MARCUS MALEPEAI of Three Plus
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
One of the hottest bands in Hawaii, Three Plus took Hawaii by storm in the late 90’s and continues to be a house name here in the islands. This highly energetic group consists of three friends who came together through their love for music and sports.
Marcus Malepeai is a ’92 graduate of Kailua High School and has returned to his alma mater to coach their varsity football team. He practiced the art of ‘ukulele playing while attending college in Idaho.
Marcus is a brand new Kanile’a artist and performs alongside his group with original members Tanoa Kapana and Karl Zinsman.
After a short time on the Hawaii music scene, the three recorded their first album entitled “Honey Baby.” The project hit the shelves in September 1999 and after one week of the release, the album topped the local charts. For nine straight weeks, the album was number one on FM 100’s top 10 @ 10 for most units sold locally. After nine months, they sold more than 40,000 copies. They were also nominated for three Na Hoku Hanohano awards