Brittni Paiva & Aidan James!

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Brittni Paiva, renowned ukulele master is set to take the stage at the Palace Theater on Saturday, November 14 at 7pm. Brittni, a favorite with home town folks and visitors alike, is joined by Aidan James, an upcoming ukulele prodigy.

This petite wahine from Hilo has played with Carlos Santana at Honolulu’s Blaisdell Arena, and won Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards for best ukulele album for her fifth CD, “Tell U What,” and best instrumental composition for the title track.

Known for her versatility across a wide range of musical genres, Paiva has a history of earning prestigious awards for her recordings, ever since her debut album at age 15. She has produced a total of 5 CD’s, and is now working on her 6th CD which is slated to be released in 2015. One of Brittni’s goals when it comes to creating music with the ukulele is to apply it to non-traditional genres, and to play music that will enlighten people and make them smile. From pop, alternative, to now EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Brittni transforms the ukulele and endeavors to make it front and center. Brittni has also pioneered the looping technique when applied to the ukulele, as you can see in some of her YouTube videos. As far as Brittni’s future plans, she would like to build her own studio and help up and coming ukulele players get their first CD produced.

Joining Brittni on stage will be Aidan James. At the age of 4, he picked up the ukulele and started taking lessons that created a path of what was to become the start of his music career. At just 8 years old, Aidan became a “YouTube sensation.” His videos of Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” are viral hits and has earned over 20 million views which continues to grow daily. Lead Singer, Pat Monahan, stated his favorite cover of “Hey Soul Sister” is by “an eight year old kid from Hawaii named Aidan…he’s like a virtuoso ukulele player, a prodigy. It’s incredible, he can wail on it !” When Train came to Honolulu for a concert, Pat brought Aidan up on stage to perform the Grammy award-winning song with the band.

Fans and concert goers will be amazed by Brittni’s virtuosity and Aidan’s mastery at the Saturday night concert, and as a special treat– Kris Fuchigami will play a short set along with the 1st and 2nd place winners of the 2014 Ukulele Contest.

MARK THE DATE! November 14th at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 general; $25 for Side Reserved and $35 for Center Reserved. All tickets will be $5 more on the Day of Show. Visit the Palace Theater’s box office or call 934-7010 weekdays, 10am to 3pm.