Daniel Ho - Contemporary Slack Key Guitar, Ukulele, vocals - Hosted by Da Ukulele Boyz

Daniel Ho - Contemporary Slack Key Guitar, Ukulele, vocals - Hosted by Da Ukulele Boyz

Da Ukulele Boyz, Sterling Seaton, Wainani Kealoha

Wed, February 13, 2013

Doors: 6:45 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion

Lahaina, HI

$37.99 - $78.35

Daniel Ho
Daniel Ho
Daniel is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, performer, and Grammy Award winner. His six consecutive GRAMMY Awards include 4 for Best Hawaiian Music for compilation CDs from George Kahumoku’s Slack Key Show. Two others were collaborations with his childhood friend, Tia Carrere.
In 2010, his solo 'ukulele CD, Polani (Pure), was the first 'ukulele album in music history to receive a GRAMMY nomination. The following year, Daniel's solo piano CD, E Kahe Malie (Flowing Gently), received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album.


A Honolulu native, Daniel started music lessons at an early age and spent his teenage years orchestrating big band arrangements. He is a prodigy of the Grove School of Music, where he excelled in composition and film scoring. He began his professional career as the leader and keyboardist of the acclaimed '90s contemporary jazz band, Kilauea.


Currently, Daniel performs original songs in English and Hawaiian that feature his versatility on 'ukulele, slack key guitar, piano, and vocals. As an independent record company owner, he specializes in Hawaiian and acoustic-themed music. The label's eighty-plus albums include projects with prominent musicians from Hawai'i.
Daniel has recorded 18 CDs as a solo artist. His portfolio includes smooth jazz, slack key, religious, acoustic alternative, classic and contemporary Hawaiian.
Daniel has also received three Na Hoku Hanohano awards including for Hymns of Hawaii vol. 1 & 2 with George Kahumoku Jr for Religious Album of the Year.

Daniel has recorded 6 albums with George in addition to the 6 Slack Key Show compilation albums. Daniel now resides in Los Angeles but performs every year somewhere in Hawaii, including at George’s Slack Key Show-Masters of Hawaiian Music on Maui.
Da Ukulele Boyz
Da Ukulele Boyz
First cousins Peter deAquino and Garrett Probst first began playing together as a team as children competing in Keoki Kahumoku's Maui Ukulele Contest held annually at the Hula Grill. Their amaxing duet instrumentals, their vocals and relaxed stage banter, gave them multiple victories for several years until they matured and took over management of the contest themselves. Energetic, talented, and charismatic, they regularly co-host with Uncle George and now take over as show hosts when he is on the road.

PETER DEAQUINO: 
Peter was born and raised on the island of Maui. He began playing ukulele at the age of 6. Later he studied ukulele with Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Other important influences include all the masters of Hawaiian Slack Key guitar with whom he has played regularly for the last 8 years, including Ledward Kaapana and others, also Bradda IZ & Bob Marley. Peter now plays professionally around Maui both solo and in groups: Dukes-Kaanapali (Three Pounds of Poi), Kimo's-Lahaina (deAquino Braddaz), The Hula Grill (leading the band TBA), and the Hard Rock Café (Sounds of Addiction). Peter is featured on all four of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and also on the Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Peter is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.

GARRETT PROBST-As a child, Garrett demonstrated a remarkable musical ability on the ukulele that quickly developed under teachers Keoki Kahumoku and Herb Ohta Jr. Garrett was given the opportunity to tour the west coast at a young age with Uncle George Kahumoku. Besides performing for the last 8 years as Da Ukulele Boyz for the Slack Key Show, he also now plays professionally, at Dukes-Kaanapali (Three Pounds of Poi), and with his cousin Peter’s band (TBA) at the Hula Grill. He also plays slack key guitar and sometimes can be found leading an open mic at one of the local Maui eateries. He is featured on three of the Slack Key Show’s Grammy winning compilation CDs: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.1, Legends of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, and Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Garrett is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.
Sterling Seaton
Sterling Seaton
Born and raised on Maui, Sterling showed an early talent for the guitar. At Lahainluna High School, Sterling would practice in between classes and to jam with Uncle George Kahumoku (who was the ceramics teacher) at lunch time. After attending Uncle George's Annual Summer Workshop in Napili and studying with the slack key masters, Sterling took a particular interest in Slack Key C Tuning. Sterling is the Slack Key Show sound engineer as well as a performer, and also works as a light & sound technician at the Ulalena show in Lahaina. Sterling is featured on the Slack Key Show’s Grammy award winning CDs, Treasures of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, vol.2, and Grammy nominated Spirit of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar. Sterling is featured in a new DVD: The Best of the Slack Key Show, Vol. 1.
Wainani Kealoha
Wainani Kealoha
Telling the story with graceful movement and hula hands, Wainani has loved dancing all her life.
Born in Honolulu, she relocated and danced for many years on the Big Island where she joined the hula school, Halau Na Lei O Ka Holoku, led by Kumu Hula Nani Lim Yap and Leialoha Amina.

Wainani traveled nationally and internationally with Lim’s Halau sharing hula with the world while developing her considerable talent in dance, chanting, and Hawaiian culture.

Wainani now lives on Maui and, in addition to regularly dancing for Slack Key Master, Ledward Kaapana, she has danced for many years at the Royal Lahaina Resort as a soloist and as an Oli Mea (chanter) for Maui Nei Cultural Walking Tour. She was one of the principal dancer for George Kahumoku’s Hawaiian Country Music Show in Branson, Missouri in 2012 and has now become a regular dancer at George Kahumoku Jr’s Slack Key Show.
Venue Information:
Napili Kai Beach Resort Aloha Pavilion
5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road
Lahaina, HI, 96761
http://www.napilikai.com/index.cfm