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I’land Boiz

I’land Boiz


I’Land Boiz started in 1992 (formally known as Jawaiian Made) on the northern most point of the Big Island of Hawaii in the town of Kohala with members:  Billy Rodrigues, Gilbert Osaki, Edwin Valenzuela, Derek Higa , Kine Lorenzo and Mackie Keawe.  A few months later Ira Shigaki and Patrick Lucas joined the group, shortly there after 15 year old Jason Feliciano joined the group as a talented young drummer.  Kine Lorenzo soon left the group to pursue other ventures. 

Playing local gigs on the Big Island the Boiz became  popular reaching a variety of ages.  Within the next year (1993) they were in the recording studio on Oahu working with Pierre Grill (Rendezvous Recording) to release their first single “Island Babe”, the single was just rough mixed (demo) and that same night it was playing on KCCN FM 100.3.  The following year (early 1994) the Boiz went back into the studio to complete the entire album “Kohala Style”, the album featured guest musicians such as John Keawe playing slack key guitar on “E Huli” and “Kapua E”, Dwayne Higa playing a Hammond organ on various song, Pierre Grill playing piano on “Island Babe” and DJ Kid Leo from KCCN on the “Katchi Katchi Reggae”.  The songs off the album soon had serious  air play with the songs “Island Babe”, “Katchi Katchi Reggae” and “Special Love” and soon had top 5 songs on count downs on the local radio stations throughout the state of Hawaii and as far as a night club playing “Love Potion #6” in New York

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Musical Styles

Hawaiian / Island, Reggae.

Scheduled Performances

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