Formed in 1993, Maunalua (Bobby Moderow, Jr., Kahi Kaonohi, and Richard Gideon) released their first self-titled album in 2000, and promptly won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award (the Hawaiian Grammy) for "Hawaiian Album of the Year" and most recently in 2016 for "Group of the Year!" . The group of strong vocalists is known for tight harmonies accentuated by Moderow's falsetto and prowess with slack key guitar. Their always-entertaining performances range from fun, high-energy songs to sweet and soulful ballads interspersed with banter between the three group members and with the audience. Maunalua never disappoints.