Robert Bush noon, March 26
The Cheap Leis
Sound description: Tiki gods menacing Greg Brady with violent music.
RIYL: Don Ho, the Sex Pistols
Inception: San Diego, 1998
Influences: Don Ho, fluf, Bartenders Bible, the Sex Pistols, Smith's Ranch Boys, Reeve Oliver
The Cheap Leis play Hawaii-themed punk music, wearing colorful clothes to match. Founded in 1997, the group is fronted by ukulele player O, also known as Otisserie B (real name Otis Barthoulameu), who also plays with Reeve Oliver. His other bands have included fluf and Olivelawn, and some reports claim he was once a roadie for the Misfits. Lap-steel player Adrian Demain is a former pro skateboarder. Bassist Jim Austin (Bartenders Bible) and guitarist Jonny Maccree also play with Smith’s Ranch Boys.