John began his music career sharing the spotlight with high school friend Pat Miguel. The duo, known as Night Splendor, immediately found itself with a large and faithful following in the Waikiki circuit. At this time they joined the Dick Jensen Show performing their favorite impersonations.
John and Pat went on to join the Lovenotes, an oldies review that was a huge favorite among the locals and tourists alike. With John’s vocal talent and musical direction, the Lovenotes became one of the island’s greatest sensations, taking time away from home to tour the Midwest and Tokyo Japan.
The next step in John’s career took him to the 30th floor of the Sheraton Waikiki and the spectacular Hanohano Room. There he performed with the classic trio, Stardust led by Brian Robertshaw. While moonlighting in another show entitled Aloha Las Vegas @ the Beachcomber.
John along with Zanuck Lindsey formed Rock Hard Hawaii – an exciting band that will give a high energy boost to conventions and other special events. The band features classic rock across the decades including a selection of contemporary music.
Today John is sharing his talent island-wide at a variety of venues including Westin Moana/Surfrider BeachBar, Taps & Apps and Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. See the calendar for a current schedule.
John is honored and excited to share the stage with both Kalapana and the legendary Henry Kapono, both for shows here in Hawaii and on the road. Teaming up with these great musicians is an incredible opportunity to share the classic music of Hawaii across the globe. New performances are being released regularly. Keep an eye on the calendar for updates.
While entertaining has been his primary bread and butter, John’s true love is working in the recording studio as a producer. The Hawaii Music Award winning Guitars of Hawaii showcases Hawaii’s finest guitar players including the late great Mackie Feary & Danny Otholt.
Power of Two Johnny & Yvette Nii released a CD in 2006 that was honored a Hawaii Music Award nominee. Since then John has gone on to release many more CDs. Find John on iTunes or check out his Music page for more information.