Tavana’s blend of singer/songwriter, acoustic-blues-rock-roots music has been captivating audiences throughout the Hawaiian island chain and east to the mainland. Tavana has sent many of Hawaii’s visitors home with a fresh experience far beyond expectation. Tavana’s innovative sound has gained him radio play of original music like Vanster Hop, Warrior Song,Still They Want More, Wino, Desert Rain and My Carnival quickly gaining momentum among the local scene.
Tavana’s unique performances have also garnered the attention of Eddie Vedder, beloved front-man for the legendary rock band Pearl Jam. Eddie invited Tavana to perform the Hana Hou (Hawaiian for encore) for his 2-Night Sold-Out Solo Performance Concerts at The Hawaii Theater in July 2009. Their rendition of the iconic island anthem Hawaii ’78 (written by Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwoʻole, 1978) was so moving for Eddie that he and Pearl Jam released the Live Recording as a Single for their annual Holiday gift to their first 10,000 Fans!! Now carrying this momentum to the continental US, Tavana’s exciting fusion sound is attracting eclectic audiences from coast to coast. He recently toured several states, performing in established venues such as Stubb’s (Austin), The Shrine (NYC), and Skylark Cafe (Seattle). While living awhile in Austin, Tavana was also featured in the high-profile musical showcase SXSW 2010 & 2011 (South by Southwest).
His new album “Kicking and Screaming” has been nominated for Best Rock Album for the 2015 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards.
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