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”. Their 3rd album entitled “Arise” took to a national and international audience exploring Maoli’s love for various genres of music. “Blew it”, “Something about your love” and “Time to get over” are just some of the diverse hits that this album displays. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and started promoting their very own unique Island sound with the world, starting with a small tour to Australia, their first international show.
In 2012 Maoli welcomed new band member, guitarist & vocalist, Nu’u Sing-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.
Since then, the boys from Maoli started focusing more on sharing their music and passion with a bigger audience. Maoli had the pleasure to share with fans from the east to the west of the United States, growing with fans with each show. Their music went on to play in parts of Europe, such as Germany, Italy and Scotland, Australia, Japan and others.
Maoli stayed busy also with the release of their singles "Gone in the Morning," "Get Right" and "Rock Me Sonber." Now, they have just released new music with their brand new EP “One Eighty” with original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong as well as Nuu Sing-Kahalehau as new musical and life influences inspire these talented men.