Aroha Vocalist & Guitarist Duo

Vocalist & Guitarist Duo For Parties, Events & Weddings

Acouctic, Jazz & Pop Vocalsit & Guitarist Duo For Hire

Acouctic, Jazz & Pop Vocalsit & Guitarist Duo For Hire

‘Aroha’ in the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand means love. Soo and Josh hold steadfastly to the belief that their music portrays and reflects their love of entertaining, making music, and joi de vivre.

The music of Aroha is a unique blend of the South Pacific and East Asia. Soo brings the ancient esoteric culture of Korea, joining it with Josh’s raw and mysterious heritage of the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand.

Aroha deliver unparalleled musical precision combining their years of study with even more years of on-the-road experience. The result is a consummate blend of technique, raw emotion, and projection.

Aroha are able to move seamlessly through a dazzling array of musical genres. From Jazz standards, to classical/flamenco virtuoso guitar pieces, Country, Folk, Latin, Reggae and Rock to smash hits from the biggest musicals – Aroha does it all.

Soo is cool, charming and thoughtful in her performance whilst Josh is candid, witty,and spontaneous. Their wildly differing personalities synergize on stage, with the result being performances that are unpredictable, memorable, and charismatic.

Soo holds a Bachelor of Musical Performance from Dankook University- Korea’s most prestigious performing arts institution. She has performed throughout Europe, America, South America, and Asia in a diverse number of roles from being a lead singer in the Broadway production of Maria Maria in 2005, to a traditional percussionist / dancer with the world-famous Korean group Dulsori.

Josh holds a Licentiate with Distinction in Performance Classical Guitar from the world renowned Trinity College of London. He has performed in the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand in a multitude of musical situations from solo classical guitar recitals, to French/South American duos, orchestras and Top 40 covers bands.

Aroha are able to perform acoustically or with state-of-the art sequences dependent upon the requirements of the venue.

Their hardware and backing tracks are of the highest quality and have minimal visual impact onstage. All sequences function via a sleek and stylish Apple iPad2.

The result is a duo with soaring fidelity and a suave, sophisticated appearance, befitting any stage.

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Repertoire List
Ballads
Always with me, always with you – Joe Satriani
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Bed Of Roses – Bon Jovi
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Easy – Lionel Richie
Every Time You Go Away – Paul Young
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles
Halo – Beyoncé
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Hello – Lionel Richie
Hero – Mariah Carey
Hopelessly Devoted to You – Olivia Newton John
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red
I’ll Be There – Jackson Five
Killing Me Softly- Roberta Flack
Lady in Red – Chris De Burgh
Love Will Keep Us Alive – Eagles
Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
Misty Blue – Dorothy Moore
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Only You – The Platters
Open Arms – Steve Perry
Out Here On My Own – Irene Cara
Power of Love – Jennifer Rush
Purple Rain – Prince
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Saving All My Love – Whitney Houston
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Take A Bow – Madonna
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
Unbreak My Heart – Toni Braxton
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
When a Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderful World -Louis Armstrong

Blues
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
Cold Shot – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Ice cream man- Van Halen
Leave Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
Mary Had A Little Lamb – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pride & Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
Rock Me Baby – B. B. King
Steamroller Blues – Elvis Presley
Still Got The Blues – Gary Moore
The Thrill is Gone – B. B. King
Unchain My Heart – Joe Cocker
Walkin’ By Myself – Gary Moore

Disco
Brick House – Commodores
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Vallie
Dancing Queen – ABBA
Flashdance – What A Feeling – Irene Cara
Holiday – Madonna
I Can’t Stand the Rain – Eruption
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
Lady Marmalade -Patti Labelle
Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer
Staying Alive – Bee Gees

Dance & Top 40
Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
DJ Got Us Falling in Love – Usher
Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
Dynamite (with male singer) – Taio Cruz
Fire Burning (with male singer) – Sean Kingston
Footloose – Kevin Bacon
Hey Sexy Lady – Shaggy
I Know You Want Me – PitBull
I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
I’m Outta Love – Anastacia
Just Dance – Lady Gaga
Kiss – Prince
La Isla Bonita – Madonna
Let’s Get Loud -Jennifer Lopez
Man, I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Mercy – Duffy
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rock With You -Michael Jackson
Simply The Best – Tina Turner
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson
Waka Waka – Shakira
Walking on Sunshine -Katrina & the Waves
When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls
Whenever Wherever – Shakira
World Hold On – Bob Sinclar

Island Rhythms
Angel – Shaggy
Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
Beautiful girl- Sean Kingston
Buffalo Soldier – Bob Marley
Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFarin
Dreadlock Holiday- 10CC
Englishman in New York- Sting
Hot Hot Hot – Arrow
I Shot the Sheriff – Bob Marley
Is This Love – Bob Marley
Jamming – Bob Marley
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
One Love – Bob Marley
Redemption song- Bob Marley
Red Red Wine – UB40
Sweat – Inner Cricle
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
The Tide Is High – Blondie
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Turn Your Lights Down Low – Bob Marley
Under the boardwalk – The Drifters
Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley
Wild World (Reggae) – Cat Stevens

Jazz Standards
At Last
Autumn Leaves- Joseph Kosma
Blue Moon- Richard Rodgers
Breezin- George Benson
Every breath you take- Sting
Fly Me To The Moon- Bart Howard
It had to be you- Isham Jones
L-O-V-E- Burt Bacharach
Just a gigolo- David Lee Roth
Mack The Knife- Kurt Weill
On Broadway- George Benson
This Masquerade- George Benson
Misty- Erroll Garner
Moondance- Van Morrison
My Funny Valentine- Richard Rodgers
New York New York- John Kander& Fred Ebb
Sign your name – Terrence Trent D’Arby
Sultans of swing- Dire Straits
Summertime- George Gershwin
Take the A train- Billy Strayhorn
Take Five- Paul Desmond
Unforgettable- Nat King Cole
What a wonderful world- Louis Armstrong

Latin Rhythms & Ballroom
Bailamos – Enrique Iglesias
Baila me – The Gypsy Kings
Bamboleo- The Gypsy Kings
Besame Mucho – Consuelo Valezquez
Black Magic Woman – Santana
Conga – Miami Sound Machine
Copacabana – Barry Manilow
Corazon Espinado – Santana
Girl From Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Guantanamera – Celia Cruz
I Need to Know – Marc Anthony
It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley
La Bamba – Richie Vallens
La Bomba- Ricky Martin
La Vida Es Un Carnaval – Celia Cruz
La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Maria Maria – Santana
Mi Tierra – Gloria Estefan
No mes ames- J. Lo and Mark Anthony
Oye Como Va – Santana
Quando Quando – Tom Jones
Save the Last Dance For Me – Michael Bublé
Smooth- Santana
Suavemente – Elvis Crespo
Sway – Michael Bublé
That’s Amore – Dean Martin

Motown & 60’s
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Cruisin’ Together – Smokey Robinson
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Want You Back – Jackson Five
It’s Not Unusual – Tom Jones
Mustang Sally -Wilson Pickett
My Girl – Temptations
My Guy – Mary Wells
Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Proud Mary – Tina Turner
Respect -Aretha Franklin
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Twist & Shout – Beatles

R & B ( 70’s – 80’s )
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Get Down On It – Kool & the Gang
Give Me the Night – George Benson
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Kiss And Say Goodbye – Manhattans
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & the Pips
Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
Shining Star – The Manhattans
Signed, Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Rock
Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
Black Velvet – Alannah Myles
Born to be Wild – Steppenwolf
Cocaine – Eric Clapton
Don’t Stop Believing- Journey
Hard to handle- The Black Crowes
Hey Joe – Jimi Hendrix
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
Hotel California- The Eagles
House of the Rising Sun – The Doors
Hurt So Good – John Cougar Mellencamp
I Love Rock n’ Roll – Joan Jett
Listen to The Music – The Doobie Brothers
Long Train Running -The Doobie Brothers
Nothing else matters- Metallica
Purple Haze- Jimi Hendrix
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
Roxanne – Police
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
The Wall – Pink Floyd
We Will Rock You – Queen

Rock & Roll
Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Elvis Presley
Don’t Be Cruel – Elvis Presley
Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Old Time Rock n’ Roll -Bob Seager
Rock Around the Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets
Rock This Town – Stray Cats
Suspicious Minds -Elvis Presley
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard

Soft Rock & Classic Rock
Africa- Toto
Bad Moon Rising – CCR
Dust in the Wind – Kansas
First Cut is the Deepest – Sheryl Crow
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – CCR
In the Ghetto – Elvis Presley
It Ain’t Over till It’s Over – Lenny Kravitz
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
Layla – Eric Clapton
Lying Eyes – Eagles
Money for nothing- Dire Straits
One – U2
One of These Nights – Eagles
Only The Lonely – Motels
Proud Mary – CCR
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take it Easy – Eagles
The Things We Do For Love – 10CC
The Wall- Pink Floyd
What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes
Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Smooth Pop – Mid Tempo
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
Breathe Again – Toni Braxton
Change the World – Eric Clapton & Babyface
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Georgy Porgy – Toto
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
I Can See Clearly – Johnny Nash
I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder
Imagine – John Lennon
It Must Have Been Love – Roxette
Kiss From A Rose – Seal
Nikita – Elton John
No One – Alicia Keys
Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor
Sign Your Name – Terence Trent D’Arby
Smooth Operator – Sade
Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
Sweetest Taboo – Sade
Thank You – Dido
Your Love is King – Sade

Musical & Classics
Ave Maria – J.S. Bach
Nella fantasia – Ennio Moriccone
Memory – Cats
I dreamed a dream – Les Miserables
On my own – Les Miserables
A little fall of rain – Les Miserables
Don’t cry for me Argentina- Evita
Unexpected song – Song & dance
Ich gehor nur mir – Elizabeth
Wishing you were somehow here again – The phantom of the opera
The music of the night – The phantom of the opera
All that jazz – Chicago
Cabaret – Cabaret
Once upon a dream – Jekyll and Hyde
Bring on the men – Jekyll and Hyde
The girls of the night – Jekyll and Hyde
In his eyes – Jekyll and Hyde
Someone like you – Jekyll and Hyde
A new life – Jekyll and Hyde
I’d give my life for you – Miss Saigon
Her or me – miss Saigon
Man of La Mancha – Man of La Mancha
Singing in the rain – singing in the rain
I don’t know how to love him – Jesus Christ superstar
Hopelessly devoted to you – Grease
Nothing – A Chorus Line
Love you I do – Dream girls
Listen – Dream girls
One night only – Dream girls
I am changing – Dream girls
And I am telling you – Dream girls
In L.A – Fame
Let’s play a love scene – Fame
Fame – Fame
Somewhere – West side story
The Letter – Billy Elliot
Come to your senses – Tick Tick Boom
Easy terms – Blood brothers
The Council Chamber – Blood brothers
The Wizard and I – Wicked
Popular – Wicked
Defying gravity – Wicked
I am not that girl – Wicked
My strongest suit – Aida
Written in the star – Aida
My favorite things – Sound of music
Sound of music – Sound of music
Practically perfect – Mary Poppins
A spoonful of sugar – Mary Poppins
N’as-tu pas honte – Don Juan
Je pense a lui – Don Juan
Dites lui – Don juan

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