Kolohe Kai is an island band represented by singer/songwriter/front man Roman de Peralta. This band is known for putting out all-original music releases. In 2009, Kolohe Kai broke out on the music scene with its debut release This is the Life garnering a massive following with lead songs “‘Ehu Girl” and “Cool Down.” Their sophomore release in 2011 entitled Love Town turned the song “First Ture Love” into a radio favorite.

After a 3-year break to enjoy life’s experiences, Kolohe Kai came back strong with Paradise in 2014. The title track “Paradise” and “Heʻe Roa” were a reminder to island reggae lovers that Kolohe Kai could always capture what was in the hearts of its listening audience.

Over the following years, Kolohe Kai would release just one single “Higher” due to personal and physical setbacks. But as he has done in previous years, Roman took those experiences, both the good and the not-so-good, and made music. In 2019, Kolohe Kai released Summer 2 Winter, a fully realized original project, coupled with a visual album. Stunning videos were crafted and a cohesive timeline created to represent each song. While every video can stand alone, viewing the album videos in sequence gives the listener/viewer a greater perspective into the lyrical skills of Roman and Kolohe Kai.

Roman is a representative of both the Kanileʻa and Islander ʻUkulele lines.

Pictures graciously provided by photographer Randie Lunn of Manuhealiʻi.