Born and raised in the small plantation town of Kea’au (Ola’a) as well as Keaukaha on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Lito has been involved in music most of his life. He has been entertaining in Hawai’i professionally since 1999. From turning pages for his grandmother while she played piano for the local church to decades of backyard jam-sessions, Lito has become an established full-time entertainer/musician and is also making waves in the Mainland U.S. and Japan.
Lito is also a devoted husband and father of three children, a US Navy Persian Gulf Veteran(USS ‘Obrien DD-975), a University of Hawai’i at Hilo graduate and also coaches Pony League Baseball and T-ball for the Keaukaha sports program. Lito is also currently lecturing in three departments at The University of Hawai’i at Hilo: Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke’elikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, Kinesiology, and Performing Arts. Refusing to make teaching a full-time occupation, Lito believes he is making a bigger impact on the youth of Hawai’i by focusing on his passion for music.