Red Light Challenge Band, Pearl City’s connection to the L.A. Music Awards

Aug 20, 2014 | PC Community


Pearl City's Sean and Kyle Luster from the alternative rock band Red Light Challenge are on their way to becoming international stars. Sean (PCHS '10) and Kyle (PCHS '15) are proud of their Pearl City roots and are grateful for having the opportunity to attend Pearl City High School and for their experiences that have molded them into becoming successful in both their music as performing artists and their work with Hawaii's public school students through the non-profit community-involvement program that they created called the “Red Light Challenge, Green Light Go”.

The brothers have recently been nominated for November's 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards. It's the first time in the awards history that a band from Hawaii has been nominated. It’s a pretty big honor as well as international recognition for a couple of very talented musicians, singer/songwriters representing our Pearl City community.

After a successful Hollywood tour in June, the Red Light Challenge Band returns to Hawaii and will perform at  Pearl City High School this Friday, August 22, from 12:50pm to 1:30pm inside the school library as a part of the band’s community outreach program. They will also perform August 22nd at Anna O'Briens in Honolulu, and August 23rd at the Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show. will catch up with the band on Friday during their performance at PCHS and will post an in depth cover story feature during week of August 25 – August 30.

I have included a press release from the Red Light Challenge Public Relations team that I received on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 that gives more information on the band and how you can vote online in support of Sean and Kyle and their nomination for the 2014 Los Angles Music Awards.

I would like to say mahalo to Richard Luster (proud Dad) for introducing me to the Luster ohana and for the opportunity to share Sean and Kyle's story and success with our online ohana.

Also, mahalo to Liz Rodriquez from EMR Media for her contributions to this cover story.

Photo courtesy of Red Light Challenge

Kyle and Sean Luster, Red Light Challenge

Young Hot Alternative Rock Band Making Hawaii History
~ Voting under way for Hawaiian Duo ‘Red Light Challenge’ for Music Awards


Hollywood, CA (August 19th, 2014)– For the first time in the history of the Los Angeles Music Awards, the list of nominees includes a band from Hawaii.  This young alternative rock band, Red Light Challenge (, is hoping to receive the necessary votes to win in their category on November 12th at the newly renovated Avalon Hollywood.

The band, who is made up of brothers Sean (22) and Kyle (17) Luster, originates from Honolulu on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. They are frequently featured and interviewed in the media across Hawaii in recognition of their eclectic sound and rocking live performances. Now Red Light Challenge, along with their Los Angeles Music Awards nomination, is attracting much media attention internationally. 

Sean, the live lead vocalist and guitarist said – “We’ve been getting such great support from our fans across the country for our L.A. Music Awards nomination. It would be so cool to bring the award home to Hawaii on November 12th, and it would all be thanks to our amazing fans and supporters for their continued voting.”

“We still need help getting more votes before voting closes, so we humbly ask that our fans keep helping us spread the word. It feels like we’re one of Hawaii’s Ambassadors for music, so we’re honored to be receiving all of this incredible support.” added Kyle, the multi-instrumentalist and live drummer.

Since their successful Hollywood tour in June, Red Light Challenge has been focused on supporting their new ‘Hot AC Artist’ nomination by producing new songs for a fresh EP, and enthusiastically performing to their fans in Hawaii. Upcoming performances include: August 22nd at Anna O'Briens in Honolulu, August 23rd at the Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show, and at Pearl City High School, which is part of the band’s community outreach program.

Aside from performing, Red Light Challenge is keen to give back to music programs in public schools across the country. They have created a non-profit community-involvement program called “Red Light Challenge, Green Light Go” where the band performs and speaks with public school students. The brothers are conscientious about the songs they diligently write with their ultimate goal to inspire younger generations in music, the arts, and academics. 

Voting for the band Red Light Challenge is simple at

Select the category: ‘Hot AC Artist’ and cast them your vote!

Follow Red Light Challenge at Twitter: @RLC_Band_Hawaii

Check out theEPK forRed Light Challenge:

For further information on interviews and media coverage contact:

Liz Rodriguez at [email protected] – USA: 1 310 435 3634

Photo courtesy of Red Light Challenge

Photo courtesy of Red Light Challenge

Photo courtesy of Red Light Challenge

Photo courtesy of Red Light Challenge