Get To Know "Hi-Town"


Bands Bio:
Hilo, HI

From the Big Island of Hawaii comes "Hi-Town", (short for Hilo Town), recent recipient of the 2010 Hawaii Music Award for Island Contemporary Album of The Year. Formed in 2007, by 2003 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for Reggae Album of The Year (Three Plus), Karl Zinsman. Hi-Town has been generating a buzz, and topping the music charts, around the Hawaiian music scene even before the release of their debut CD (Released Apr.'09). With their energetic live shows, five-part harmonies, solid "Island Reggae" grooves and brilliant horn section, Hi-Town has quickly

become the band to watch in the islands. Opening for such acts as: Soja, Gentlemen, Fat Freddy's Drop, Katchafire, Three Houses Down, Don Carlos, Marlon Asher & Fiji. Co-Produced and Engineered by fellow Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and island music artist Damon Williams, Hi-Town's debut CD features 10 original tracks along with an array of talented guest artists: O-Shen (Sharpnote Records), Damon Williams (Phat Bula Records), Kahi Fernandez (Bamboo Records), Ekona Ravey (Mixjah, 'Aipohaku), Ace Loughmiller (Ho'okoa, Kekai Boys) & Luke Clebsch (Harmonica). Hi-Town track: "Sunshine In My Life" is featured on the new compilation CD "Paradise Pa'ina Vol.1" by "Pipeline 2 Paradise Radio" Las Vegas, NV.

Ikaika "Big Sexy" Kuahiwinui (Vox/ 'Uke)
CJ Kama (Vox/ Drummy)
Chadd Akamine (Vox/ Bass)
Juan "Braddah" Martines (Vox/ Keys)
Moon "Mapalaki" Brown (Saxophone)
Karl Zinsman (Vox/ Guitar)
Brian "Big B" Padilla (Trumpet)

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