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    1Anuhea [2009]
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    Rylee Anuheake'alaokalokelani Jenkins (Anuhea) was born in December 1985 on the island of Maui.

    A self-taught guitarist and song writer, Anuhea began showcasing her talents while boarding at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu. "We would print out guitar chords to Bob Marley and Jack Johnson songs then skip water polo practice to go back to the dorms and jam them. Once I got the basic idea of guitar I then started writing my own songs." Anuhea enjoyed the spotlight. She was the head anchor for the daily campus-wide news, hosted a variety of TV shows for local television stations, and acted in school musicals.

    Receiving numerous scholarships for her acheivements in film production, she attended film school in Orange County California. Spending a year there Anuhea realized she wasn't heading in the direction she was most passionate about, music. So she traded her formal education for a real-life one and embarked on a soul-searching odyssey backpacking to Australia for three weeks. Returning to the islands she immediately got into the scene, performing at local coffee shops and restaurants.

    In 2006 Anuhea competed for a crown in the Miss Maui Scholarship Pageant, the preliminary to the Miss Hawaii and Miss America Pageants. Not the pageant-girl cliche by any means, Anuhea walked away from the competition with a trophy for Miss Congeniality and 2nd Runner Up. ""I ran for Miss Maui for the challenge. I thrive off of challenges. I had hit a point where I was pretty stagnant, and I had some student loans I really wanted to pay off. Plus you see pageants on TV and stuff as a kid, and I just always wanted to try to be that girly girl for once in my life."

    " Anuhea's musical and performance skills improved with every show, and successes came steadily and deservedly. She eventually put a band together using friends from around the island, all the while working 40 plus hours a week as a cocktail waitress and barista. She took the initiative to market herself as a musician, and until this point has acted as her own manager, booking agent, music producer and distributor. Anuhea even took recordings from a live taping for a public radio station and turned them into her first real demo CD "Rough Cuts" which through her Myspace page got her discovered by manager/record label co-owner Warren Wyatt.

    With a delicate blend of fragility, strength and sass, Hawaiian born singer/songwriter Anuhea blends engaging lyrics with acoustic soul, pop and reggae into a style that has earned her a reputation as Hawaii's newest rising star. Her signature guitar flow, sultry vocals and honest song writing weave acoustic soul, R&B reggae and jazz with pop appeal reminiscent of a female version of multi-million selling Hawaii based Jack Johnson.

    Anuhea's debut album released to the U.S. on April 21st on the One Hawaii label and is simply titled "Anuhea" --her name which translates to "a cool breeze of the heavenly rose"

    A naturally gifted songwriter, Anuhea's word choices are a clever balance of emotions where each song tells a unique story, each story a lesson learned. "My inspirations absolutely come from real life experiences, I don't make stuff up to write about. When you write a song you're empowered because it's like you're giving validation to the feelings that you're having." Influenced highly by R&B and Soul, Reggae Hip Hop and Funk, Anuhea's instrument is the acoustic guitar. "I tend to write most of my songs during the craziest parts of my life. I'll write pages and pages of words and sentences in my notebook, then I go back with my guitar in my hands. That's how most songs start for me." Fluent in Hawaiian Anuhea is proud of her island roots and plans to honor her heritage by utilizing her growing acclaim for the betterment of the people of Hawaii. Anuhea wants to be a part of a new generation melding the melodic traditions of her island upbringing with modern beats and influences.

    Anuhea's debut album scheduled for release March 24th on the OneHawaii label is simply titled "Anuhea" --her name which translates to "a cool breeze of the heavenly rose" Anuhea's label heads introduced her to Producer Drew K of Angelhouse Studios, and together they took on the challenge of creating a sonic identity for the new artists' debut. Using a blend of organic elements with influences from hip hop, jazz, funk and soul, "Anuhea" is full of engaging lyrics over a polished production of acoustic and electric guitar, turntables, deep groovy bass lines, funky key leads and elegant harmonies. "I am so proud of what we did in the studio. It was my first time, and it was important for me to remain true to my roots while creating the produced versions of my songs. All and all we were able to make music that represented me and my acoustic guitar but with a full, fresh, groundbreaking style that I know fans of all genres will appreciate."

    Music has been in Anuhea's family for generations, so it was inevitable that her seeded passions would reflect the same. Anuhea's father is from the North Shore of Oahu in the surfing culture of Haleiwa. His younger sister, Nalani is part of the award winning contemporary Hawaiian music trio, Na Leo Pilimehana. Anuhea's mother, an Oregon native, comes from a musical family as well, her father is a country guitarist.

    The future is bright for this Maui songbird. Anuhea's determination, passion, optimism and raw talent are the foundations for the success that is to come. "I just feel lucky that I've found my dream and am able to pursue it. My main goal as a music-maker is to help people find theirs, whatever it may be."

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