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Most of us can only dream about living on an island paradise or being rock stars. For the members of EMKE, that’s just everyday life.
Formed in 2005, EMKE made their debut as the youngest rock band in the Honolulu music scene. The band features sisters Kira and Ezri Santos along with Mari Arakawa and Payton Sekigawa who met while attending a real life ‘school of rock’ in Hawaii. EMKE is an acronym for their first names –
E (Ezri), M (Mari), K (Kira) and, uh…E for (Payton) ….it’s a long story – don’t ask!
EMKE has shared the same stages and opened with some amazing artist that include the legendary
KANSAS, HOOBASTANK, SWITCHFOOT, ONE REPUBLIC, NOBUO UEMATSU of Final Fantasy fame, Earthbound Papas, SCANDAL, KANSAS, & NEAL SCHON of Journey to name a few.
EMKE are also official guitar and synthesizer artists for Yamaha Music Corporation of America and make regular appearances at the music industry’s prestigious NAMM Show in Los Angeles, California.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, April 10

5:00pm HST