Imua Garza is a vocalist, musician, producer, recording engineer and composer. He first appeared on a professionally released CD at the age of 11. About this time Imua started playing in his first music group, Opihi Pickers. Ten years, seven albums later, the Opihi Pickers have become one of Hawaii's most beloved bands with several #1 radio hits.
Since that time Imua has become an accomplished producer, recording studio engineer and musical arranger and has appeared on hundreds of songs.
Some chart topping, award winning bands he's produced or worked with include Rebel Souljahz, Kolohe Kai, Kimie, Katchafire, Natural Vibrations, John Cruz, Streetlight Cadence, Weldon Kekauoha and Kuana Torres.
In 2009 his band "One Right Turn" was a part of SXSW in Austin Texas and featured, as one of the top 10 must see bands out of 2000 bands. He's also shared the stage with Jack Johnson, John Cruz, Jake Shimabukuro to name a few.
Today he works as the musical director for C4 Christ Centered Community Church where he composes contemporary alternative and gospel songs.
Although he's been known as an ukulele virtuoso in Hawaii, today he's taking on a more universal sound that is guitar driven and appealing to most ages. His songs reflect that of real life stories, dreams and purpose. His new band MOOSTR with his wife Tiffany recently released their debut album "Let's Go".
Imua has traveled throughout the islands, mainland U.S., Guam, Taiwan, India and Japan where he has played before appreciative and enthusiastic audiences.
Imua lives in Honolulu, HI with his wife Tiffany and three little keikis: Zeo, Zemmy and Zander.
With almost 20 years of recording experience, one of the biggest joys for me besides making new friends is helping artists at any level produce what they hear in their head and partner with them on this musical journey.
MOOSTR was formed in 2011 with two of Imua's closest friends: Alika, Seann and his wife, Tiffa.
Their musical style ranges acoustic/contemporary to rock with island music influence. Each song written on their debut album represents who they are and the experiences they've lived through.
Tutu loves to laugh and kanikapila. But sometimes the mo’opuna doesn’t know some of the songs of her time. Her love and kalo roots are in the traditional “chalangalang” style and the young ones like the hip songs. So she decided to pair the two. It’s a new style, some would say “hip hop chalangalang”, others would say “hula hop”. Join her as she swings from chandelier to chandelier all without breaking a hip.
Carly Smith was born into a musical family in Northern California. She grew up performing Country and Bluegrass music along the West Coast with her father and two sisters. After high school Carly moved to Hawaii to pursue a music career with her cousins Tiffany and Connie Cruz. They joined forces with three female singer songwriters to form the group The Girlas. Releasing their debut album in 2006, The Girlas performed along side Jack Johnson, Dave Mathews, Eddie Vedder, Justin Nozuka and many more. Now Carly performs as a solo artist and is working on material for her album.
When asked how he would define his personal sound and genre, Moreno admits that he wants to break free of what “certain types of music are supposed to sound like”, instead possessed of the belief that no song should be performed the same way twice. He prefers to let the interplay between his emotions and the surrounding ambiance drive the sound of his music and performance in any given moment, viewing it as a constant process of creation between his voice and the energy of the space he is in.