Paul Shimomoto

Paul Shimomoto

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Contemporary island music - a blend of contemporary Hawaiian and pop songs with light jazz to create a soothing, relaxing ambience for listeners.

Biography

Paul Shimomoto is a partner and corporate attorney by day and an apsiring vocalist on the side.

Paul's first professional recording came on the heels of winning a local vocal competition in 2003 - in August of 2004, he released his first commerical recording, "Magic Beside the Sea", under the Hula Records label. In December, 2007, Paul released his second professional recording, "Sentimental Alibi", which was produced under Paul's own recording label, Leo Hano Records.

Paul's vocal styling are reminiscent of the legendary island crooner, Alfred Apaka. His musical influences include Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble and Diana Krall. Paul's music successfully infuses contemporary Hawaiian music with light jazz arrangements to produce a soothing and relaxing feel for his audience.

Discography

"Magic Beside the Sea" - released August, 2004
"Sentimental Alibi" - released December, 2007

Set List

Typically, we play 1 to 2 sets (45 minutes each).

A typical set includes the following songs and covers:
- Waikiki
- Let's Fall in Love
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
- Summer Wind
- Home
- Beautiful Kanani
- Waikoloa
- Lovely Hula Girl
- Route 66
- Somewhere in Hawaii
- Moondance
- Sway
- For Once in My Life