Hawaiian Steel Guitar Camp March 20 2016, 0 Comments

Greg Sardinha & Alan Akaka will be holding an intensive two-day steel guitar workshop which precedes the 2016 Maui Steel Guitar Festival.  See details below 

Maui Steel Guitar Festival March 14 2016, 0 Comments

The annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival is just around the corner.  Greg Sardinha will be one of the performers.  As in the past the festival will be held at Kaanapali Beach Hotel in beautiful Lahaina Maui and is free to the public.

Joseph Kekuku Statue Unveiling May 04 2015, 0 Comments

On Monday April, 27, 2015 The Polynesian Cultural Center unveiled a beautiful life-size bronze statue in honor of Joseph Kekuku, the inventor of the steel guitar.  Many members of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association attended to ceremony.  A special steel guitar performance was also held in his memory.


Live Music Dates January 07 2015, 0 Comments

Who doesn't love live music?  Especially after a long day of work or activity.  That Pau Hana time is classic Hawaii so here are some venues you are able to catch Greg Sardinha and a few of his friends playing some of those solid Hawaiian tunes!

  • Greg Sardinha (and friends) at Big City Diner-Kailua:  now performing every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. This month you can catch them on January 9th and 23rd from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Hibiscus Club on Ward Avenue-This month on January 15th and January 22nd  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Mark Your Calendars August 06 2014, 0 Comments

Summer is winding down but the fun is just beginning!  There are some ongoing gigs and some special events that Greg will be playing at.


*Honolulu International Airport 

Monday - Friday
8am - 12pm.

If you are flying into Hawaii keep an eye out for group.  Hawaiian music and hula dancers; what a great way to welcome you.

*Honolulu Country Club 

Every Friday

11:30am - 1:30pm

*Halekulani Hotel - House Without A Key

Every Tuesday

5:30pm - 830pm

Hawaiian music on the beach!  What more could you ask for for a pau hana cocktail.

Special Events*

Aug 7-Whirlpool new product show. At Honolulu Country club. 430 to 730...Private Event
Aug 8-Big City Diner, Kailua 830pm - 11pm with Local permitting
Aug 9-Gabby Concert in Waimanalo.  Kailua Bay Buddies will be backing Greg up. 
          approx. stage time at 2pm. Also, Greg And Gordon Frietas. will be taking the stage at approx. 4pm
Aug 15- Greg with Local folk at HCC golf Tournament. 9 to 11pm....Private Event    
Aug 18-Turtle Bay Resort Luau show. 530pm - 730pm
Aug 24-Brunch Gig at Oahu Country Club. 1130 - 130...Private Event
Aug 30-Live on the Radio with Steve Stoddard at Hawaii Public Radio.  10pm - 12pm
Sept 12-Big City Diner with Local Folk. 830pm - 11pm
Sept 24-Manoa Theater with Hot Club of Hulaville. Time: TBA


*Blog will be updated as events near

Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival July 16 2014, 0 Comments

This Saturday, July 19, 2014 Waikiki Beach Walk will be playing host to the annual Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival.  The festival brings in both legendary steel guitar entertainers as well as the next generation of  up-and-comers.  Come down, bring your beach chairs, mats and a picnic for a great afternoon/evening!  One of the perks is this is a FREE event!

Greg is first performer of the day at 3pm so be sure to get there early, grab a seat upfront and just kick back and relax!


Address: Plaza Stage, Waikiki Beach Walk,
226 Lewers St., Waikiki
Day~ Saturday July 19, 2014
TIme: 3 to 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Notes: Valet parking for up to four hours is available for $6 at the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk (201 Beach Walk) and the Wyndham Vacation Ownership-Waikiki Beach Walk (227 Lewers St.) with a same-day purchase and validation from any Waikiki Beach Walk estab lishment.
If you don't want to drive catch an uber and let them do the driving for you!
Festival Schedule:
3-3:25 p.m.: Greg Sardinha
3:30-3:55 p.m.: Eddie Palama
4-4:25 p.m.: Jeff Au by
4:30-5:10 p.m.: Ke Kula Mele’s makua (adult) class and
Next Gen (young steel guitar artists ranging in age
from 9 to 19). Jimmy Wong will be playing a solo num
ber, “Blue Hawaiian Moonlight,” during this segment.
5:15-5:40 p.m.: Owana Salazar
5:45.6:10 p.m.: Bobby lngano
6:15.6:35 p.m.: Alan Akaka and the Islanders
6:40-7 p.m.: Jam session featuring all musicians

Greg Sardinha & Gordon Freitas Tonight July 11 2014, 0 Comments

Tonight, Friday, July 11, 2014 Greg Sardinha & Gordon Freitas will be performing at Big City Diner in Kailua from 8:30pm-11pm.  Come down and get your weekend started with a cold one and some pupu's.  It's sure to be a great night and nothings better then breezy patio seating on a beautiful Kailua evening.  #pauhanafriday

Stainless the Steel Guitar Stylings of Greg Sardinha Wins Hoku! May 25 2014, 0 Comments

We are proud to announce the our very own Greg Sardinha and his album Stainless took home the 2014 Hoku Award for Instrumental Album of the Year!!!



Stainless is available in our shop, pick up your very own copy of the award winning album!



Stainless - 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Nominee April 18 2014, 0 Comments

Keala Records is proud to announce that Greg Sardinha's album Stainless has been nominated for "Instrumental Album of the Year" at this years 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano awards.  

Keala Records and Greg Sardinha would like to send out a big congratulations to all 2014 nominees and a warm mahalo to the Hawaii Academy of Recording Artist for the nomination.  

Friday - Sunday April 11-13, 2014: Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival March 13 2014, 0 Comments

Are you a fan of Hawaiian Steel Guitar?  If so, this is the event for you.  

The Ka'anapali Beach Hotel proudly presents the "Sixth Annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival."  The event will be held on April 11 - 13, 2014.  This is a FREE 3-day event!

Keala Records' very own Greg Sardinha performs on Saturday evening-April 12th AND Sunday Afternoon (April 13th).  Other steel guitarists performing during the festival:  Alan Akaka, Lyon Kobayashi (from Japan), Jeff Auhoy, Owana Salazar and more. 
From the Maui Steel Guitar Festival page:

The Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival has been developed to promote appreciation and interest in the Hawaiian Steel Guitar as a uniquely Hawaiian music genre. This free, 3-day festival will include a series of performances, presentations, instructional workshops and jam sessions focused on the Hawaiian Steel Guitar and its importance in the Hawaiian music genre. The Hawaiian Steel Guitar is the only instrument thought to be indigenous to Hawaii.

The festival hopes to promote increased participation by local residents, particularly young people, through community outreach programs utilizing teams of performers and music educators that will visit several Maui schools. These teams will discuss with students the history of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar, demonstrate playing techniques and the importance of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar in the Hawaiian music genre and perform Hawaiian music to encourage interest and participation at the festival's hotel workshops.  (from:


Ka'anapali Beach Hotel

2525 Kaanapali Pkwy.

Lahaina, HI 96761