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Fans nationwide are ‘falling’ for Hawaii band Iration

Joe King Joe King
Adam Taylor Adam Taylor
Kai Rediske Kai Rediske
Cayson Peterson Cayson Peterson

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - They met in Santa Barbara, California while in college, but they're all from Hawaii.

And like their big hit, 'Falling,' audiences across the country are falling head over heels for the band Iration.

From Waimea on the Big Island to Kailua, Oahu and Lihue, Kauai, it's where Iration's roots are deeply planted.

But it's when they crossed the Pacific that the creation of Iration became a reality.

They all met at the University of California Santa Barbara. What started out as just a hobby has now turned into a full-time dream job.

"Just making a living out of it, I think is our main goal and we don't want to have 15 houses each and 30 cars, but I think as long as we can pay the bills and support ourselves and eventually support our families, it's a win win for us," said band member Joe King.

Within the past year, Iration's popularity erupted and playing in front of small crowds grew into thousands of screaming fans in big arenas across the country.

"We just noticed that we suddenly had a fan base in these towns we were going to. We started touring around and we just noticed we were developing fans, people liked the music," said band member Adam Taylor.

"If you can write songs people can relate to and have catchy melodies people enjoy, I think that's the main thing, is the music," said band member Kai Rediske.

Despite the newly found fame, these small town boys from the islands try keep things in perspective.

"For us, the most important thing is to just stay humble, remember where we came from, no matter how far we make it, or how much fans or money, in the end, we're all from Hawaii, just kids playing music," said band member Cayson Peterson.

Iration is currently on tour in California.

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