The Webster Street Stage began more than ten years ago to promote Bay Area contemporary musicians and performing artists. It has provided Asian Americans and entertainers of various backgrounds a venue to showcase their talent. From hip-hop to reggae, jazz to Top 40 R&B, and acapella, the Webster Street Stage lineup has always been exciting to watch. Come join in a full day of music and fun!
For over a decade, Bayonics has been rocking the San Francisco Bay Area with a unique blend of Latin, reggae, funk music. This stalwart band has been a Bay Area headliner for many years and they never fail to deliver fresh new music and move the crowd with consistent passion, energy, and emotion. Bayonics is led by the powerful vocal stylings of Jairo Vargas, aka Rojai (Row-Juh), who merges elements to produce a raw soulful sound as distinct and unique as the San Francisco streets that bred him. Channeling a sixth sense that only he holds, he puts forth melodies, lyrics and compositions that carry inherent respect for the artist that inspired his craft.
Playing to packed houses worldwide, Bayonics has performed everywhere from San Francisco to Miami, to Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Brazil. Bayonics has shared the stage with Wu-Tang Clan, N.E.R.D., Mos Def, Erykah Badu, J-Boog, Common, George Clinton, Katchafire, Los Rakas, Gondwana, RaShiloh, Yami Bolo, Warrior King, Alborosie, Ozomatli, Common Kings, and the Black Keys.
Blessed Love Gospel Reggae
An out-reached hand commissioned to spread the Good News through heart-thumping, energetic, anointed island soul reggae music. With a rhythmic and melodious sound that will enlighten and uplift, we will usher a LOVE that is so BLESSED that it will change the atmosphere.
D’Groove is a truly versatile party band. In its standard configuration, D’Groove is an eight-piece band featuring a standard four-piece rhythm section, Bay Area favorites Cindy Mestre and Jannel Candelaria as female vocalists, and male vocalist Johann Camat. Their soulful singing is combined with irresistible rhythms and fresh-rap-breaks showcasing their exciting power, range, and versatility – ensuring a night of high caliber entertainment and non-stop dancing. The band’s youthful front line, mature back line, and cultural diversity easily relate to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Established for more than a decade, D’Groove’s simple concept of playing the latest dance tunes, most heartfelt ballads, classic old school, and favorite standards assures a good time for all.D’Groove is a truly versatile party band. In its standard configuration, D’Groove is an eight-piece band featuring a standard four-piece rhythm section, Bay Area favorites Cindy Mestre and Jannel Candelaria as female vocalists, and male vocalist Johann Camat.
Their soulful singing is combined with irresistible rhythms and fresh-rap-breaks showcasing their exciting power, range, and versatility – ensuring a night of high caliber entertainment and non-stop dancing. The band’s youthful front line, mature back line, and cultural diversity easily relate to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Established for more than a decade, D’Groove’s simple concept of playing the latest dance tunes, most heartfelt ballads, classic old school, and favorite standards assures a good time for all.
Being born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii has indeed given Mike Dayao the roots and foundation of ALOHA – love, peace, joy, compassion and mercy. Growing up with the spirit of Aloha running through his veins, he gained heartfelt appreciation of the talented music playing throughout the islands of Hawaii at a young age. He started off learning piano, and as he exposed himself to more local music, his inspiration grew to another level, leading him to teach himself acoustic guitar at the age of 9. His natural musical talent and taste for musical appreciation led him to greater avenues after he moved to California for college.
While living in San Francisco, he formed the island-reggae rock band, My Peoples (formerly Kapakahi), and after a good run with them, Mike Dayao is exploring his solo path as a Hawaiian Contemporary Musician, sharing ALOHA and positive island vibes to the masses. His captivating lyrics will leave you humming his melodies, and his wholesome, yet soulful voice will fill the corners of any room and make you wonder how such a sound can come from such a small Filipino-Hawaiian. His sounds will take you back to when Hawaii radio stations would play Ka’au Crater Boys and Kalapana but with a fresh urban twist. Many define his style of music as a blend of Bob Marley & Bruno Mars, mixed in with a bit of Jack Johnson and John Cruz.
Shawn Megofna, otherwise known as Mr Mego, has been playing music for many years. Mr Mego has physical roots in the Bay Area, California, but his cultural perspective and values are that of island influences from Guam, Hawaii, and the Philippines. Constantly reminding us of how he is a singing and writing powerhouse out in the Bay Area through his music, Mr Mego is changing the face of Reggae by twisting it with Pop, RnB, Rock, and other popular genres. The songs that he brings to life clearly have their own identities and always have a different groove every time to capture all different tastes in music.
Mr Mego performs around the San Francisco Bay Area at Off The Grid venues, and has a residency at Noelani’s Bar and Grill located in San Carlos. You will see Mr Mego with his token Saxophone player, Alvin Mata. The growing popularity for Mr Mego not only exists in the Bay Area, but it spans across the islands of Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and many more. Mr Mego has been an established musician not only in the physical music scene, but in the internet music scene, garnering over 3.5 million views on Youtube under the alias of SMegofna.
Legendary Percussionist Pete Escovedo is an artist who broke down barriers between Smooth Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz and contemporary music. His name has been synonymous in the music industry for more than 50 years. Born in Pittsburg, CA, July 13th, 1935, he began his musical journey while attending high school in Oakland, CA. At the age of sixteen, he began playing the saxophone and then discovered percussion which became his love of rhythm and his dream of playing Latin Jazz music. After performing with various bands, in 1960 Pete and his brothers, Coke and Phil Escovedo, formed the Escovedo Brothers Latin Jazz band, performing around the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1970 Pete and Coke formed the band “Azteca” that toured the United States with Stevie Wonder and The Temptations. They recorded two albums on Columbia records which are now considered collector’s items, “Azteca” and “Pyramid of the Moon.”
Pete’s versatility as a Percussionist has been featured in performances and recordings by a wide range of Artists such as Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, Herbie Hancock, Mongo Santamaria, Bobby McFerrin, Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Stephen Stills, Billy Cobham, Anita Baker, George Duke, Boz Scaggs, Andy Narell, Al Jarreau, Ray Obiedo, Dionne Warwick, Marlena Shaw, Barry White, Angela Bofill, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Chick Corea, Dave Valentine, Najee, Gerald Albright, Prince, and the list goes on. He has performed with his Orchestra for President Obama twice at the White House. Pete believes that there is healing through music and has donated his time to numerous charity events to help children around the world by teaching the importance of music.
Today Pete leads one of the top Latin-Jazz Orchestras in the country performing his own unique sound and continues to deliver his music throughout the world. For concert dates and more information, go to www.PeteEscovedo.com.
Come get down and groove to the jammin’ sounds of Rendezvous! Bringing the party to San Francisco Bay Area shows since 1995, Rendezvous has been igniting the dance floors, and jumping the crowds out of their seats with their vibrant vocals and highly spirited, upbeat performances. Whether it’s R&B, Motown, Rock, Disco or Top 40, they are sure to get you shaking your hips and tapping your feet to your all-time favorites as you dance the day away!
Rendezvous’ members have over 25 years of passionate musical experience playing at various events, including special performances at Street Fairs, Festivals, Musical Showcases, Weddings, Restaurants, and Clubs.
Ladies and Gentlemen … RENDEZVOUS!