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About the Music

Qualifications

An accomplished musician and recording artist with extensive experience in weddings including religious and non- religious, Japanese, American, and Hawaiian ceremonies. Able to sing various genres of music including songs in English, Hawaiian, Samoan, Tongan, Tahitian, Fijian, Maori, Spanish and other languages. In addition, a versatility to perform multiple styles including R&B, Reggae, Traditional and Contemporary Hawaiian, and most recently, Country, amongst others.

Education


University of Hawaii at Manoa

Deans list recipient- 2002, 2005

Maui Community College
Associates of Arts- 2000
Deans list recipient- 1999, 2000

University of Montana Western
Deans list recipient- 1998

Honors, Accomplishments

Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominee: Best Reggae Album 2007

Signed to Neos Productions Record Label - 2003
-Three album contract: “The First Time” (2003), “Paradise” (2004),
“Growing Up” (2006) (Material on CDs primarily written and produced by Kawika)

Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominee: Most Promising Artist 2004

Hawaii Music Awards Nominee: Best Island Music Album 2004

Na Hoku Hanohano Music Scholarship Recipient- 1998

Professional Experience

Tihati Productions, Hawaii 1999- Present
Wedding Singer, Luau Musician, Lounge Singer, Conventions and Special Events

Style Company, Maui, Oahu 1999- Present
Wedding Singer for primarily Japanese Weddings

Kahulu Productions, Maui
Hawaiian Musician performing throughout Hawaii alongside Hawaiian Music Icon, Hulu Lindsey.
Accompanied Lindsey on promotions to Phoenix, Seattle, Dallas and other West Coast cities along with
East Coast promotions to New York, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, all for the Maui Visitors Bureau.

Issei Company, Kahala Hotel, Oahu 2002- 2005
Wedding Singer

The Kaimana Band, Oahu
2005- 2007
Holding Gigs at highly prestigious venues including “Mai Tais” Ala Moana, “Tikis”
Waikiki, “Princess Ka’iulani” Waikiki. Also traveling to Japan several times a year to
perform at Hula Festivals and promotions for the Hawaii Visitors Bureau and Oahu Visitors Bureau.
Recently
traveled to Korea in 2008 and will also tour China in October 2008 for the Hawaii
Travel Mission. 

Ka’ala Boys, Oahu
2004- 2005
Performed at many venues around Oahu and neighbor islands promoting the popular island band's CDs.
Promoted music across the nation and internationally in Japan and China alongside Governor Linda Lingle.
Gigged at various clubs, bars, restaurants, lounges, private parties with a diverse
repertoire at different locations including Hula/ Polynesian shows with dancers,
Reggae Concerts, Dinner Music and Mainstream Dance Music. Live television
performance on “Hot Hawaiian Nights.”

Kawika Regidor Band, Oahu
2003- 2004
Performed at many venues around Oahu and neighbor islands promoting CDs.
Gigged at various clubs, bars, restaurants, lounges, private parties with a diverse
repertoire at different locations including Hula/ Polynesian shows with dancers,
Reggae Concerts, Dinner Music and Mainstream Dance Music. Performed at the
2004 “Hawaii Music Awards.”

1999- Present

Maohi Nui, Oahu
2003- 2004
Performed as a Polynesian Drummer and Musician. Competed and placed 2nd in
the 2004 “Tahite Fete” at the Waikiki Shell. Participated in numerous events for the
military on military bases across the world, including Diego Garcia, Singapore, and
Oahu.

Volunteer Work

American Lung Association, Oahu. “Music With a Message.” Volunteer
performances for various rallies at High Schools across Oahu.

Sassy and G Magazine, Oahu. Volunteer performances for the teen magazine
promoting positive influences for teenagers across Hawaii.

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