My Story

Ricky Hana is an award-winning singer songwriter from Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.  He grew up in the beach town of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, then moved to Santa Barbara, CA to hone his skills on guitar and designing world-class surfboards.  After spending many years in pro music (Warner Bros. Records, Beach Boys management, and Big Stage Concerts) he moved to Hawaii to raise his family and reconnect with his island style trop rock lifestyle.

"I'm not an artist . . . . . . I'm a lifestyle" - Ricky Hana

He recently jumped back into pro music after a 15-year hiatus to raise his ohana.  He quickly won two Hawaii Music Awards, got the lead song in a major movie, performed 8x's on CBS/NBC Honolulu, became a Supported Artist with KoAloha Ukulele Honolulu, and has steadily grown his fan-base that has seen his latest record "Pineapple"  spending much of 2015/16/17 at:

#1 Hawaii Top300 Albums
#1 Australia/South Pacific Top300 Albums
#1 Surf Top150 Albums

#1 World Top500 Albums
(Google Play Music)

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BIO:
* Two Time Hawaii Music Awards Winner 
* Multiple Performances CBS/NBC Honolulu Hawaii (8x's)
* Supported Artist KoAloha Ukulele Honolulu Hawaii

* Another Day in Paradise #1 Hawaii Top500 Songs 2015/16/17
* Another Day in Paradise in "Deadly Honeymoon" on Lifetime Movie Network (opening song)
* Shared the Big Stage with The Beach Boys, The Pretenders, Judas Priest, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Hall & Oates, Van Halen, Pablo Cruise, Toto, Rick Springfield, Missing Persons, the Go-Go's, Huey Lewis & the News 
* Previously on Warner Bros. Records
* Wrote Worldwide Released Single with Jim Messina
* Past Management with The Beach Boys 
* Santa Barbara Songwriters Showcase Winner
* Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase Winner
* Wrote "Love Me Tonight" with Bridget Benenate (Breakaway Kelly Clarkson)
* On SHOWTIME for an entire summer
* Wrote Commercials for Warner/Elektra/Atlantic (WEA)
* BA in Film Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara 
* Composition Major Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass
* Film Major at San Francisco State University 
* Designed over 200 World Class Surfboards

* Professor of Ukulele at Waikiki Beach
* Life Coach/Counselor at Waikiki Beach

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SOME PAST SHOWS:
Hawaii Music Awards Honolulu Hawaii
Waikiki Beach Live Webcasts (108 of them)
CBS/NBC Honolulu Hawaii (8x's)
Sheraton Waikiki
The Wave Waikiki
Jimmy Buffett's Waikiki (multiple dates)
CYDay Festival Honolulu Hawaii
Live Kalakaua Honolulu Hawaii
Gabby Pahinui Waimanalo Kanikapila (multiple times)
Simply Hawaiian
Aloha Spirit Bash
Simply Aloha Festival 
4th of July Maunalua Bay Hawaii
The Wave Waikiki 
The Sheraton Waikiki
The Royal Hawaiian Hotel 
York's Waikiki Hawaii
Santa Barbara Bowl
Granada Theatre Santa Barbara
Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara
Lobero Theatre Santa Barbara 
Campbell Hall UCSB Santa Barbara
Phoenix Coliseum
Queen Mary w/Beach Boys Live Global Telecast
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver Colorado
The Rainbow Denver Colorado
Tempe Stadium Arizona
ABC Studio Reno Nevada
Whiskey a Go-Go Hollywood CA
The Roxy Hollywood CA
The Troubadour Hollywood CA
Madame Wong's Hollywood CA
The Starwood Hollywood CA
Hong Kong Cafe Hollywood CA
Bla-Bla Cafe Hollywood CA
Gazzarri's Hollywood CA
Club 88 Hollywood CA
The Londoner Santa Monica
Blue Lagune Santa Monica
CBGB's New York City
The Catalyst Santa Cruz
The Keystone Palo Alto
The Keystone Berkeley
Wolf Rismiller Country Club Reseda CA
The Palomino N. Hollywood CA
The Golden Bear Huntington Beach CA
Thousand Oaks Civic Center CA
Huntington Playhouse
Whiskey Creek Mammoth Lakes CA
Sierra Music Festival Mammoth Lakes CA
Ocean Harvest Mammoth Lakes CA
El Padrino Mammoth Lakes CA
CBS Dancehall Reno Nevada
Grand Illusion Eugene OR
Showbox Seattle WA
Wreck of the Hesperes Portland OR
Calgary Jubilee Auditorium
Winnipeg Auditorium
Banff Centre
Edmonton Citadel Theatre
Music on the Green
Backdor Boardshop
Dascomb Wine Cellars
Avant Tapas and Wine
Zaca Mesa Winery
Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Babi's Tasting Room
SYVHS Little Theatre
Jensens Main Stage CA 
Beachfront Radio Luau
PCDC Santa Barbara
El Paseo Santa Barbara
Isla Vista Park
Isla Vista Downtown Warner Bros Album Release Concert
Old Spanish Days Santa Barbara
Coral Casino Montecito
Montecito Country Club
Polo Fields Santa Barbara
Biltmore Santa Barbara
El Encanto Santa Barbara
Scotch & Sirloin Santa Barbara
Oscar's Santa Barbara
The Feed Store Santa Barbara
1129 Santa Barbara
The Timbers Santa Barbara
Rocky's Santa Barbara
Flapper Alley Santa Barbara
FUBAR Santa Barbara
Hobey Baker's Santa Barbara
George's Santa Barbara
Baudelaires Santa Barbara
The Shack Santa Barbara
Teasers Santa Barbara
Pepper's Santa Barbara
Goleta Beach Festival
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TV/RADIO:
MTV
SHOWTIME
GOODNITE LA
VIDEO ONE LOS ANGELES
HAWAII NEWS NOW
CBS HONOLULU
NBC HONOLULU
KABC LOS ANGELES
KTTV LOS ANGELES
KCBS LOS ANGELES
KCAL LOS ANGELES
WABC NEW YORK CITY
WNBC NEW YORK CITY
WPIX NEW YORK CITY
KGO SAN FRANCISCO
KPIX SAN FRANCISCO
CBRT-DT CALGARY CANADA
CFRN-DT EDMONTON CANADA
CJIL-DT LETHBRIDGE CANADA
KROQ 106.7 FM LOS ANGELES
KLOS 95.5 LOS ANGELES
KIKI 990 HONOLULU HAWAII
KPRP 650AM HONOLULU HAWAII
KTYD 99.9 FM SANTA BARBARA
KSYV 96.7 FM SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

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THEATRE:
Godspell - summer sold-out run 1974 Gazebo Theatre One Santa Barbara, CA
and North America/Canadian Tour
The Fantasticks - Lobero Theatre
Anything Goes - Lobero Theatre