The Intire Project
Saturday, October 27, 2012 • 8-8:50pm
Nuboo Stage (King St. & Nuuanu Ave.)
Part of the FREE Street Festival Schedule + Map
It’s cute when family members jam together. If they form a band — even better. Thankfully for us, The Intire Project went above and beyond the two and created a great band that hit the ground running and won’t stop anytime soon. It was two brothers that started off the musical magic that rapidly grew into a well-disciplined melee. Having evolved quickly, The Intire Project’s music came to sound like a combination of fuzzed-out, entrancing rock and pop-leaning country bluegrass — much like a lovechild of Radiohead and Mumford & Sons.
Now at full force as a five-member band, The Intire Project is led by frontman Matty McIntire on guitar, vocals, lyrics, and beat box. Ethan Jones strums the upright bass, Tyler Mongan picks the banjo, Killin Reece shreds the electric guitar, lap steel, and back-up vocals, and Drew Henmi kills it on drums and back-up vocals.
Few Honolulu bands can claim a combination of banjo and lap steel, of upright bass and beat box. So while only less than two years together, one should not be astounded that the gentlemen of The Intire Project were selected for Mountain Apple Company’s Alternative HI compilation, which was released this past spring, representing themselves with the song “Blue Eyes.”
The Intire Project’s music searches for the root of one’s soul through a fusion of folk, soul, and funky.