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Looking for a Big Island musician? I would love to provide solo ‘ukulele music for your next party or wedding. My repertoire of vocal and instrumental Hawaiian, folk rock, jazz, and reggae can be mixed and matched to fit most event’s needs.

I can bring my own PA system suitable for crowds of up to 200 people.

Please feel free to contact me about a quote or with any questions you might have.

Email: bbordessa@gmail.com
Cell: (808) 936-1903 (leave message)

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drawtheline

Draw The Line At 13 - Single

Written in support of the #TMTshutdown movement, Draw The Line At 13 takes aim at the highly controversial Thirty Meter Telescope poised to begin construction on Mauna Kea. More information >

pointa

Point A - EP

My debut recording project, featuring five of my original instrumentals that span Latin, rock, folk, and Hawaiian genres. More information >

Biography:

Brad began playing ‘ukulele in 2005 at the age of 12 in Kona, Hawai’i. After a few introductory classes he set off on his own to begin a mostly-solo journey of musical discovery. The primary exception was the Kahumoku 'Ohana Music and Lifestyle Workshop where every year he would study with amazing teachers like Herb Ohta Jr. and James Hill.

Fours years later was the beginning of Brad's own teaching era in the little plantation town of Honokaʻa. The Hāmākua Youth Center, K-Arts after-school program at Waimea Middle School, and North Hawai’i Education and Research Center – University of Hawai’i Hilo’s local satellite school - were all home to ʻukulele classes taught by Brad. He soon found himself alongside his heroes as an instructor for the first time at the 2010 Kahumoku Workshop.

In October 2011, Brad successfully auditioned for first cohort of the Institute of Hawaiian Music at University of Hawai’i Maui College. He spent a year and a half studying Hawaiian music with accomplished artists and playing many, many gigs in an expedited version of the program. He recorded a single – Kaulana Nā Pua – that was included on the IHM compilation album, Pukana. He graduated with honors in May 2013 and returned to Hāmākua.

During the first few months of 2014 Brad recorded Point A, his debut EP. The album was released on April 4th on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play. It contains five instrumental ‘ukulele tracks featuring ‘ukulele in band and solo settings.

Amidst solo and band gigs in March of 2015, Draw The Line At 13 was tracked at Bigger Brother Studios in Waimea. It is Brad's first vocal single and protests the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

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