An update on past news

Saturday, November 10, 2001

Fabulous Krush members split,
but most still active in music

by Kelliann Shimote.

Question: In September the Star-Bulletin reported on what happened to Hal Bradbury of the Fabulous Krush. What ever happened to the other members of the group from the late '70s and early '80s?

Answer: The Waialua-born band members -- Hal Bradbury, Edwin Ramones, Bobby Gonzales, Wade Kuroiwa, Butchie Canencia, Philip Galaura, Macky Galbiso and Freddie Paraz -- have moved on.

Ramones stopped performing with the Krush earlier this year and is now a music director for weddings at Ko Olina Resort & Marina.

Ramones said as a music director his responsibilities include composing and arranging music that clients pick for their ceremony.

"My heart is still with the Krush," he said. "There's still a want to perform, but because the music industry has changed a lot, to just jump in is not a good idea."

Galaura moved to Torrance, Calif., in February 1997. He works as a worship leader and janitor for Living Word Fellowship. His responsibilities as a worship leader include directing his 10- to 12-member band as well as organizing and composing music for the church.

"I just felt really humbled to play in a church," Galaura said.

Bradbury now works for JML Masonry and plays with a six- to 12-member band entitled Anything that Moves.

Freddie Paraz joined the Society of Seven Las Vegas in June 2001. He also manages Pa'ani Record Co.

"The bottom line is, what I do is I play music ... so I felt like, well, I'll try do both ... maintain a record company and go back to music playing live," Paraz said.

Krush members Canencia, Gonzales, Galbiso and Kuroiwa could not be located.

The band had hit songs like "Waialua Sky," "Hold Tight" and "Take Me to the Mountain."

"They had great vocal harmony when I first heard of them at Waialua High School," said former manager Yemun Chung. "They had a sex appeal, charisma and balance."

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