islander ukulele featured artist - Bernard Kalua

Bernard Kalua

Instrument: GL-6 SA
Hometown: Hilo, HI

Bernard Kalua is an original member of the 1970’s Big Island recording group, “The Blahlahs of Keaukaha”. The group consisted of Kuulei Ahuna (guitar), Clayton Kua (guitar, bass), Richard Kaleohano (guitar, uke), Randolph Ioane (bass), and Bernard Kalua (bass). In later years, Bernard played with Hawai’i’s top performers including Marlene Sai, Karen Keawehawai`i, and more.
Today, Bernard continues to play Hawaiian music throughout Hawai’i with different groups and is a house name in the islands. His sweet vocals and love for traditional Hawaiian music brings a sound of old Hawai’i that we rarely hear in modern day music. He is a treasure to Hawai’i, and we are proud to have him as a featured artist.