The Hot Rain Band
The Hot Rain Band is a reggae music group that was formed in 2000 on Oahu, Hawaii. Their sound is a blend of Jamaican yard-style beats with Pacific island roots as resembles the sound of artists like Bob Marley, Morgan Heritage, Gregory Isaac, Fiji, and J-Boog.
The band was first formed in 2000 by lead singer and guitarist Carl Noa as a contemporary Hawaiian band and later reformed in 2003 with a new sound and new supporting members. Bassist Blane Mateo and drummer Leslie Ludiazo joined the group in 2003, while vocalist and keyboard player Chris Rodriguera joined the group in 2004.
Their album Self-Titled was released in November 2011 by Afflatus Entertainment and debuted on both local and national charts peaking at number eight on the Reggae Billboard Charts and winning the group a Na Hoku Hanohano Award in 2012 for Best Engineering on an album. The album consists of fifteen tracks written and produced by the band and features tracks with international recording artist J-BOOG courtesy of Wash House Music Group. Following their debut album, they dropped an EP called "It Crazy But It Life" in 2015 that they released under their own label, We Dem People.
To the band, this album represents who they are and portrays their growth in music and their love for what they create. They just recently dropped a new single titled "Hawai'i" that represents their home and where they're from. "Hawai'i" is available for download at all digital outlets for music.
You can see Hot Rain live across the United States as they tour with J-Boog and are working on putting together their own tour in the near future.