Hawaiian Music Live calls him the Polynesian Luther Vandross, which aptly describes the soothing voice of Josh Tatofi. Honolulu-born Josh Tatofi comes from a musical lineage – his father is Tivani Tatofi, original member of the acclaimed island/reggae music trio, Kapena.
Josh began performing in his teens, and even recorded with the popular Maui band, ‘Ekolu. But as Josh’s idols are Vandross and Peabo Bryson, he has gravitated towards R&B slow jams, and with his smooth voice and phrasing, his own elegant Hawaiian songs.
His album, Pua Kiele, was named Island Music Album of the Year in the 2017 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, where Josh won the coveted Male Vocalist of the Year award.