RJ KANEAO - Recording Artist , Composer , Producer , Engineer , Session Musician (Guitarist)
A Hawaii born recording artists, producer and musician and one of Hawaii's best kept secrets for many years even decades. RJ Has worked with many top artist and musician in Hawaii and the Pacific/Polynesia etc. With a recording career spanning over two decades. As a recording artist RJ has released five albums as a solo artist the first of which was produced by Grammy award-winning producer and artist himself Charles Michael Brotman. With the following four being produced entirely by RJ himself in his own recording studio (Groove Plant Hawai'i) located in beautiful Waikoloa Village on the big Island of Hawai'i and is signed to Major Record Label Dark Star-Sony Music Global-Universal Music Group. Rewinding the years to after graduating high school from Honoka'a High School on the Big Island aka "Hawaii Island" and becoming an outstanding "Top State recognized Sterling Scholar Music student" at Honoka'a high and part of it's Academic Grammy Winning Music Program RJ attended the very celebrated MI (musicians Institute) in the heart of Hollywood California where he studied vocals, keyboard and recording. He then returned to Hawaii to be placed in the job as a lead guitarist for the biggest Polynesian review company in the world Tihati production. With them RJ has traveled the globe here, there and everywhere across the globe and around the World performing the music of his Polynesian Heritage. Being a descendent of Hawaiian Royalty RJ is fully conscious about his Polynesian culture and heritage, his people and their struggles. In almost every Island Reggae/Island Pop project he has recorded io date he always has found ways to support his true Polynesian upbringing through his music production and songwriting. As a producer RJ has produced many bands/artists that became successful entities in the ever growing Hawaiian Music Industry and also through the Pacific Music Scene in multiple genres and countries. RJ has produced some of those unforgettable break through music for many artists, bands and himself that many radio stations flocked to as he has repeatedly puts his signature sound and music production skills to use on tons of Island music to bring them to not only something tastefully melodic and catchy but also brings something Ono (delicious) and irresistible to the listener's ears. As a musician RJ is an thoroughly experienced veteran and definitely has paid his dues and cut his teeth on stage and in the studio as he has learned his craft well. And that undoubtedly shows through his progression from his first album till his fifth and soon to come sixth album. You can also find his guitar work on numerous songs through the Island,Reggae,Pop,R&B,Soul,Jazz and Blues genres. Onstage from the age of four he has definitely honed in on his decades of experience in Music Industry but continues to learn and grow with the time and even more experiences. He has shared his talents on stages and in studios around the World with some of the most Legendary and Extremely Talented Artists and Musicians such as Billy F Gibbons (ZZ Top),Sir Elton John, Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Pat Simmons (Doobie Bothers),Elton John, Elvin Bishop, Tinsley Ellis, Multiple Marley Children, Jonny Lang, Tad Young, Bruno Mars, Don Ho, IZ, Willie K, Fiji, Kapena, Peter Moon Band, Melveen Leed, J-Boogs and many more. He also holds some very well established Endorsements, Affiliations and Sponsors with some of the biggest music instruments and musical gear companies in the World that supports his Music and Studio...
RJ "Kaye" Kaneao
There are a total of five CD's in the whole published (Robert Sterling Publishing NY) collection of RJ KANEAO.
2001-FLIPSIDE- Available for purchase (Click on RJ KANEAO STORE Tab)
2005-LANUI (Click on RJ KANEAO STORE Tab)2009-TORU (Soon to be made available on the RJ KANEAO STORE Tab) (available on iTunes)
2011-BEST OF ME (Click on RJ KANEAO STORE Tab) (available on iTunes)
2013-2013- HAWAI'I CALLS TO ME (RE-RECORDED SINGLE) (available on iTunes)
2015- SINGING THE BLUES (BLUES GENRE CROSSOVER SINGLE) (available on iTunes)
2015- ALOHA AINA (FREE DOWNLOAD "LIMITED TIME" SINGLE) (available on website and EPK)
2017-2018- GENRES OF SOUL (COMPLETE BLUES ALBUM) (Available On-line at Various Download Stores ie: iTunes etc)
Soon to be available all on iTunes and various other on-line download venues. RJKANEAOMUSIC.COM store is now open for business. Mahalo Admin@rjkaneaomusic.com