Maoli

Maoli

T Flatz, Kelandy

Thu 5.16.19

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Maoli
Maoli
Maoli (meaning “Native” in Hawaiian) started in Maui with Glenn Awong, a 14-
year-old with a passion for music, and Kana Akiu-Corpuz. In their sophomore
year, the aspiring vocalist and bassist began writing original music at the
encouragement of their high school teacher. It was also during this time that
Glenn started recording demos of his songs. By the time he reached his senior year, Glenn was ready to share his music with a greater audience.

In 2005, Glenn and the band he formed, “No Boundaries”, won a Battle of the Bands competition on the island of Maui. With numerous performances already under his belt, Glenn then formed Maoli in 2007 with a new lineup of talented musicians, including bassist, Kana.

Maoli took the islands by storm in 2008 with their debut album entitled, “Groovin,” having one hit after the next. This was the groundbreaking album that first established the group as a premiere Hawaiian Island Reggae recording band.

In 2010, Maoli did it again with their 2nd release, “Rock Easy”, featuring another treasure trove of #1 hits. Their 3rd album entitled “Arise” took to a national and international audience exploring Maoli’s love for various genres of music. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and started promoting their very own unique Island sound with the world, starting with a small tour to Australia, their first international show.

Since then, the boys from Maoli started focusing more on sharing their music and passion with a bigger audience. Maoli had the pleasure to share with fans from the east to the west of the United States and an international crowd including Guam and Australia growing with fans with each show. Their music went on to play in parts of Europe, such as Germany, Italy and Scotland, Japan and others.

Maoli stayed busy also with fan favorite releases such as "Rock Me Sober," "Sweet Remedy," and "Sweetest Sound," original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong as new musical and life influences inspire his writing.

Staying true to their roots as their style continuously evolves, they hope to spread their sound to a city near you!
T Flatz
T Flatz
For "Tflatz", music has always been in his blood. Born and raised in Hawaii, music was constantly prevalent in his life, whether it be an impromptu jam session with family, or even as simple as a fun karaoke night. His passion grew when he was just a teen. He was approached by his kumu hula (hula teacher) Cliff "Pali" Ahue with a life changing opportunity. Although he knew how to play the ukulele, he knew very little Hawaiian music, but was still hired by Ahue as a musician for Tihati Production at the Hyatt Maui Regency luau.

From there, Fevella only became more motivated. He soon began considering a solo career that would feature his own music. Josh Tatofi, a good friend and local solo artist, took Fevella under his wing, brought him into the music industry and helped nuture his craft.

Another major influence was Glenn Awong, lead singer of the Maui-based recording group Maoli. Awong allowed Fevella to live out his dream by inviting him to hit the road and go on tour, all the while providing guidance and exposure of what the music industry had to offer.

Fevella also continues to play solo gigs though out Hawaii, the State, and Internationally.

It is Tflatz goal to make a great impression on the music world. He continues to be mentored by his great influences, and is striving to make it big, international. With great talent and immense drive, this young man definitely has what it takes to make all his dreams come true, and at the same time, bless the world with beautiful music
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101