Daniel Bayot, son of veteran island performer John Valentine, is making a name for himself, via a hot new YouTube video of his composition, “Like You Love Me.”  The track has become an online staple, which means Bayot is on the brink of wider success.

The tune throbs with contagious, fit-for-the-times expression; the visuals are splashy and alive, with flashy, moving visuals resembling Rorschach inkblot impressions, with his lyrics dancing amid moving, over a canvas of bright-orange volcanic-like eruption. Bayot’s image – and live capabilities – are not yet prominently explored; so perhaps a performance video is forthcoming.

Daniel Bayot

Bayot is part Filipino and proud of it. Since he was a toddler, dad Valentine has featured him in on-stage performances, so he’s grown up ‘neath the show biz limelight. He’s sat in on his dad’s occasional gigs, and now it’s his time for singular attention. Though his bio stuff doesn’t exploit or mention it —  we won’t name-drop either — Bayot is a cousin of a major island superstar, whose uncle is Valentine. You can easily figure out  the connection. …

‘Cobra Kai’s’ fourth season due in December

Pat Morita

“Cobra Kai,” the TV spinoff of “The Karate Kid,” is returning to Netflix, but not till December.

The show has been a cable hit, updated for a new generation of viewers, and maintains the traits originated by the original sensei, Mr. Miyagi, portrayed by the late Pat Morita.

A trailer is available online, and likely should start airing on Netflix, but the series – an Emmy nominee as best comedy series in season three – happily will retain the cast, assembled three decades after the original film and spin-offs starring Morita-san, as the “was on, wax off” karate sensei and Ralph Macchio as Daniel, his student. Only longtime Hawaii residents know that Morita previously worked here as a stand-up comic who resided at 1350 Ala Moana, the condo across Ala Moana Park and Ala Moana Center. As an actor, Morita, also earned fame for portraying Arnold on “Happy Days.” He was a best supporting actor Oscar nominee in 1984 for his Miyagi performance.

Macchio has been a steadfast hit in the tube resurrection, and his nemesis, Thomas Ian Griffith, now a sinister karate teacher Terry Silver, is ready for more havoc. …

Ukulele talk

Ukulele maestro Bryan Tolentino is offering an online Pop-Up Zoom ‘Ukulele and U Bass Kanikapila,’ at 1 p.m. Friday (Sept. 3).

“We’ll play some Hawaiian mele with no handouts; (this is) an opportunity to use what you know in real time and learn from it,” he said on a Facebook post.

The instruction phase will offer songs in the keys of G, C, F and maybe D, he said. “Challenge yourself to partake in the fun; all levels welcome.”

A video will be provided for participants.

Details: Fee is $40.


Venmo: @Bryan-Tolentino-1

And that’s Show Biz. …

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