The 14 musicians who make up OPERATION ALOHA had an amazing opportunity. With a month of free time in between tours, recording and the general chaos of their schedules, each musician flew to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, to live in a strange compound of tree houses with friends whom they respect and share common interests with.
Captivated by the magnificence of the island, members of Maroon 5, Gomez and Phantom Planet, among others, decided to plug in some instruments and see what happens. The end result is a collection of songs that captures the tranquility, freedom and spirit of Hawaii. Their self-released and self-titled debut is set to be released on May 12.
Operation Aloha Photo Diary:
Ian Ball of Gomez/Operation Aloha Performing “Failure”
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Operation Aloha Musicians:
Dajon Everett (Gomez)
Ian Ball (Gomez)
James Valentine (Maroon 5)
Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet)
Christopher Wray-McCann (Photographer)
Fil Krohnengold (All Spots To Black)
Nadav Kahn (Kahn Brothers)