2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards

It was great for both Lisa and I to be invited guests to the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. It was a wonderful night of seeing many familiar faces and making some new friends. It was great to hear so many of the artists performing at Tiki's, receiving the well deserved accolades from their peers. Also, many of the musicians have volunteered their time and talent to help out by playing at fundraising gigs at Tiki's.
These are links to a few of the videos we have of the award winners when they played at Tiki's Grill & Bar:
Amy Hanaiali‘i, 
Weldon Kekauoha,
Kuana Torres Kahele
Mike Love 
Kapena De Lima

About 1,302 attended the sold out  Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards. This was the 36th year of honoring the past and current stars of music from Hawaii.
To see more coverage please check out the following links:
2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees. Damon Tucker 
2013 Hoku Awards finalists announced - By BY JOHN BERGER 
The 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards by Melissa Chang for nonstophonolulu.com

Top awards:
 Album of the year: “Na Hoa,” Na Hoa and Dave Tucciarone, producers
Song: “Uhiwai,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus)
Favorite entertainer: Weldon Kekauoha
Group: Na Hoa
Female vocalist: Amy Hanaiali‘i, “My Father’s Granddaughter” (UA)
Male vocalist: Weldon Kekauoha, “Pilialoha” (‘Ohelo)
Most promising artist: Na Hoa, “Na Hoa” (Na Hoa)
Albums of the year:
 Alternative: “Contrast,” Sing the Body (‘Aumakua)
Contemporary: “My Father’s Granddaughter,” Amy Hanaiali‘i (UA)
Hawaiian music: “Na Hoa,” Na Hoa (UA)
Hip-hop: “Live From Soul Sound,” Evasive Species (‘Aumakua)
Instrumental: “Steel’n Love,” Bobby Ingano (Kui‘ou‘ou)
International: “Noho Aloha,” Maika‘iloa (no label)
Island music: “‘Io,” Nathan Aweau (Bass Plus)
Jazz: “I Wish You Love,” Melveen Leed (ML Records)
Reggae: “The Change I’m Seeking,” Mike Love (Love Not War)
Rock: “The Blinding Speed of Trust,” Piranha Brothers (‘Aumakua)
Ukulele: “Tell U What,” Brittni Paiva (Brittni Paiva)
Other winners:
 EP (extended-play release): “Wahi Mahalo,” Kamakakehau Fernandez (Kamakakehau)
Graphics: B. Kanaiʻa Nakamura for “Ha‘a,” Na Palapalai (Kuana Torres Kahele)
Liner notes: Manu Boyd, Robert Cazimero and Shawn Livingston Moseley, “Mele ‘Ailana: Manu Boyd Island Music,” Manu Boyd (Hui Waianuhea)
Engineering: Wendell Ching and Kapena De Lima for “Shame on You,” Kimie (Kimie Miner)
Music video/DVD: “The Hawaiian Legends: Live in Concert,” various artists (Kuleana)
Christmas: “Hilo for the Holidays,” Kuana Torres Kahele (Kuana Torres Kahele)
Single: “Merry Christmas Darling,” Waipuna (Poki)
Anthology: “A 20 Year Collection of The Mana‘o Company,” The Mana‘o Company (Dan Pa)
Compilation Album: “Lana‘i Slack Key Festival — Live Kiho‘alu at Ke‘ele,” various artists (Jazz Alley)
Religious Album: “Glory to God on High,” Jeff Rasmussen and James Rubin (Glory to God)
Slack key Album: “Slack Key Huaka‘i,” Patrick Landeza (Addison Street)
Haku mele: “Kaka‘ako Ku‘u ‘Aina Aloha,” Kaiponohea Hale, from “Ho‘ola Lahui, Ho‘oulu Pae ‘Aina: Vibrant People, Thriving Lands,” various artists (Kamehameha Schools)
Hawaiian language performance: Manu Boyd, “Mele ‘Ailana: Manu Boyd Island Music” (Hui Waia­nuhea)
Instrumental composition: “Tell U What,” Brittni Paiva
Ki Hoalu Foundation Legacy Award: Dennis Kamakahi
 Mo Keale “Aloha Is”
Award for Community Service: Kuuipo Kumukahi
Maiki Aiu Steel Guitar Legacy Award: Jerry Byrd

On and On - Canoes 4 Rent Live at Tiki's Grill & Bar

Recorded Live at Tiki's Grill & Bar - CANOES4RENT

Guitar- Albert Makanani Jr
Bass - Jassen K Tolentino
Ukulele- Duane Ing

On and On" (Stephen Bishop song)

All rights to the song belong to the it's perspective performer and authors and publishers

Anuhea's Muisc Video "Come Over Love"

It's wonderful to see talent blossom, and keep growing.

With a delicate balance of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics, acoustic soul, pop, rap and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's #1 female artist. Anuhea's signature guitar rhythms, sultry vocals and honest song writing weave acoustic soul, R&B, jazz and hip hop with pop appeal, making Anuhea Hawaii's next rising star.

Her debut album "Anuhea" released in April of 2009. It shot to #7 on the iTunes Pop Charts, #4 on R&B, and #3 on the World/Reggae Billboard Charts and multiple singles became commercial successes on Hawaii and AAA national radio.