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Ikaika Beamer: Born in 1978, Ikaika Makanui Beamer was raised in Hanalei, on the island of Kauai, surrounded by members of Hawaii’s most beloved musical families. Ikaika established his love for music early. A child with a love for reggae, hip-hop and Hawaiian music, he has always been on the edge of the reggae sound creating a style with a combination of the three genres.
After college, Ikaika moved to San Diego, California and started the band Sticky Situation. Sticky Situation quickly catapulted into the heart of the Southern California music scene playing numerous venues and local surfing and skateboarding events. “I couldn’t believe how fast people related to me and my music, I was truly grateful to play anywhere and everywhere I could,” he says.
After three years of performing on the West Coast, Ikaika moved back home to Maui, Hawaii with long time girlfriend Mana Bee (Manasubi), to continue writing and creating new music. in 2010 & 2011 Ikaika toured the mainland again, but this his time focusing on Arizona from Tucson to Flagstaff opening for bands such as The Green, Natural Vibrations, Colllie Budz, Seedless, Tribal Seeds & Fortunate Youth.
Ikaika has recently moved back to Capistrano Beach, CA. to record his long awaited debut full album "HI TIMEZ". A compilation of reggae, roots, hip hop amongst other catchy bounces. Ikaika will keep continuing his pursuit of getting his music heard, and you can catch Ikaika, or "Kai" as people like to call him playing all over southern California at the present time at Sunsets on the PCH weekly or at many other local venues in the San Clemente area.
“In my family, music was just always around, and it was taken very seriously,” Beamer says. “It was always a passion of mine, and I’ve never stopped trying to write songs that people can love and relate to. I believe that everyone can relate to good music and lyrics, and I have a message to get out. But Hawaiians are up against a shallow stereo type often demeaning to the native culture.” It has been the life passion of Ikaika Beamer to counter such images.