Ukulele player RIO, has performed throughout Asia, notable U.S.A. venues as far away as New York City and Honolulu. Also well known in the TED community. He captured 1st place at Amateur Night at Apollo Theater in New York and received the Award of Excellence at the Diner’s Club Social Jazz Session in 2013-14.

His first album “I~around~” got nominated for the “39th Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards” known as the Grammy Awards in Hawaii.

Also RIO is currently a KAMAKA endorsed artist.