Joshua Alo's Spiritual Roots Reggae from Hawai'i is steadily rising and beginning to gain attention worldwide having recently performed at the same venues and festivals with names like Groundation, Stephan Marley, Gentleman, Collie Budz, Danakil, Sebastian Sturm, even Buena Vista Social Club, Sean Paul, Erykah Badu and De La Soul. "Joshua Alo continues to intrigue fans around the world. His music captivates the heart and reaches the depths of the soul which brings a sense of tranquility appropriate for all times and seasons". John Berger, Honolulu Star Bulletin
Joshua grew up as an island boy in Hawai'i strumming the guitar and ukulele and at the age of 18 and with very little money in his pocket, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was sent all over the world. In 2007, while stationed in Italy, Joshua performed an acoustic set in a cafe and caught the attention of a local producer who offered to record his first album "Answer Your Calling". This hard hitting album received rave reviews from even the harshest reggae and world music critics and gained him increased exposure worldwide.
With his instrument strapped to his back, Joshua brought his music to and throughout Japan, Europe and the Middle East all while serving on active duty. In 2008, Joshua completed his time in the service and returned to his home island and was enthusiastically received by fans as he delivered captivating and powerful performances. The media warmly welcomed him with exposure and appearances on radio and TV shows including Hawaii’s leading news channel, KHON.
Ever the world traveler, Joshua is currently living in the heart of Europe and continues to be the the ambassador of Hawaiian Roots Reggae outside of the U.S. Now fully armed with an explosive new album "Orchid Unknown", Joshua Alo's music is already beginning to shake the world of reggae and is receiving regular airplay in Hawai'i, Continental U.S, Guam, South America, Europe and even Africa. Joshua is also beginning to share the stage with some of Europe's hardest hitting reggae bands.
“…Not only can this humble Hawaiian man record great music, his on stage performances are charismatic and inspiring. Joshua Alo is just getting started” (Maui Times)