Al Nip and Jon Toda have been playing Hawaiian music on Maui since 1983. They have shared their music to malihini and kama'aina at many Maui venues, including, the Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Westin Maui, Hyatt Regency, Sheraton Maui, Kealani, and other Maui properties. Al Nip, retired after 31 years as an educator at Lahainaluna High School, where he coordinated the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and taught business courses. He has played music professionally on Maui since 1975 and enjoys sharing the culture and history of the islands through this medium. He loves kiho'alu and his style can be described in two words, "simple and sweet." Al currently teaches part-time at at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Lahaina and plays music at the Old Lahaina Luau. In his spare time, Al enjoys surfing, diving for tako, and assisting Na Kalai Wa'a Moku o Hawai'i with the Makali'i voyaging canoe. He is one of the coaches for the 14 and under paddlers of the Napili Canoe Club. Jon Toda has been playing Hawaiian music on Maui for over twenty years. He is a skilled bass player who also plays guitar and 'ukulele. He is also employed at Seabury Hall, a prestigious private school, where he is the Technology Director and teaches 'ukulele. He previously worked for Maui Community College as the coordinator of the VITEC program. As an architect, he has had a hand in designing various Maui properties. Fulton Tashombe, the only full-time musician in the group, is a world-class keyboard player and producer. He has played with the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, George Benson, Natalie Cole, and most recently Patti LaBelle during the 2007 Christmas season. Fea-B-Lei Alcomindras has been playing Hawaiian music in Maui since the 60's. She plays 'ukulele and has a beautiful Hawaiian voice. Kristen Toda, is a skilled 'ukulele player who has won the Hula Grill 'ukulele contest, sponsored by George Kahumoku, three times. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University.