Singer, Songwriter, Performer & Multi-Instrumentalist Born n' Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kapali Long has been performing music all his life since he was the age of 3. Learning Piano, then ukulele and so forth. His main instruments would be his voice (5-6 octave range, 90's rock-esque-Crooner tendencies)& Guitar but plays close to 20 instruments;
"I play guitar, piano, studied voice classically, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, bass, percussion & bunch of "Band" instruments. It's like Good Will Hunting. Music lights up & I just love to create!"
Music is in his blood; Being from Hawaii & Native Hawaiian. Kapalis Mother plays Bass & sings, Grandfather & Grandmother toured in the 60s & also being the Nephew of Hawaiian Music Greats such Buddy Fo n' Mikilani Fo & Great Grandson of Daniel Pokipala.
Long has played & writes all genres from Rock to Reggae, Metal to Folk n' Country & Urban but his music would be "His."
"My music & lyrics are where I get to show You "Me" & how I've grown to find who I am as an Artist."
Kapali has opened for artist like
Robert Earl Keen, Howie Day, Mickey & The Motorcars, Ryan Cabrera, JB & the Moonshine Band, Ron Pope, Fortunate Youth, Teddy Geiger, One Drop, HAPA, Sashamon, Anuhea, Man Overboard, Tenelle & many other acts. Kapalis been on the same bills as Less Than Jake to Vertical Horizon to Echosmith, has sat & talked with the legendary Taj Mahal & has been called into some Major Label writing sessions with Producers & artist alike.
"My first three concerts were Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones & Prince."
Spotify Similar Artist to Kapali Long are listed as Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, The Avett Brothers, The Counting Crows & Les Paul. KL has been Compared to John Mayer & fellow Hawaii Brother Jack Johnson!
Kapalis Toured Quite A Bit:
March2013 | on his "March Mahalo Tour" playing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Provo, Boulder, Denver, Albuquerque as well as Austin during the SXSW Week!
December2013 | Winter Wonder Tour" playing in cities such as San Francisco, Sausolito, Portland, Seattle & Honolulu, Hawaii!
March2014 | "March Mahalo Tour to Austin" Tx for SXSW2014, playing over 10 showcases;Sunday to Saturday. Also showcasing instruments for a couple of his endorsements at the SXSW Gear Show (Thurs-Sat11am-5pm) &winning an Inner Ear Monitor System from CTM Clear Tune Monitors.
April2014 | Kapali went to Orlando, Fl to play the "Florida Music Festival 2014" where he then traveled across country by foot & train from Fl->Ny->Sf playing in New York City for a Week of Shows & playing as much as possible in every city & state he could stop in between.
After that tour Kapali formed his group in which to fulfill the full band sound for live shows & festivals by the name
"Kapali Long & The Society." Within 3 months of forming, the group recorded the 4 song album/EP entitled "The Different EP."
SEPT2014 | The group did a cd release show with a few Radio Show and morning show appearances in Hawaii.
Dec2014-Jan2015 | KL flew back to Hawaii & did a solo tour playing over 20 shows & events between December
Mach2015 | KL recorded a bunch of material for a full length acoustic LP then booked a Mini Tour with dates in SoCal, Arizona & Austin, Tx in March2015 for SXSW to promote his Upcoming Solo Singles "A Little Bit", "Routines" & the Debut release of "The Different EP."
March2015 | Aside from local residencies in Los Angeles, KL played in Honolulu, for a tiny run of shows in which were called "#SummerBackHome2015." Playing at smaller local venues with intimate moments.
July2015 | Texas to play at the legendary venue "Floores Country Store" where Willie Nelson played on Saturdays & then opening for Robert Earl Keen at his "4th on th River Festival" in Kerrville, Tx the Day After!
"I love to be on the road & on tour! I was made for it, other than being in Hawaii, the only time I feel at home is On the Road!"
One of Kapalis accomplishments is playin over 200 shows during each year as well making major strides as a self managed, self released, unsigned artist. Looking for the right team now, contact to join!
Booked for 2 weeks in New York for February of 2016 then playing 2 days at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival in Pennsylvania February 26-28,with plans to be in Texas all of March for SXSW2016 looks like 2016 is gonna start out just nicely!
Ride the swell with me if you're ready?
Kapali is also fully endorsed by:
Kremona USA, Playing their Guitars (Model: Rondo TL)& their Ukuleles(Model: Mari.)
CTM Clear Tune Monitors
(Bluegrass Sets & 11 gage)
Everly Bros Star Picks
Kyser Musical Co.:
Quick Change Capos / Humidifiers
Model: Single Barrel Guitar
Goorin Brothers Hat Shop.