Hawaiian born, Alaskan raised, Utah based, he is the premiere singer/songwriter/guitar player that you've never heard of. Maybe you missed him on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, “Extra”, TV guide's “Mvids” or MTV?
He rocks vocal tambour, with powered control, likened to John Legend, and an uncanny, no comparison finger-style guitar. All that combines with his very own stammering range, effortless falsetto rounding out an original musical style he calls “Urban Vintage.” His writing is a neo-acoustic medley styling with a modern edge that ends up sounding like something out of the future.
Kalai, is a 6'1”, 180 pound, 30 something, plaid-shirt-loving dude from a family business of plumbers. He has a birth defect to his left hand which requires him to keep his hand gloved and wrapped in bandage for life.
He will overfeed your senses. His lyrics will penetrate your heart and his music will leave you begging for more.
Acoustacism - Released 2001
Six Strings And The Rainy Day Man - Released 2002
Rebel Hands - Released 2004
Crows Feet - Released 2006
iTunes top 100 for album Crows Feet
Featured on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” , Extra, TV Guide's “MVids” and his music video, "She" was featured on MTV.
Toured with "The Wailers" (Formerly "Bob Marley and The Wailers"), "G-Love and Special Sauce" and "Howie Day" to name a few.
Featured in: The Work and The Glory 2, The Legend of Johnny Lingo, The Mysteries of Egypt, and HBO's "Compulsive" (original music score), Film Festival Award winning documentary Driven By the Sound (www.drivenbythesound.com), among other short films.
Reviewed by USA Today and the LA Times.
Represented State of Alaska in the 2002 Olympics by carrying the torch in Juneau, AK; later performing at the Torch Lighting Ceremony in Salt Lake CIty, UT