ALOHA! I'm from Kaua'i, my Music is Authentic Traditional & Slack-key Hawaiian Guitar with Songs Sung in Hawaiian & English & a long list of Instrumentals for a Light-Hearted, Festive Mood & a Perfect ALOHA Setting! Professional, Experienced, Reliable & Full of ALOHA Spirit!
Add STEEL GUITAR, UKULELE, BASS, FIRE or HULA DANCER(s) for even more ALOHA!
Hawaiian Chant, Crooning & Falsetto (Ha'i) is my style of singing and I am always adding new music to my repertoire, just let me know if you would like me to learn a special song for your event.
I have a Brand New Crystal Clear JBL Sound System for the Unique Volume required, and the Quality of Sound you want at your Event. *Microphones are included for Toasts and Announcements.
I'll Work with You to Make your Event what YOU Envision!
(Visit my MYSPACE website to see VIDEO performances)
BIO: I'm Kama'aina (island born) 1973 and raised on Kaua'i. My great-grandmother's great-grandfather is Kaumuali'i, Kauai's last King and I'm a decedent of George Na'ea, father of Hawaii's Queen Emma Naea Rooke!
I learned about island history and the ways and spirit of aloha from my tutu (grandmother in Hawaiian), Kamanao Na'ea who was a guitarist, singer and narrator at the Kodak Hula Show in Waikiki for two decades, she taught me to play and sing Hawaiian music from the day I was born until I moved to Santa Barbara in 1987 where I studied with many guitar masters over the next 20 years.
I play live in and around Santa Barbara, CA. Check out my website for my current schedule, http://www.myspace.com/kaleonaea
George Helm, Gabby Pahinui, Dennis Kamakahi, Alfred Apaka, George Kahumuku, Ledward Kaapana, Sonny Chilingsworth, Raymond Kane, Olomana, Cyril Pahinui, Genoa Keawe, Lena Machado, Alvin Isaacs, Charles E. King, Helen Beamer, and Kamanao Na'ea (my grandmother).
6-string Flamenco guitar, 12-string Takamine, and 6-string Taylor, Ukuleles.
"Kaleo and his Hawaiian band were the highlight of our party! Kaleo is an amazingly talented musician & singer and his steel guitar and ukulele player and lovely hula dancers complimented the music beautifully! Kaleo's great energy and warmth put everyone at ease and created the perfect aloha atmosphere. He has a high standard of professionalism, was extremely easy to work with, accommodated all our special requests, and has a top notch setup. The volume was perfect - loud enough to enjoy the music yet allowed everyone to socialize. Our guests keep telling us that the music MADE the party. I highly recommend him! Thank you Kaleo, for an evening to remember!"
--Cynthia T. Santa Barbara, CA 3/4/2008
"Having Kaleo play at our event was a truly memorable and unique treat. Kaleo's music and spirit helped set the perfect warmth and ambiance for the evening. The feedback from our guests was overwhelmingly positive. We highly recommend Kaleo as a most special artist at your next event whatever it may be." --Kyle & Lotta Fethke / Luau Santa Barbara Winery, CA 6/23/2007