Born and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii, four close friends embraced their love of music and singing from their early high school campus days to forming the reggae group we know today as Rebel Souljahz. Composed of four talented vocalists, Mike Maglinti, Will Su’a, Andrew “Bubba” Hodges and Tunez Moananu, each with their own unique style, but together creating a harmonious foursome unlike any other recording group.
Rebel Souljahz is heavily influenced by reggae and R&B music. Its signature soulful harmonies by four lead singers separates them from your typical reggae artist.
The bands fan base continues to grow daily. They’ve accumulated nearly 3 million views altogether on YouTube, 140,000 Facebook fans and 80,000 Instagram followers. They look to keep the momentum going with their highly anticipated forthcoming 4th album “4 The People” to be released in early 2017.
Eli-Mac is a Filipino American singer who came in ninth place on the third season of American Idol. She was born in Makati City, Philippines, and her family later moved to Haiku, Maui. Prior to American Idol, she was a struggling songwriter/composer who worked at her parents’ IHOP restaurant in Kahului.
Vocally, Eli-Mac was quickly classified as being hip-hop, a culture and style she certainly identified with.
Since her time on American Idol, she’s worked in Jamaica on the single “Guava Jelly” produced by Stephen Marley, which received the Hawaii Music Awards’ Single of the Year in April 2009. She released an EP titled “Dubstop” in 2014, which debuted on the Billboard Top 10, and has toured with Sublime with Rome, The Greeen, J Boog and Rebel Souljahz. Eli-Mac will be releasing a new album, “Joyride,” in March 2017.
Born and raised on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, Shar Carillo started singing at the very young age of seven. She recorded her first song at the age of 17 and by the age of 23, taught herself to play the guitar and started writing her own music.
Shar Carillo released her first EP “Letting Go” in 2012, which led to three nominations at the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. She released three more singles, all of which were played on local radio stations, Guam, New Zealand, Japan, etc.
Forming her own band in 2012, Shar Carillo gained exposure mainly through weekly performances at local venues. She covers a variety of music from pop, reggae, hip-hop and R&B. Most notably, Shar has opened up for national artists such as Kat Dahlia, Magic, Shaggy, apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, and most recently UB40 and Kenny Loggins.
Shar Carillo just released her second EP “Taste of My Love” in December 2016.