Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii – raised in Fruitland, Idaho – now at home in Seattle, Kimo Muraki is a journeyman musician who has made a name for himself as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist to a score of bands and projects around Seattle and the West, as well as nationally and internationally. He has spent most of this last year performing with his own musical projects "Tiny Messengers" and "Surrealized" having released self titled EP’s with both ensembles as well as an Ukulele Christmas EP. Kimo has performed and recorded with a number of Seattle acts including Fences, Hallways, Marmalade, Michael Vermillion, Super Sonic Soul Pimps, Henry At War, Lonesome Rhodes & The Good Company, 17th Chapter, Go Engine Now, Lost Dogma, Slow Bunny, Altered States of Funk, and Diamond Hand, as well as making solo appearances in the interim. Off stage Kimo works as a music mentor and studio musician having recorded for scores of artists from genres across the board. http://kimomuraki.com/ - facebook.com/surrealizedmusic - facebook.com/tinymessengers Kimo’s studio credits during the last few years alone include, to name a few: -mellophone, trombone, sax, and coronet for the UK’s Ed Harcourt; -banjo and sax for France’s Soko; -guitar, banjo, sax, and vocals for Seattle hero Shawn Smith (Pigeonhead, Brad, Satchel); -pedal steel, flute, coronet, and sax for Aqueduct; -ukulele, lap steel, sax, coronet, trombone, mellophone, and recorders for Canadian trio The Elwins; -sax, coronet, and trombone for the Maldives; -ukulele, lap steel, banjo, saw, guitar, sax, coronet, trombone, and mellophone for Austin’s Alyse Black; -trombone, coronet, sax, saw, lap steel, and banjo for Germany's Talking To Turtles; -banjo, lap steel, sax, trombone, flute, and coronet for Michael Vermillion; -banjo, sax, coronet, trombone, sitar, and lap steel for Hallways; -ukulele, guitar, and vocals for Marmalade; -vocals, guitar, trombone, flute, sax, coronet, mellophone, banjo, and ukulele for Super Sonic Soul Pimps; -lap steel, ukulele, Chinese zither, and guitar for Angela Reed; -lap steel, coronet, sax, flute, trombone, mellophone, and recorders for Ian Jones; -sax, coronet, trombone for Katie Costello; -Chinese zither, guitar, sax, coronet, and trombone for Bre Loughlin; -guitar, sax, coronet, trombone, mandolin, sitar, banjo, and vocals for 17th Chapter; -pedal steel for country heavy hitters Aces Up; -sax, coronet, and trombone for Blood Hot Beat; -as well as recording for his own projects and a handful of other regional artists.