Gateway concert features three island stars

Hawaii’s premiere special events venue, the Gateway at the Polynesian Cultural Center, will once again welcome Hawaii’s brightest stars with a live concert featuring popular local artists:

Lia Live
Kalisi Tau
Micah G.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 8 p.m.

Gracing the stage since 2001, Lia Live is a multilingual singer and songwriter based out of Maui. Her vocals can be described as a mix between Alicia Keyes and Rihanna, and her musical style ranges from reggae to hip hop and funk.

After graduating from King Kekaulike High School, Live became a part of a singing group called Shuga, but later moved to Los Angeles to gain experience in the music industry and pursue a solo career. While living there, Lia recorded a promotional album called Breaking Sonido.

Her first island single, entitled On a One Way, was released in July 2011 and is on rotation on local radio stations; her second single, Day by Day, premiered in March 2012. She partnered with local artist Leylani on her track, Meant to Be. Live’s newest single, So Nice, just hit the music scene in October and she is currently working on a new album, coming soon.

Entertaining Hawaii since she was 14, Maui-born singer and songwriter Kalisi Tau has a local vocal style that can be best described as a blend between Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger, with an island twist. Through her music, which ranges from genres of reggae, pop, R&B and Tongan, Tau strives to be a positive influence for young people.

At the age of 15 she joined the popular Maui reggae group, Pac Vibes, which was her first professional venture as a lead female vocalist. Since then, Tau has performed with many groups, including One Inity, The Sistars, and the Keys to Creation. Her first single and also a chart-topper in Hawaii, Tell Me This Is Real, was released in April 2012. Tau Looks forward to premiering a new album soon.

Popular radio hit, It Can’t Get Better Than This, a collaboration between Tau and Live, will be performed at the November 21 concert.

Local boy and artist Micah G. is known throughout Hawaii for his soulful voice and feel-good reggae vibes. Early in his career, Micah G. was the lead singer and one of the founders of popular Hawaii group, The Next Generation.

In 2009, he released his debut album entitled G Style, which featured hits including, Big City Love and Take a Chance. In summer of 2010, Micah G. released his single, All for You, and recently premiered his newest single, Good Man, which was featured on his second solo album.

“We are always excited to host popular artists at the Gateway, especially local talent, such as Lia Live, Kalisi Tau, and Micah G.,” said Raymond Magalei, PCC’s director of marketing. “With the holidays rolling around, this concert is the perfect opportunity to take a night to relax and enjoy some positive vibes on Hawaii’s scenic North Shore.”

“Past concerts hosted at the Gateway special events venue include John Cruz, Na Leo Pilimehana, Anuhea, Irie Love, Nesian N.I.N.E., Rebel Souljahz, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Kapena, and Aotearoa artists Maisey Rika, and Ria Hall, and we look forward to announcing more concerts in the near future.”

The November 21 concert will start at 8:00 p.m. at PCC’s Gateway special events venue. The 24,400-square-foot venue provides a spectacular location for concerts and features shell torches that provide ambient lighting and state-of-the-art sound system.

Tickets are $15 general admission for residents with a valid Hawaii ID and $10 for Kamaaina Annual Passholders. Seats are limited and advance reservations and are highly recommended. To make reservations, call the PCC ticket office at (808) 293-3333. For more information, visit PCCKamaaina.com.

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