Hawaiian singer-songwriter Kawehi, will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur on 7th October 2014. She is known across the USA for her live shows as a “one-woman band” creating intricate loops via her beatboxing, a guitar, a midi keyboard, and an Ableton Live.
With a voice uniquely her own, Kawehi, whose full name is Kawehi Wight, draws you in with her catchy hooks and honest lyrics, and has been featured in Music Connection Magazine’s “Hot 100 Unsigned Artists & Bands” in 2011 with her videos on CBS News Most Viral Videos, Booooooom!, Sony Music, Esquire, Spin, and Gizmodo homepages.
The one-woman band became an Internet sensation when, she covered Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” on Vimeo in April this year with her signature looping style, synth effects, mini-keyboard, singing and beatboxing. Her video was selected as a “Staff Pick” on Vimeo, which catapulted her to internet fame with over a million views. Magazines such as Esquire and Elle have praised her music calling it “killer” and “unbelievable” whilst rock star Courtney Love tweeted saying it is “genius”.
Watch and be blown away:
She also became known as “The Kickstarter Darling” when her Extended Play (EP) project was over funded by 900%. As an independent artiste, Kawehi has taken to Kickstarter, raising funds for her four EP’s, a live album, a documentary and a US tour through crowd-funding alone, staying true to herself and her fans by making the kind of music she is proud of.
Now with over 300 shows under her belt, Kawehi is making a name for herself as a true “Do It Yourself” artiste, creating music that is both tangible and relative, and generating much-deserved attention from both fans and industry folk alike.
Deets are as follows:
Date: 7th October (Tuesday)
Time: 9:30pm onwards
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur, Ground Floor, Wisma Concorde, Jalan Sultan Ismail
Ticketing: RM50 per person
For more information about Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur, visit their official website.