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Kaau Crater Boys

The Kaau Crater Boys was a duo that included Troy Fernandez and Ernie Cruz, Jr. They performed and recorded together between 1991 and 1996 and during their time together they won two Best Contemporary Album Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. They split up in 1997 to pursue solo careers.

Members of the Kaau Crater Boys
  • Ernie Cruz (vocals, guitar, bass)
  • Troy Fernandez (ukulele, vocals)

    Facts About the Kaau Crater Boys
  • They formed their duo in 1990
  • They first performed as ET or Ernie and Troy
  • Later they signed a recording contract with Sakuma and changed their name to Kaau Crater Boys
  • Their debut album was "Tropical Island Day" was released in 1991
  • 2nd album "Valley Style" won 1994 Nas Hoku Award for contemporary album of the year
  • 3rd album "On Fire" won same award in 1995

    Na Hoku Hanohano Awards
  • 1994 Best Contemporary Album for "Valley Style"
  • 1995 Best Contemporary Album for "On Fire"
  • 1995 Best Composer Award went to Craig Kamahele for the song "Opihi Man", recorded by the Kaau Boys on their "On Fire" album.

    Recordings by the Kaau Crater Boys
  • Best of Kaau Crater Boys (July 7, 1998) June 1998 Review
  • Making Waves (1996)
  • On Fire (1995)
  • Valley Style (1993)
  • Tropical Hawaiian Day (1991)

    Video Clips Featuring the Kaau Crater Boys
  • YouTube Kaau Crater Boys Video Clips

    Articles About the Kaau Crater Boys
  • 1997: John Berger Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

    See also
  • Hawaiian Music Artists A to Z
  • Birthdays of Hawaiian Music Artists



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