This Thursday, Anela Kahiamoe charms the Elks’ stage.
Kahiamoe feels blessed to have made a living as a full-time, self-taught musician since the age of 17.
He recorded his first album in 1978 with the Group Island Band. Their song El Dorado hit the No. 1 spot in Hawaii while the band was on tour here in Canada.
Kahiamoe has provided accompaniment for the likes of Eric Clapton, Yvonne Elliman (of Jesus Christ Superstar fame) and the Valley’s own Sue Medley.
He has performed in concerts in the U.S., Canada, China, Japan, Korea and Guam, for Grammy and Juno Award winners. Over the years, he has lost count of the number of recordings he has contributed to.
In the early 1980s, Kahiamoe worked his dream job, bringing joy to people aboard ships that provided sunset dinner cruises. This was a gig that would last for more than 20 years.
The 1990s brought lots of studio work: ukulele, guitar, bass, Hawaiian lap-steel, electric and steel guitars.
Kahiamoe currently lives here in the Comox Valley, gigging and teaching guitar.
Take the opportunity to watch Kahiamoe work his magic in our own little corner of paradise. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and is by donation.
The Elks’ Hall is located at 231 Sixth St. (across from the Atlas Café). For more information, call 250-334-2512.