Midnight Kahuna / Press

“Desde el corazon de Kendall, Florida otorgamos El Premio AG FL Musica Verdadera 2017 a Midnight Kahuna por su musica basada en la verdad y por su lucha contra la basura en Hollywood atraves de esa musica. By majority vote we award the 2017 AG FL True Music Award to Midnight Kahuna for music that comes from the heart and soul while at the same time giving headaches and indigestion to the Hollywood Establishment.”

"Midnight Kahuna is perhaps the best-kept secret in southern Florida, for now. Where Jimmy Buffet has his trusty Margaritaville revelers and the Grateful Dead still have their faithful Deadheads, they are both yesterday’s news compared to Midnight Kahuna. Called Kahunuts, the group continues to garner an immensely loyal following. That’s because the band is anything but a relic. In fact, the group has headlined Hollywood, Florida’s Hard Rock Café several times, as recently as last weekend. But the Midnight Kahuna story does not stop there. Led by imaginative frontman and founder Lika Kanuke, the Hialeah-based group’s music has been called “New Wave Island Rock.” That moniker does suit the highly inviting sound of Kanuke and company..."

"Brave New World' by Midnight Kahuna is a South Florida musical anomaly of epic proportions. It is now the standard for all other regional organic music to be measured. Not the same, different, perfectly produced and masterfully written. This is an achievement by a talent who will not be ignored and must be shared... experience 'Brave New World' and you will see what I mean... "

"As Radio Host for Tiki Island Radio I have had the pleasure to feature Midnight Kahuna as a Spotlight Artist and frequently play his music during my LIVE Broadcasts for nearly a year. Influenced by Billy Joel, The Police and Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefers, Midnight Kahuna brings passion and pizzazz to their listening audience. Always fresh and exciting, with a unique style that gets your attention, keeps your attention and leaves you wanting more and more. Midnight Kahuna Rocks!!!" -Robbie Collada, Tiki Island Radio

“Midnight Kahuna, a well tuned music engine leaving the crowds in awe at the Hard Rock Cafe. What can I say? Well blended, from the production all the way down to the vocals. The bedroom sounding production only adds uniqueness to their distinct sound. Checkout their music, it's worth a listen.”

“This singer songwriter has been taking notes, and it’s paid off. Midnight Kahuna’s Rick Canut lists Billy Joel, The Police and Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefers as an influence, but instead of approaching the studio like an earnest fish out of water, his taste in music feeds into a sound that resembles Elvis Costello born onto the modern day punk scene. Canut certainly puts his peers to shame with songs that make other attempts at garage punk seem farcical. In particular, lead song “Jackie Star” sounds like it was produced in a bedroom in 2014 but jimmies and jives like it was penned in some long forgotten basement circa 1975. The fusion of spit and swing is unusual, but coming from Midnight Kahuna it makes perfect sense. Based in Miami, it doesn’t seem like Midnight Kahuna will tour the UK any time soon, but if you live stateside the prospect would certainly be worth a venture outside. Otherwise, you can listen to “Jackie Star” below and find out more”

“popVLTR: You've been making moves in Miami, how'd you get into music? MK: We are a Miami based group. With the exception of our guitarist who is originally from New York, the rest of us are Miami Natives which is rare because Miami is filled with people from somewhere else.We've all been around the music scene down here for years. We have worked with different bands, as session players, or as different incarnations of what is now, the Midnight Kahuna. How'd we get into music? Pretty much how you get into anything else I would imagine. We weren't into fishing or sports I guess. Our heroes were musicians. Once we discovered we had a talent for it, it became our form of expression.”

"These guys are consumate showmen! When I go see see the Midnight Kahuna, I go for the experience. I get the music, I get the vibe, I get the whole shabang! Their fans are wearing the band's t-shirts, they are buying the albums and learning the songs. They have a live following that is not common in that they are one community much like the parrotheads that follow Buffett or like the Deadheads who would follow the Grateful Dead. They call themselves the Kahunuts and they can get nutsy! It's great just to sit back at a Midnight Kahuna show and watch the interaction not just between the band and the fans but between the fans themselves. It is something that has been missing in the scene down in South Florida and its great to see a resurgence in that kind of fan interaction. If you haven't seen the Kahunas in concert, do so. You won't regret it and chances are, you'll be hooked!"

Bee Gonzo - Sunshine City Music Blog

"Congratulations to the Midnight Kahuna on making it to the Regional Finals of the Hard Rock Rising Competition 2012! They will be battling it out on March 8th, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood to see which band gets to represent the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in the final phase of the competition! We wish them all the luck in the world!!!"

The Savage Patty Newsletter

"The Midnight Kahuna is unique and original in their sound. They are talented and seasoned. It does not hurt either that they are "easy on the eyes", as some girls who frequent their shows have put it. I wouldn't be surprised if they become the next best thing out of Miami. They definitely have what it takes to do it."

Bill White - Miami Life Magazine