At the age of 56, Michael Keale released his debut album 'Remember' in July, 2010. Featuring Michael's crooning, silken bass vocals, 'Remember' received positive response from fans and critics for its mix of music from Hawai‘i's past and present. Songs like “`Ahulili”, and “Kamalani O Keaukaha”, as well as traditional English standards such as “Waikiki” and “The Way You Look Tonight”, earned Michael two prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominations in 2011 for “Island Album of the Year”, and “Most Promising Artist”.
Michael has entertained at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Marriott's Moana Terrace in Waikiki. He has also shared stages with his cousins Iz and Skippy Kamakawiwo'ole, Uncle Moe Keale, Dennis Kamakahi, Melveen Leed, Noelani Cypriano, Martin Pahinui, Cyril Pahinui, and George Kuo, just to name a few. Michael continues to share his aloha, capturing the hearts of visitors and kama‘aina alike at the Kaua‘i Coast Resort's Hukilau Lanai, and Hanalei's Tahiti Nui Lounge.
He will have upcoming performances on Thursday, June 11th for “Pakele Live” at the Willows Restaurant from 6:30-8:30pm. Michael will be playing songs from his new album “No Ka Beauty” with musicians/friends from Kaua`i and Bobby Ingano on steel guitar.
Also, on Saturday, June 13 at Queen Kapi`olani Park in Waikiki for the King Kamehameha Day Ho`olaule`a, Michael will be performing at 2:45pm.
He will also be performing on Sunday, June 28the for the 24th Annual Slack Key Guitar Festival on Maui at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Amphitheater. It is a free event and open to the public.
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