Chad Takatsugi is known for his days as the vocalist of the band ‘Ale’a, the Hawaiian band formed by those who went to the prestigious Kamehameha School. The band immediately came into the spotlight at the time of their debut, and won 4 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, Island Contemporary Album of the Year, Group of the Year, Most Promising Artist of the Year and Haku Mele in 2001. ‘Ale’a was not only popular in Hawaii, but had many fans in Japan.
Chad, a former member of ‘Ale’a, released his first solo album Ahuwale in October 2015. In this album, featured artists include Kale Hanaz, a former member of ‘Ale’a who has now joined Waipuna, Ryan Gonzalez, also a former member of ‘Ale’a, Kuana Torres Kahele, Ikaika Blackburn and Imua Garza. This was Chad’s first release since 2004, a long-awaited album for many of his fans.
We look forward to see Chad perform in Maihama with his beautiful timeless voice filled with the Hawaiian spirit.