Ooklah The Moc

Ooklah The Moc
Background information
Origin Palolo, Hawaii
Genres Roots Reggae
Years active 1994–present
Labels Ghetto Circus Records, Father Psalms Studios
Website http://www.myspace.com/ooklahstylee
Ryan "Jah Gumby" Murakami
John Davis
Asher Philippart
James LaPierre
Micky Huihui
Kali Navales
Brad Watanabe
Gary Nakano
Mike Cueva

Ooklah The Moc is a band formed in 1997 playing roots reggae. Through the years and several lineup changes, Ooklah became a strictly roots dub reggae band and reached its present 8-person lineup in 2000.

Ooklah The Moc has played shows all over O`ahu, Maui, Kaua`i, and the Big Island, and has also opened for many international artists such as Michael Rose, many of Bob Marley's family, ASWAD, Yami Bolo, Maacho, Wailing Souls, Gregory Isaacs, Long Beach Shortbus, Slightly Stoopid and played with top local bands such as Moemoea, Dread Ashanti, Natural Vibrations, THC, Maacho, BET, Go Jimmy Go, Pepper, FIJI, Humble Soul, Warsaw, and many others.[Ref 1]


Name Origin

Ooklah The Moc is the name of a reggae band from Palolo, Oahu, Hawaii. The name comes from a cartoon known as Thundarr The Barbarian, which co-starred a rather Wookiee-like creature named Ookla The Mok who wears tight black speedos. [Ref 2]

Band members

  • Ryan Murakami (Bass)
  • John Davis (Drums)
  • Asher Philippart (Guitar)
  • Micky Huihui (Vocals)
  • Kali Navales (Vocals)
  • Pokii Seto (Vocals)
  • Robert Daguio (Keys)
  • Gary Nakano (Trumpet)
  • Mike Cueva (Tenor Sax)

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Year Album Songs
January 14, 2001

Ites Massive
1. Blessed
2. Creator
3. Sound Creation
4. Haunted House
5. Live Love
6. Fafa Island
7. No More Tears
8. Herbal Meditation
9. Spliff Mood
10. Dance Ram
11. Melvin's Surprise
12. Humble Vibes

Rearrange Your Positive
1. Hawaiian Man
2. Jah Will Be There
3. Lovers Rock
4. A.T. Attack
5. The Box
6. In This Time
7. Concrete Vibes
8. You Light
9. Hellfire
10. Hot Hawaiian Nights
11. My Plea
12. The Longest Road
November 18, 2008

Koko Meets Ooklah The Moc: Struggling Soldier
1. One Big Family
2. My Woman
3. Ghettoman Tribulation
4. Kali Man
5. Style
6. Rude Boy
7. Love Mi Island So
8. Struggling Soldier
9. Version The Family
10. Woman Woman
11. New Style (Freestyle Version)
12. Guiding Star
November 18, 2008

1. Thin Line
2. World Party
3. Revolutionary
4. Creation Man
5. Vibes
6. Only If You Want Me to
7. Tree
8. Ital (Featuring koko)
9. Sweet Spot
10. Scene Gal
11. Runaway Love


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