So I packed my guitar, auditioned one song — and became the newest member. Our group eventually became the "Sound of Maui". We performed at the Seahouse Restaurant at Napili Kai Beach Club. That lasted ten years...
At one point, due to a change with a member of our group, we found ourselves in need of a new bass player. Douglas Tihada, the restaurant manager, taught me the basics of playing the upright bass. Now - many years later, it is one of my favorite instruments to play. During our time at Napili, we recorded some of our Hawaiian music and it became very popular with the guests who enjoyed our live performances.
Eventually, I left the "Sound of Maui" and we returned to Lana`i. I continued both as a solo performer, along with being part of a trio "Kauna`oa" (Lana`i flower). I entertained at the Four Seasons Lodge at Koele and Four Seasons Manele Bay Resort for over 20 years.
The tranquility of Lana‘i gave me both the time and inspiration to record a solo album.
Now I'm back on Maui, available for Weddings and private functions; as well as performing at the Grand Wailea Luau. Additionally, I play at the Shops of Wailea. Come and listen and let me know your requests! It is very informal and I would love to meet you. Please contact me for additional information!