Monday, March 4, 2013

Secret Sound Showcase at the Doris Duke Theater presents TR3ES in March 2013

Secret Sound Showcase at the Doris Duke Theater presents TR3ES on Friday, March 29, 2013. For more info, visit the link below:

Friday, July 20, 2012


TR3ES A trio featuring Ian O'Sullivan (guitar), Malaya LP (vocal musings) & Seph1 (style-lyricist)A trio featuring Ian O'Sullivan (guitar), Malaya LP (vocal musings) & Seph1 (style-lyricist) ; a dialogue between rooted individuals through a myriad of luminously intersecting genres Ian O’Sullivan Classical/Hawaiian/Hip-Hop/Roots/Jazz A graduate of Yale School of Music’s Classical Guitar Masters Program, Ian returns home to complete his debut album which is a compilation of Classical Guitar Music by composers from Hawai’i, which include Byron Yasui, Michael Foumai, Jeff Peterson, Darin Au, and Bailey Matsuda. In addition to his collaborations, the album will also feature some of his original compositions. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and was recently featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, North Shore News, Classical Guitar Review, as well as Soundboard Magazine Vol 38.No2. Ian will be teaching Applied Guitar at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa beginning this Fall 2012. Malaya LP (aka Paisley) Electro/Tropical/Chill-Hop A former student at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York’s Upper West Side, Lady Paisley has been woven into the Honolulu scene since as early as 1997. Several years after attending conservatory, she released her first collaborative project Memoirs of the Tempo (2007). She has been the lead vocalist for a number of experimental and jazz ensembles, which most recently includes trumpeter DeShannon Higa’s Subtonic Orchestra (whom Seph1 is also a featured vocalist). She returns from a two year hiatus after completing her degree at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is currently working on her solo album. Seph1 Ultramagnetic/Unspoken heard A veteran in the Honolulu scene, Seph1 has been the featured emcee for a number of hip-hop ensembles. He has opened for several major international artists and collaborated on several album releases. He is currently working on a solo album. He currently hosts his own progam the HI-Level Funkshun Show every Monday (3-6PM) on KTUH 90.3 FM Honolulu, at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where he has also taught Ethnic Studies and will be completing his degree this Fall 2012. He is a mentor for young aspiring musicians and spoken word artists and continues his work as an educator and community organizer.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The trio TR3ES returns at Brasserie Du Vin on August 4th (9-11PM)

Brasserie Du Vin presents "TR3ES" featuring Ian O'Sullivan (guitar)/Seph1 (stylyricist)/Malaya LP, aka Paisley (melodic musings) on 1st Saturday 8/4 from (9-11PM)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Let It Rain Ft. Lady Paisley

Let It Rain Ft. Lady Paisley
Enjoy inter-web world. This is the soundtrack to an upcoming series on "water" that our homie is writing. He is also the voice & producer of this track; our West African brother. Today is the first day of filming the series "Rain" and I am looking forward to sharing that with you as well. There will be various webisodes and I will keep you posted on all the details when everything's ready to grow. xo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Newest Instructor at Hawai'i Music School

Jennifer Cua, also known as “Lady Paisley” in the Honolulu music scene, has been studying performing arts since the early years in her birthplace of Manila, Philippines. She began with piano lessons at age 6, developed her love for music while singing in a traveling choral group in Southern California at age 8, fell in love with the flute at age 11 and proceeded to play in her school’s church band for the next two years. As a relatively shy person, she kept voice lessons under wraps & continued to build her confidence as a performer by taking jazz, ballet & theater classes. At 19, she was accepted into the Integrated Program at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York, but did not attend until age 22. During this time on O’ahu, she would occasionally play with the likes of Johnny & Ernie Cruz, Troy Fernandez, Makana, Fiji, BB Shawn, Jake Shimabukuro, John Yamasato & Lopaka Colon of Pure Heart at a local bar called Hot Lava. Upon returning to the islands two years later, she began pursuing other creative interests as well as a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Dance at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. At age 30, she began a musical experiment with the group Tempo Valley, using poetry and journal entries she had been collecting over the last eight years, resulting in her first CD project Memoirs of the Tempo which was released in 2007. The group began as a down tempo, hip-hop, world and dub group, and quickly evolved into a live neo-soul/hip-hop band under the direction of keyboard & saxophone extraordinaire David Mergens. In 2007, Paisley also became the lead vocalist for DeShannon Higa’s improvisational band Groove Improv Artists. In December 2009, main vocalists Paisley & Seph1 played their last show as Tempo Valley to continue their own musical journey. Paisley’s first solo album Malaya Elle P. is underway, which features some of her favorite producers & vocalists including musical genius Ted de Oliveira, son of Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro and Honolulu’s finest emcee/KUTH DJ Seph1.
In the summer of 2011, Paisley was invited to become a vocal instructor as a part of the Mana Maoli musical mentorship program at Halau Ku Mana charter school, which eventually opened the doors for her as a vocal coach. With years of private and group study in voice as well as voice & speech for actors, she is happy to offer a class in ear training & mirroring to young students at Hawaii Music School. Paisley incorporates relaxation techniques with vocal warm-ups to build a strong foundation and encourage students to create a practice that is relevant to their current lifestyle & interests. Adults are also encouraged to join; all levels are welcome.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

EllePhlaunt Artables "Flash Jewelry"

It's been a minute since my last post, and there have been a few times when I've thought about sending out a message to the interweb, then decided to just be present & enjoy the moment fully aware of what was happening. Major shifts are occurring at the time and I'm riding it out...

I had this urge back in December to dabble in my old jewelry making materials and made nearly 30 pieces within one week, staying up after work til 5am. It had been about 9 years since I had my custom jewelry design company and really got into this form of art, but within 1 week, I sold all the pieces I wanted to sell and chose my favorites to give as gifts to my family in Los Angeles. It was quite an amazing creative awakening...

EllePhlaunt Artables "Flash Jewelry" is only available by appointment only & by word of mouth, so there are no web pages. EllePhlaunt Artables will also be making rounds at some of our favorite town events so look out for the black trench coat or email LP @ Thank you & looking forward to making more creative connections... through sound, art & in all that we do. :)


EllePhlaunt Artables
Recycled Visual & Wearable Art
Handmade in Hawai'i by Lady Paisley

Tuesday, September 13, 2011