Bio: Started in the summer of 1999, Hot Rain began with members who met through church. The band has been moving crowds since early in their musical journey. As their reputation grew they have opened for numerous international acts such as Yellow Man, Don Carlos, Eek a Mouse, Tanya Stephens, Cas Haley, Junior Reid, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse and Ub40.
In the islands, Hot Rain earned a reputation as Hawaii’s mainstay backing band. When not touring with Fiji or J Boog they have also stood in as the band for Marty Dread, Oshen, Micah G, A2C, Sahra Indio and Kimie.
Hot Rain has also toured in countries such as Australia, Japan, Tonga, American Samoa, Guam and New Zealand. In addition to playing live Hot Rain has lent their talents in the studio to many recordings gracing the Island Music charts. Artist such as Fiji, Micah G, Laga Savea, Siaosi, Kiwini, Kiani, Mike Love, The Green, and Anuhea to name a few.
In 2010 they began work on their debut self titled album, consisting of all originals, with all the music arranged and produced themselves.
Members: Carl Noa, Crystal Nakamaejo, Blaine Mateo, Chris Rodriguera, Jorell Nacapuy , and Leslie Ludiazo.
Style: Reggae, Island, Jazz