Artists Love Ukulele
Konishiki Yasokichi, born Saleva'a Fuauli Atisano'e on December 31, 1963), is a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan former sumo wrestler. After sumo, he began to turn his talents to music, most notably with his collaboration with Rimi Natsukawa as well as L-Burna on the song 'Livin Like Kings'. He often sings and raps in a mixture of English and Japanese. Konishiki is also famous for his ukulele playing. He loves to use our Big Island Ukulele. Konishiki uses the Tenor Cutaway Deluxe XXX with the Fishman Active Matrix Pickup.
Konishiki and Yoshi "Juke" Okachi jamming together on Big Island Ukuleles but with a little too much background music
Juke is one of the best ukulele players in Japan and rivals the best in the world. His ear for music is unrivaled. He arranges, composes and writes music for the ukulele especially famous Japanese songs. He can be seen playing regularly with Konishiki in Nagoya at LeaLea Hale.
Big Island Ukulele Co.'s own professional ukulele player and star in Japan, Yoshi "Juke" Okachi jamming at the Diamond Head Cove in Honolulu Hawaii.
Alicia Grant is a Southern California Based, independent pop rock solo artist whose music encompasses radiant, hook driven pop songs with world beats and electronic undertones. She is a songwriter and musician who just released her self produced sophomore album "Moon Over Mars." Shi is one of Best New Female Music Artists, Beat Shakerz Feat.
Live Acoustic Performance of the Melissa Etheridge cover Come To My Window from August 25th
Maui's own famous ukulele player, singer, songwriter. He was a music enthusiast for Hawaiian, jazz world, fusion, rock, classical, reggae, r&b, blues, old country and more. He said "My goal is to share positive feelings, to spread joy and happiness and to heal and soothe people as music has done for me."
In Honolulu at the Diamond Head Cove at an improntu kanikapila jam session with Jason Ho and Yoshi "Juke" Okachi playing their Big Island Ukulele co. ukes! This is the first night ever these guys played together and it sounded as if they were playing together for years!