Hi-Town / About This Artist

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Hometown: Hilo, HI

Label: Phat Bula Records- Indie

Management: Banana Slug Productions- www.bananaslugpro@yahoo.com (808)989-9473

Website: www.myspace.com

Genre: Reggae

Reggae charts for Hilo, HI
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Hi-Town, short for Hilo-Town, are recent recipients of the 2010 Hawaii Music Award for Island Contemporary Album of The Year. Formed in 2007 by, 2003 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for Reggae Album of The Year (Three Plus), Karl Zinsman. Hi-Town has been generating a buzz around the Hawaiian music scene even before the release of their debut CD (Released Apr.'09). With their energetic live shows, five-part harmonies and brilliant horn section, Hi-Town has quickly become the band to watch in the islands. Co-Produced and Engineered by fellow Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and music artist Damon Williams, Hi-Town's debut CD features 10 original tracks along with an array of talented guest artists and musicians: O-Shen (Sharpnote Records), Damon Williams (Phat Bula Records), Kahi Fernandez (Bamboo Records), Ekona Ravey (Mixjah, 'Aipohaku), Ace Loughmiller (Ho'okoa, Kekai Boys) & Luke Clebsch (Harmonica).


"Hi-Town's "Sunshine In My Life" featured on the new "Pipeline 2 Paradise" compilation CD due in stores Summer '10..."-Pu'ukani Sebala, Owner
Pipeline 2 Paradise Radio, Las Vegas, NV.

"2010 Hawaii Music Awards winner for Island Contempoary Album of The Year....Hi-Town!"-Johnny Kai
(President) Hawaii Music Awards

"This CD is solid, Island Reggae at it's finest..."- "Mana" Thome, Owner
Polynesian Underground LLC

"It's always in my CD player, I love track #1...awesome album guys..."- Kanoa Leahy(Sports)
KHON TV 2 Honolulu, HI.

"Hi-Town brings that 'feel good' music back on the scene...I enjoyed their debut CD."- Tiana Tufono, Owner
6 Note Entertainment- Monterey, CA.

"Hi-Town rocks the house..."-KWXX G.Cruz(Mid-Days)
KWXX Radio 94.7 Hilo

"No.4 on the Top 10 (Aug.'09), solid debut by Hi-Town..."- Pu'ukani Sebala, Owner
Pipeline 2 Paradise Radio, Las Vegas, NV.

"Definitely THE band to watch in the islands..."
Big Island Weekly

"Four #1 songs off their debut album, stay tuned for their fifth..."-Native FM 95.9 Hilo, Hawaii
"The Jake Show"

"Expect big things from Hi-Town in the future..."- Native FM 95.9 Hilo, Hawaii
Super Fun Crazy Show Podcast

"Solid debut album, instant island classic..."- Hawaii Tribune Herald
CD Review: Hi-Town