Today we officially announce the recognition of Cyril Pahinui for the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Lifetime Achievement Award. And to commemorate his preeminent career and receiving this highest of honors, the re-release of The Sandwich Isle Band
, Cyril Pahinui’s debut album released in 1978 and one of the first of the next generation releases that defined contemporary Hawaiian Music! The Sandwich Isle Band
is the creation of Grammy-nominee Cyril Pahinui’s first group formed in 1975. The recordings feature the innovative sounds of bass player sensation Brian Hussey, steel guitar wonder Eddie Palama, the phenomenon guitar of Steven Hall, on loan percussionist Merv Ching and guest artist the virtuoso, Peter Moon, set in the picturesque exotic tropical paradise, the Sandwich Islands.