We are very happy to have Chad Takatsugi joining us on Sunrise along with Glenn Mayeda and Gonzo Gonzales!
Takatsugi and Gonzales were both in the group 'Ale'a with Kaho'okeleholu Hannahs in the 1990's and 2000's; also members were Kala'i Stern and Jackson Kuroiwa. The group became Na Hoku Hanohano Award winners several times over for years.
In the mid 2000's the group disbanded, although all members are still very active in music, Gonzo and Chad still play music together when times permit.
Chad Takatsugi won his first Na Hoku Hanohano Awards as a solo artist this past year (2016). He won in the categories of Liner Notes, Hawaiian Language Performance, Haku Mele of the Year and Hawaiian Music Album of the Year.