can read full story below.
Reinterpret, reinvent, revisit. Those three Rs are the formula for Mick Fleetwood, founder of the renowned Fleetwood Mac, and his new Island Rumours Band.
"I've always been a musician, but I have entrepreneurial tendencies outside of Fleetwood Mac," Fleetwood said in a phone interview from his sprawling home in Kula, Maui.
For Island Rumours, Fleetwood (drums) tapped local singers-musicians Willie K (voice and guitars) and Eric Gilliom (voice and guitars), Hawai'i songstress Raiatea Helm (voice and 'ukulele), and veterans Rick Vito (voice and guitars) and Lenny Castellanos (bass). He also acquired the services of Lopaka Coln (voice and percussion), after hearing his percussion artistry on a Henry Kapono album.
Fleetwood knew what he didn't want to do - and that was to stifle the existing careers of the local musicians.
"This is all about expansion, to feel free," he said. "They have their own careers, but now they have something else they need to be serious and committed to, and I feel we'll all benefit from whatever we'll do.