RIYL: J Boog, the Green, UB40, Katchafire, KC & JoJo, Boys II Men, Debarge, Genuwine
Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: Boys II Men, Immature, KC & Jojo
Kekoa Tsukiyama, aka aoK, was born in Hawaii on the island of Maui into a family with a history of singers and musicians dating back to his great-grandparents. In 2013, he moved to the Pacific Northwest and began performing solo as aoK (his nickname reversed). In 2014, aoK was signed to Polynesian Underground Entertainment and completed a 16-state tour, performing with and opening for popular reggae bands.
His repertoire includes selections from R&B, reggae, top 40, oldies, and contemporary Hawaiian music, as well as original songs.