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Island Bound

Island Bound

It all began in the Spring of 2006 while we ended our outrigger canoe practices at Steele Lake in Federal Way, WA we picked up our ukulele’s and strummed and sang some of our favorite songs until it was time to leave for home. We started to get a bit more serious and practiced with Uncle Edgar Paranada of Café Hawaii in Tacoma, WA. After he closed his restaurant doors for the night, we used to play there for hours having good fun but gaining experience at the same time.

Island Bound made their first appearance at Kikaha O’ Ke Kai’s fundraiser called ‘Ohana Nights at the Holiday Inn Hotel in SeaTac, WA thanks to Uncle Boy Chun Fook we also obtained gigs like performing at Lokahi’s Ho’o lau lea. We then maintained a steady gig every Friday nights at Pac Island Grill in Federal Way, WA. These live exposures and also creating our MySpace account opened a whole new world for us.

We are a band that continues to grow in the Reggae scene, keeping in mind to perpetuate our Hawaiian roots and culture. We are a band of six who live in the Pacific Northwest. Listed below is the name of our band members along with some of their sweet inspirations and what they bring to Island Bound:

Isaiah Chun Fook, aka Zaia
Founder of Island Bound
Vocals, Guitar
Inspired by the family musicians that surrounded him in his early childhood.

Justin Sedeno, aka JAHstin
Founder of Island Bound
Inspired by Bob Marley and many other musicians

Kawelo Panui
Vocals, Ukulele
Inspired by my family mostly my dad Ellery Panui and Na Leo O’ Hawaii this is another band I sing and play traditional Hawaiian music.

Sarah Fonoimoana
Inspired to share the love I have for music with others and wanting to bring everyone together “as one”.

James Santos
Drums, Percussion
My inspirations are Dennis Chambers, Tony Royster Jr., Buddy Rich, Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, and the list goes on and on!

Mafutaga Matautia aka ‘T’
Inspired by all reggae and gospel music. Reggae music reunites us in our own culture.

Lynette Sedeno
Booking and Promotions Manager