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Paul Shimomoto Media Kit

  1. 1. Award Winning Vocal!t and Recor"ng A#!t
  2. 2. Biography Paul was born and raised in Hawaii. He attended `Iolani School, earned his B.A. from Denver University, and obtained his J.D. from Creighton University School in Omaha, Nebraska. He currently is a licensed and practicing corporate attorney by day. While Paul pursued the law as an occupation, music was always his passion. Over the years, Paul has been a member of numerous doo-wop acapella groups, he has performed in local theatre, and he’s been the lead vocalist in a local Hawaiian music group. In 2003, Paul entered the vocal competition of the 1st Annual Hapa Haole Hula and Music Festival. Paul won the competition and earned the right to record under the Hula Records label. In 2004, Paul released his debut CD, “Magic Beside the Sea”. “Magic” was nominated for several Na Hoku Hanohano (Na Hoku) awards and was an entrant in the 2004 Grammy Awards (Best Hawaiian Album). Since 2004, Paul has regularly appeared as a guest performer at the annual Hapa Haole Hula and Music Festival, singing with such legendary local performers as Nina Keali’iwahamana, Mahi Beamer, Gary Aiko, Marlene Sai and Danny Kaleikini. In December, 2007, Paul released his second CD, “Sentimental Alibi”, under his own recording label, Leo Hano Records. Among others, he teamed up with former `Iolani School classmate, Mark Tanouye (bass); noted keyboard player Dan Del Negro of the Honolulu Jazz Quartet; and Na Hoku award winners Weldon Kekauoha and Jeff Peterson. On March 15, 2008, Paul accepted the Contemporary Hawaiian CD of the Year award at the 11th Annual Hawaii Music Awards for his work on “Sentimental Alibi”. “Sentimental Alibi” was also nominated for 7 awards in the 2008 Na Hoku Awards, and it was an entrant in the Traditional Pop Vocal category of the 2008 Grammy Awards. In June of 2008, Paul made his musical debut in Japan, and his music is regularly played and featured on internet radio stations around the world. Music from “Sentimental Alibi” and “Magic Beside the Sea” is available on Apple’s iTunes , Rhapsody and other digital download sites.
  3. 3. Discography Sentimental Alibi Magic Beside the Sea Label: Hula Records Label: Leo Hano Records Released: August 2004 Released: December 2007 (CDHS-633) (CDLH-001) Summary: Summary: Crisp and fresh arrangements of contemporary A sophisticated bland of contemporary Hawaiian Hawaiian and hapa haole classics. and jazz standards constructed with lush arrangements performed in a style reminiscent of Alfred Apaka, Nat King Cole and Dean Martin. Awards & Accolades: Awards & Accolades: 2007 Hawaii Music Awards Winner 2004 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Nominee (Contemporary Hawaiian CD of the Year) 2004 Grammy Awards Entrant 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Nominee (Contemporary Hawaiian Album) 2008 Grammy Awards Entrant (Traditional Pop Vocal) Reviews: Reviews: “...beautiful arrangements...lives up to “...a fine salute to Hawaii’s hapa haole musical expectations and then some...” heritage ...” - John Berger - John Berger Honolulu Star Bulletin Honolulu Star Bulletin “...the session sounds like a command performance “...a splendid visit to another time in Hawaiian in a chic club...” history ...” - Wayne Harada - Wayne Harada Honolulu Advertiser Honolulu Advertiser
  4. 4. Summary of Performances Television Appearances - NightTime with Andy Bumatai - KITV Morning News - KHON TV Radio Appearances - Iwaki FM - Iwaki, Japan - Studio Rim - Honolulu, HI - Visionary Radio - Honolulu, HI - 88.1 FM - Honolulu, HI Internet Radio Appearances - - - Live Performances - Imperial Jazz Complex 2009 - Imperial Hotels - Tokyo & Osaka, Japan - Camp Smith - `Oahu, HI - Fort Shafter - `Oahu, HI - Bishop Museum - Planned Parenthood Annual Gala 2009 - Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Honolulu, HI - Helping Hands Hawaii Annual Gala 2009 - Sheraton Waikiki - Honolulu, HI - Hilton Hawaiian Village - Honolulu, HI - Spa Resort Hawaiians, Iwaki, Japan - Hapa Haole Hula and Music Festival - Hale Koa Hotel - Honolulu, HI - Cupola, Honolulu Design Center - Honolulu, HI - Waialae Country Club - Honolulu, HI - Honolulu Country Club - Honolulu, HI - Outrigger Hotel - Honolulu, HI - Ward Warehouse - Honolulu, HI - Lanikohonua, Oahu, HI - Willows Restaurant, Honolulu, HI - `Iolani School Family Fair 2009 - A Touch of `Iolani 2008 - Annual Alumni Fundraiser - International Market Place, Honolulu HI
  5. 5. Paul Shimomoto Contact Information Address: Leo Hano Records, LLC 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2100 Honolulu, HI 96813 USA Phone: 808.223.8694 e-mail (1): e=mail (2): Official website: www. Rates Available upon request Client References Available upon request