Moes Alley Santa Cruz Nightclub
MAOLI + One A-Chord
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Tuesday, November 27th
Polynesian Roots Reggae From Hawaii & Beyond
9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $7/10, + DJ Tesfa

Moe's Alley presents a night of Polynesian Reggae From Hawaii with MAOLI & special guests One A-Chord + DJ Tesfa.

“The Boys from Maui,” Maoli are back and this time with their new CD release entitled, “Arise”. Nominees of the Hawaiian Music Awards and the Na Hoku Hanohano Music Awards, Maoli have returned fresher than ever and their newest radio hit, “Blew It” is the precursor release from this 3rd album, which is undeniably destined for national appeal and worldwide attention.

The early beginnings of 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 (“No One”, “Write Me A Letter”, and “So Incredible”); 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; “Breaking My Heart”, “Whisper” and “Rock Easy”. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and the world promoting their very own unique Island sound.

In 2012 Maoli welcomed new band member, rhythm guitarist & vocalist, Nu’u Kahalehau. Nu’u hails from a background of musicians, including his father, Shane Kahalehau otherwise known as “Hawaiian Homeboy”. But Nu’u isn’t a stranger to Maoli, as his talents were also featured on the “Rock Easy” album’s #1 hit, “Rock Easy”.

Now, the boys are proud to release their 3rd CD, “Arise.” The album consists of original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong. Prepare to be taken on a musical odyssey which will exhilarate your soul, one track at a time.

As Monterey’s premier Island Reggae band, ONE A-CHORD has wasted no time in spreading their fusion of Polynesian reggae vibe and Island-style sounds, rocking the cities of Northern California. The band’s notoriety has brought them strong recognition, being called upon to perform at some of the bay’s largest events and venues, such as 2012 California Roots Festival, 2010 & 2011 Monterey Reggae Fest, Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley, Pier 23 in San Francisco, The Blue Fin, and Planet Gemini in Monterey. As seasoned musicians and vocalists, the high quality of ONE A-CHORD readily brings a soulful, r&b, and “rootsy” sound and presence to any event they perform, with a focus to always entertain, enlighten, and raise the roof at any event!

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