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In the late 1990's, after discovering the same musicality as his family, Brad began his music career. He founded Kalakoa, a local contemporary Hawaiian band, and Sam's Garage, a local alternative rock band. Brad then joined Backyard Paina, a local band who performed at venues all over the island of Oahu. Deciding to focus on his career in graphics, Brad left the music industry in 2006, but was drawn back in early 2007 joining the award winning band, PALI.

In 2009, the band released, PALI ...With Aloha. "Call it our musical offering toward economic stimulus, "..with Aloha" is our latest release, a double CD set featuring a new selection of songs as well as a remastered "Best Of" CD with new performances. It was our desire to offer our "Best Of" disc as a gift and include it with our latest release, as a musical postcard of Aloha. It's available online and in stores now, 2 CDs for the price of 1." (Courtesy of In late 2010, Brad left the PALI band to pursue a solo career and is currently working on his solo debut album which should be completed by the end of 2011.

Aside from playing solo, Brad also plays with other local bands and musicians, such as: Ho'okani, Herb Ohta Jr., Jon Yamasato, Scott Agena, Kalei Gamiao, Christian Yrizarry, David Kamakahi, Jeremy Hirokawa, Timmy Pajimola , Jennifer Perri and more...

Brad Kawakami:
P.O. Box 283043, Honolulu, Hawaii 96828
(808) 497-7418

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