Singer, Songwriter, Performer & Multi-Instrumentalist
Born n' Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kapali Long has been performing music all his life since he was the age of 3. Learning Piano, then ukulele and so forth. His main instruments would be his voice (5-6 octave range, its own 90's Alt-SOUL-HauntingCroonerBlues tone & Guitar but plays close to 20 instruments; Guitar being his primary instrument (Proficient in all styles acoustic, electric & lapsteel guitar, Blues Stylings (slide, ragtime, delta, west c. Etc) Slack Key, Folk, Percussive, & More, a sort of Virtuoso.
"I play guitar, piano, studied voice classically, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, bass, percussion, banjo & bunch of "Band" instruments. It's like Good Will Hunting. Music lights up & I just love to create!"
Music is in his blood; Being from Hawaii & Native Hawaiian. Kapalis Mother plays Bass & sings, Grandfather & Grandmother toured in the 60s & also being the Nephew of Hawaiian Music Greats such Buddy Fo (A&M, Capitol) & Mikilani Fo & KL being the Great Grandson of Daniel Pokipala.
Long has played & writes all genres from Rock to Reggae, Metal to Folk n' Country & Urban
but his music would be "His."
"My music & lyrics are where I get to show You "Me" & how I've grown to find who I am as an Artist."
Kapali has opened for artist like;
Robert Earl Keen, Howie Day, Mickey & The Motorcars, Ryan Cabrera, Teddy Geiger, JB & the Moonshine Band, Man Overboard, Ron Pope, Fortunate Youth, One Drop, HAPA, Sashamon, Anuhea, Tenelle & many other acts. Kapalis been on the same bills as Less Than Jake to Vertical Horizon to Echosmith, has sat & talked with the legendary Taj Mahal & has been Invited to writing sessions for Major Label Producers & Artists.
"My first three concerts were Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones & Prince."
Kapalis Artistry is usually Compared to contemporary artists like Gary Clark Jr, Ben Harper, Elliott Smith, John Mayer, Blackberry Smoke, City & Colour, Ryan Adams & Timeless Artists like Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan to Sinatra, Electrically Hendrix to Songwriting styles graciously compared to the Beatles, Rufus Wainwright & the man himself, Dylan.
Kapalis Toured Quite A Bit [See Complete Tour Log in "Tour History" Page] as a solo artist between 2013-2016 playing in Austin for SXSW 4 YEARS in a row from official to many Non-Official events. Touring and playing in 40 of the US STATES . Kapali went to Texas to open for Robert Earl Keen at his "4th on th River Festival" in Kerrville, Tx playing at the Legendary venue "Floores Country Store" where Willie Nelson played on Saturdays the night before, helped booked by REK himself!
KAPALI was A Contestant on THE VOICE: America, being apart of the "TOP 100" of Seasons 11 & 12,
with Teams filled on Season 11 & No Chairs his way on 12, he was encouraged to come back but is focusing on RELEASING HIS NEW EP
"Kapali Long LIVE! at Sofar Los Angeles"
out July 2017 &
A-Side B-Side Release of 2 NEW SINGLES Late FALL 2017 release on ALL DIGITAL FRONTS & 45 at SHOWS.
One of KAPALIs accomplishments is playin over 200 shows during each year as well making major strides as a self managed, self released, unsigned artist.
Kapali Long’s tracks