- 23 March 2018 6:30pm
Kalae Miles was born and raised in Waimanalo on the island of Oahu. Quickly finding his musical voice by age 9, he performed with the Honolulu Boys Choir, Keiki Music School and The Hawaii Children’s Opera Music. The years that followed found Kalae competing in talent shows and song contests, winning 1st place in the Hilton Hawaiian Village song contest, the Morning Musicale competition and NATS.
Finishing college at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Kalae was gifted by Hawai’i’s Foundation of Culture and Arts to study falsetto with one of Hawai’i’s most respected falsetto singers, Richard Ho’opi’i, eventually becoming Richard’s honorary protege. A subsequent mentorship that followed, Kalae studied voice and ‘ukulele under Kahauanu Lake, one of Hawai’i’s most internationally loved progressive Hawaiian musician/composers.