Chris, Horace and Glen
HORACE K. DUDOIT III
Horace K. Dudoit III, 12-string rhythm guitarist is the group’s musical arranger. He has played, sang and arranged music on 3 Grammy nominated CD recordings in 2005 from island artist’s such as; Keali‘i Reichel’s “Kealaokamaile”, Raiatea Helm’s “Sweet & Lovely” and of course Ho‘okena’s “Cool Elevation” CD. He has also produced a couple of exquisite CD’s starting with his mentor Kaipo Hale’s CD entitled “My Thoughts, My Music, My Time”, and a very creative, expressive and cultural awakening CD entitled “Po‘okela Chants” by a talented and creative Kumu Hula/Chanter by the name of Mark Ho‘omalu who was featured in the Walt Disney movie “Lilo & Stitch”. In 2006, Horace was instrumental in helping one of Hawaii’s biggest star Keali‘i Reichel release his 1st Christmas CD entitled “Maluhia”. Horace and his wife Nani have 3 talented sons. Horace has been employed with the U.S Postal Service (Airport Branch) as a Machine Sorter Operator since 1986 to the present.
Chris Kamaka, bassist, is employed in his family-owned business, Kamaka ‘Ukulele Hawai‘i Inc., and specializes in instrument making. He has performed and recorded with the Side Order Band, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi and the Ho‘opi‘i Brothers. Most recently, Chris has recorded an album with William "Baba" Alimoot as the group "Hema Pa‘a". He and his wife Ranette have four children and have recently welcomed a grandchild into the family, Melia.
GLEN H.K. SMITH
Glen began his professional musical career in 1982 with the group KA ‘EO, and is the vocal lead of the 1985 Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning “Song Of The Year,” From My Heart. In 1987, he joined fellow Kamehameha Schools classmates Chris Keli‘ia‘a and Kenneth Makuakane, along with Roddy Lopez, of THE PANDANUS CLUB. Finally, Glen is in his 20th year with HO‘OKENA.
Glen is a full-time employee of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. When he is not working or playing music, he and his wife Teri (Tootie) enjoy quiet evenings at home in the company of their puggie Abbey-Gail. They also enjoy shopping sprees, dinner and a movie, and taking trips to fabulous Las Vegas.