Big Island father and son DUO, Mele'uhane, emerges the issue of more than 5 generations of paniolo cowboys, musicians, and composers as Hawaii's newest World Music artists. Keikilani and Leokani Lindsey are lovers of most every musical genre, but they celebrate their love of ohana and culture by continuing to holo mua' (move forward) in their unique interpretations of classic compositions, new original mele and traditional Hawaiian favorites.
In their deep affection for "?lelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language), Mele'uhane lends a new spin to 'haku mele' (Hawaiian songwriting) and join a new generation of Hawaiian stortytellers endeavoring to explore the many untold tales of the heart, and rendering a song for each emotion.
Living up to the HOKU nomination received for Keikilani Lindsey's debut album release "Mele'uhane" in 2015, the duo, Mele'uhane released their first official group album, "The Garden in the summer of 2015. "The Garden is nominated for three HOKU awards and features 7 original songs and many guest artists including Cyril Pahinui, Michael Ruff and John Cruz.
In the Summer of 2016, Mele'uhane hit the road for a 5-month album tour across the continental US, celebrating the release of Leo Lindsey's first solo album! "Here Comes Treble was nominated for Best Slack Key Album of the Year and features 11 brand new songs played in the Hawaiian Slack Key guitar style. Leo's innovative approach at the art of Slack Key guitar continues to inspire many and assures him a pass in the new Hawaiian Music Renaissance.
In May of 2017, Mele'uhane released their 3rd studio album, "Anaspond, a new and original crossover album. The duo has taken to the touring road again and will again travel from coast to coast, delivering a new voice of Hawaiian storytelling to mainstream music lovers. Delivering an Independent fusion-rock sound, the duo joins the ranks of America's heartfelt songwriters and their music has been likened and dubbed, "Loggins and Messina,with poi!
For a complete listing of tour dates please visit meleuhane.com.
Music from Mele'uhane and Leo Lindsey can be found everywhere online, available for download. CD hard copy albums (with Hawaiian/English translations & storyboards) are available at select Big Island stores: Just Ukes (Kona & Waikoloa), CD Wizard (Hilo) and Basiclly Books (Hilo) and can be found online as well at mele.com, CD Baby, Me Ke Aloha Productions and meleuhane.com.
Contact: Keikilani Lindsey- email: Lindsey.tikitime[AT]yahoo.com