Born and raised in Hawai’i, Justin Kawika Young first found success in his island home. He accumulated eleven number-one hits on Hawai’i radio and four Hawaiian Music Awards before relocating to Los Angeles. He quickly established a following in the local music scene there and connected with other singer/songwriters including Colbie Caillat, eventually joining her band.
Young toured with Caillat as her acoustic guitarist/background vocalist for four years and became Music Director. After traveling the world and co-writing two songs on Colbie’s All Of You album, Young decided to re-focus on his own music and has recently completed two EPs, which includes collaborations with Producer Jairus Mozee (Anthony Hamilton), Producer Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas) and one of his songwriting heroes, David Ryan Harris (John Mayer). The new music, which he describes as “R&B influenced, singer/songwriter”.
Justin’s original music can also be heard most recently on the soundtracks of Point Break, Wild Horses, and The Walking Dead TV series.