Kainalu Busque

Kainalu Busque

 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Hi, my name is Kainalu I'm a Singer/Songwriter from Honolulu, HI. I just released my Self-Titled, Debut Album. My music is unorthodox for coming out of Hawaii(it's not traditional Hawaiian, or Reggae)but i think that's why you'd like it. 2 learn more about my music visit: www.kainalumusic.net Aloha!


Singer/Songwriter, Kainalu Busque was born on November 27th, 1985. And was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kainalu is a graduate of Moanalua High School-class of 2003.

Kainalu's exposure to music happened at a very young age. Whether it was his Dad playing the guitar, or records from his vast record collection playing in the background.. Kainalu's childhood was filled with music. As his passion and taste for music grew, so did his hunger and curiosity.

At the age of 10, Kainalu picked up his first instrument…the ukulele. As he quickly taught himself how to play the instrument, he found that his interest in music had quickly grown. So much in fact that by the age of 12, he began learning his 1st guitar chords. This trend of learning new instruments became the norm throughout Kainalu’s musical journey. By the time he graduated high school, he already had taught himself how to play the ukulele, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion.

Kainalu has quickly made a name for himself in Hawaii's music scene-as a young and talented Singer/Songwriter, who has only just begun to scratch the surface of his full potential. He has also become quite recognized for his unique musical style. In a music scene flooded with Reggae, and Traditional Hawaiian music, it is rare to come across a folksy, soulful-singer/songwriter such as Kainalu.

Kainalu's unique style can be attributed to a diverse number of influences, some of whom are: James Taylor, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, John Mayer, John Cruz, Country Comfort, Cecilio and Kapono, and Ernie Cruz Jr. just to name a few...

Kainalu is no stranger to the stage, He has played in some of Hawaii's biggest venues, and shared the stage with some of Hawaii's brightest stars. One can regularly see him playing weekly gig's-in and around town and in Waikiki.

In the summer of 2010, Kainalu began the process of recording and producing his Solo Debut album at BuPrint Studios in Kaneohe, Hawaii...the 11 song (all original) album includes some previously demo-released favorites, as well as some previously unreleased material.

In July of 2011, Kainalu finished recording his self-titled debut album, and started an Indie record label called MellowSoul Records.

"Kainalu" was released on September 13th, 2011, and has drawn rave reviews from numerous local press outlets. Kainalu has also gained respect and notoriety amongst his peers in the local music scene.

With every warm strum of his guitar, to every soulful song he sings, his heart comes through to touch his audience in a very heartfelt and inspiring way..


"Kainalu"-Mellowsoul Records--Released on September 13th, 2011

Empty Space-Airplay on KPOA 93.5FM Maui
Loves on the Tracks-Airplay on KPOA 93.5FM Maui
Loves on the Tracks-Airplay on FM97 Kauai