This is a piano based record of original tunes. I am based in Los Angeles and play the singer/songwriter club circuit there (Genghis Cohen, Hotel Cafe, Temple Bar, etc), as well as other events and venues.
Break Open was recorded independently this past year in multiple studios in Los Angeles. It is co-produced by Thomas Barquee, Jason Hiller and myself.
The record was mixed by Tal Herzberg and mastered at Oasis Mastering by the renowned Eddy Schreyer. These guys are my dream team and they took some rough recordings and really shined them up so beautifully. I am immensely grateful for their talent and dedication to helping me create the record I wanted. Tal, like no one else in the music world so far gave me an incredible gift by adding his experience to this project.
The songs on this record were created with the intention of the song being a reflection of what is beneath the distraction or story of the mind, of what is unchanging and thus nurturing and loving at its very core.
This is what the Intro for Break Open speaks of.... "who am I... who are you?"
I named the record Break Open because breaking open is the secret I have discovered. It is that willingness to let everything fall apart and discover first hand that which has never been broken... that which is always trustworthy and always here.
I hope you partake in my first record by buying a copy and sharing your feedback with me.
I get so many questions about my name. Kaiulani is in fact my birth name. It is Hawaiian, inspired from the late Princess Ka'iulani, passed down through my family over the last few generations. It means- gift from the heavens, or heavenly flower.