Hana Aluna & Mendeleyev

Hana Aluna & Mendeleyev

Wed 4.10.19

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Hana Aluna - (Set time: 7:00 PM)
Hana Aluna
Hana Aluna started writing music at 9 years old when her dad dropped a guitar in her lap. By the time she was 18, she was writing a new song every day and recording them in her bedroom. Struggling with stage fright, she only started performing in the spring of 2017 when she joined a folk duo named Olivia & Aluna. After the duo split up, she decided to face her fear and start performing as a solo artist. She has performed alongside Kenny Loggins, Jack Johnson, and David Crosby at the Jack Johnson & Friends benefit concert, and had the privilege of opening for Ingrid Michaelson and Jon McLaughlin at the 2015 Kids Helping Kids concert. Her musical influences are Emily King, The Staves, Nora Jones, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Lauryn Hill.
Mendeleyev - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
American singer-songwriter Mendeleyev has been a lifelong lover of music. He started playing guitar when he was just three years old and continues to hold an unbreakable bond with the instrument. In grade school, he picked up instruments quickly and fervently, becoming quite skilled on piano, bass guitar and drums. He played a multitude of these instruments in some bands in high school and won a school-wide talent show, playing an original song for hundreds of members of the student body. After graduation, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where his principle instrument was the guitar. Being surrounded by such talented individuals during this time was very inspiring for Mendeleyev and he thrived there. A lover of traveling and seeing new places brought the artist to his decision to leave Boston, and he has barely stopped moving since.

Mendeleyev feels privileged to have had the opportunity to visit the places he has and to bring his music there with him. He and his bands used to perform at local venues in the artist’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California, but when asked if there was an event that really inspired him to pursue music, Mendeleyev tells this story:

"It was a sold out concert I attended at Arlington Theater. Michael Franti and Jack Johnson were performing and right before they played a cover of Sublime’s “What I Got”, they called me up onto the stage and had me sing along with them. In that moment, I knew I wanted to perform."

Since this moving experience, Mendeleyev has had the opportunity to play for people around the world! In the summer of 2010, he played acoustic guitar and sang for people all over Africa and India, including the Masaii tribesmen and Wangari Maathai, leader of the Green Belt Movement and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. During July and August of 2011, Mendeleyev toured Europe with Travelers, a band of his brother’s and Berklee classmates. Stopping in London, Amsterdam and Stockholm, Mendeleyev loved having the chance to play his songs for a new audience every night. Today, he remains excited to bring his music to new places. Young and full of energy, there is no telling where Mendeleyev will be heading next!
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101