Aziel Toeaina stems from an American Samoan decent. Aziel was born January 1, 1978 in San Francisco, CA to the Late Rev. Mataifale and Lefefe Toeaina.
Aziel was highly influenced by his brothers Rev. Alex Sander and Rev. Albert Toeaina who are also musicians and singers. Additionally, Aziel is also highly influenced by the R&B groups Jodeci, Jagged Edge and Mint Condition.
Aziel has performed shows with the likes of 112, Jagged Edge, Public Announcement, Jessica Simpson, Beenie Man, Fiji, Marina, Pati Nessan. Additional performances include shows with Jamin the Chief Ragga, Native Blend, Dave Hanna, O-Shen, Kymani Marley, J.T. the Bigga Figga, Selski, 10sion and the late Congnut. Venues have included Waikiki Shell Theater in HI, Blaisdel Arena in HI, S-Dome in Utah, S.F. Civic Center, Pipeline Café, HI, World Café, HI, Blue Tropix, HI and City Hall, HI.
Aziel's hobbies and pastimes include Colaben with different artists, as well as, watching and playin football and basketball.
Never one to make a quiet entrance, singer/songwriter Aziel annouced his arrival to Hawaii with a collab with the legendnary Fiji, with a song entitled 'In da mornin' in 00-that song went on to be the most requested song of that summer and blazed stations day and night. With his freshman album under his belt, Aziel returns in 2002, with his sophomore release "Take you away" with brillant production and arrangement by Linton Weems and additional production from S.ponti, Donyen Goodmen and Sound Clicks very own Evy Ittah (Warren Curry). Also lending their assistance was platinum artist/songwriter Leroy Martez. This collab offered up one of the hottest Hawaiian style-funk oriented, r&b,pop flavored albums to touch the shores of Hawaii.
Continuing his chart-topping strength in this sophomore project, AZIELs first single, Fall in Love (Again), hit the top-5 most requested chart on its first day of rotation in Hawaii and held the #1 spot for nearly two weeks.
AZIELs Take U Away is a creative and powerful crossover album that is sure to open the hearts and rock the minds of true music lovers.
Aziel is the Samoan balladeer formerly known as AZ. He changed his name to distinguish himself from the other AZ who records for Motown. While it was the right thing to do, San Francisco-born Toeanina need not fear competition from other contemporary urban R&B artists -- his rapping skills and singing sidekicks are assets enough. Aziel addresses standard topics as the search for love ("Try Me") and "action" ("Walk in My Life" and "Take U There"), being cheated on ("What About Me") and flaunting the thug life ("Thug Thang"). Most songs come with the usual mix of urban R&B grooves worthy of national play.
"John Berger", Star Bulletin
Performs live in many different venues in hawaii