Cali Roots Presents
CRSB, One A-Chord
2367 Shattuck Ave (Enter On Durant)
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is all ages
Maoli (meaning “Native” in Hawaiian) started in Maui with Glenn Awong, a 14-year-old with a passion for music, and Kana Akiu-Corpuz. In their sophomore year, the aspiring vocalist and bassist began writing original music at the encouragement of their high school teacher. It was also during this time that Glenn started recording demos of his songs. By the time, he reached his senior year, Glenn was ready to share his music with a greater audience.
In 2005, Glenn and the band he formed, “No Boundaries”, won a Battle of the Bands competition on the island of Maui. With numerous performances already under his belt, Glenn then formed Maoli in 2007 with a new lineup of talented musicians, including bassist, Kana.
Maoli took the islands by storm in 2008 with their debut album, “Groovin,” having one hit after the next (“No One”, “Write Me A Letter”, and “So Incredible”); this was the groundbreaking album that first established the group as a premiere Hawaiian Island Reggae recording band. In 2010, Maoli did it again with their 2nd release, “Rock Easy”, featuring another treasure trove of #1 hits “Breaking My Heart”, “Whisper” and “Rock Easy”. Their 3rd album entitled, “Arise,” took to a national and international audience exploring Maoli’s love for various genres of music. “Blew it”, “Something about your love” and “Time to get over” are just some of the diverse hits that this album displays. Maoli’s road to success continued as they toured the islands and the world promoting their very own unique Island sound.
Maoli embarked on a new journey in 2012, touring on a national level. To capture a wider audience, Maoli traveled from California to New York and beyond. They have toured with some of the biggest and most world renown acts in reggae music such as J Boog, Katchafire, Fiji and others.
In 2015, Maoli dropped their newest EP entitled “One Eighty”. The EP included Hawaii’s #1 hits “No Way” and “Sun Will Shine” along with others like “Let it go” and “Fight the rain”- original songs penned by the band’s founder and leader Glenn Awong.
In December of 2016 the band released “The Best of Maoli,” which features 16 hits from previous albums as well as *Bonus Track “Rocky Road” which features PeniDean. Staying true to their roots, Maoli’s style continuously evolves.
CRSB is a musical duo based out of the San Francisco Bay Area who create their own brand of Island Soul-infused Pop. Consisting of members Chris Ramos and Sonny B., CRSB combines honest and memorable songwriting with a heart right out of the islands.
The group garnered mass attention from the public after they began to release live home videos performing their original compositions. Posted from the personal YouTube account of Ramos, the collection of videos has amassed over three and a half million plays. The group self-released the LP "Eclectivity" in 2009 in response to the demand of their rapidly expanding fan base.
Since than CRSB has accomplished to get 3 #1 Songs and 5 Top 5 Hits on the Hawaiian Radio Waves. WHile in the island, CRSB even made their way to Performing on the Channel 4 ABC Morning News with their Original Music.
CRSB has maintained a consistent performance schedule while also releasing 2 Ground-breaking Projects the "LoveGun EP" and there Self Titled LP "CRSB". The releases has created a unique sound that only CRSB can accomplish; bridging the gap between Island Music and Pop Culture. CRSB's acoustic driven, ukeulele-based songwriting and their polished, Island Pop sound always leaves their audience feeling good and wanting more.
As Monterey’s premier reggae band, O.A.C., also known as One A-Chord, has wasted no time in spreading their fusion of Polynesian reggae vibe andIsland-style sounds, rocking some of the major cities of the entire WestCoast, including Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, Seattle. The band’s notoriety has brought them strong recognition, being called upon to perform at some of the bay’s largest events and venues, such as 2010 & 2011 MontereyReggae Fest, 2012 & 2013 California Roots Festival, including an 18-cityWest Coast tour (On The Move Tour) with major recording artists, Maoli and Jordan T. in 2013 and 2015. In 2014, O.A.C. was blessed with supporting San Diego’s very own Tribal Theory in a West Coast tour. As seasoned musicians and vocalists, the high quality vibe of O.A.C. readily brings a soulful, r&b, and “rootsy” sound and presence to any event they perform, with a focus to always entertain and enlighten the crowds