Press & Bio

Aloha kākou,

My name is Lito Arkangel and I have been a professional musician since 1999 since I got out of the U.S. Navy serving four tours in the Persian Gulf. I am a husband and a father of three children and currently reside on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

Music has always been in my life since I was a little boy turning pages for my grandmother who was our church pianist in the small plantation town of Keaʻau(ʻŌlaʻa) on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

What I love to do and have been doing since is basically complimenting the mood of an event wether it be an intimate wedding, a big lūʻau, or just a simple get-together with my music, style & personality providing a balanced mix of Hawaiian and contemporary English tunes.

I am currently lecturing in three departments at The University of Hawai’i at Hilo; Hawaiian Studies, Kinesiology, and Performing Arts. However, music has always been my primary profession.

My debut LP “Me Ke Aloha” was a finalist for “Most Promising Artist” at the 2015 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, which is Hawaii’s version of the Grammy Awards. Me Ke Aloha was also a top-ten finalist in the preliminary round for the 2015 Grammys nominations. Working with Grammy award winning Producer/Musician-Charles Michael Brotman(Palm Records), my LP consists of classic contemporary/traditional Hawaiian songs.

I have just released my sophomore LP “Kuʻupau” which is now available for purchase here on this website as well as iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify etc.

I continue to perform for both Kamaʻāina(Locals) & Malihini(Tourists) primarily on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi but often commute to other islands, Mainland U.S., and Japan for special and private events.

My venue is typically solo(as frequently requested) but I do provide duet/trio options as well as a hula dancer(s).

I perform weekly at Na Pua at the Mauna Lani Beach Club (Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm) and at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel (Thursdays 6-8:30pm).[/su_expand]

You find out more about me & also check out my many organic videos on

Recent Press:

Star Advertiser Review of Me Ke Aloha by John Berger
Hawaii Public Radio review of Me Ke Aloha by Derrick Malama
Review of Lito's 2016 performance at Kauai's E Kanikapila Kākou by Carol Kouchi Yotsuda