Andrew Molina is from Maui Hawaii and began playing the ukulele when he was 13
Inspired by his mentor and good friend Jake Shimabukuro, Andrew put all of his time
and effort into his ukulele practicing tirelessly for hours on end.
Andrew released his first CD entitled “The Beginning” in 2013
on which he composed 8 of the 11 songs.
His CD was a finalist for “Ukulele Album of the Year”
in the 2014 “Na Hoku Hanohano" awards, Hawaii’s version of the Grammy Awards.
His love and passion for this simple but unique instrument really show in his playing
and songwriting skills.
Now 23, He is one of the up and coming crop of talented young ukulele virtuosos,
and is always trying to find a way to take the ukulele to another level.
His music can be described as a mix of Hawaiian, pop, rock, latin and a little bit of jazz.
Several of his original compositions were recently selected for a promotional video
for Ocean Vodka Company and a video for Hawaiian Airlines. His his original song
“E Ho’i Ke Aloha” was selected for an upcoming movie soundtrack.
Andrew is planning to record his second CD in 2016 and is already working on songs
for the album.
His goal is to perform outside of Hawaii and to share his music with people everywhere
and to show them how versatile and “cool” this humble little instrument can be and the
different genres and styles of music that the ukulele can be used in.
I am looking forward to supporting Kamaka Ukulele celebrate it's 100 year anniversary, and it will
be my first time performimg at NAMM and I'm very excited about it.
I'm also looking forward to showing the NAMM audience some cool things that can be played on the ukulele.