Upcoming Shows

May 1st, 2008

The Milky Way Lounge
When: Friday, May 30
Where: The Milky Way Lounge
405 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-3740

When: Thursday, June 5th Doors open at 6:30 pm
Where: The Headliner, NJ
$15 pre-sale. $18 at the door.

Hawaii Health Garden
When: Friday, June 21
Where: Malama Kauai, Kilauea
727 Kauapea Road, Kilauea, Kauai HI 96754

Jack Johnson Tour with The Culver City Dub Collective
When: Wednesday, August 20th 6pm
Where: Columbia Meadows
St. Helens, OR

Jack Johnson Tour with The Culver City Dub Collective
When: Thursday, August 21st 4pm
Where: Thunderbird Stadium
Vancouver, British Columbia

Jack Johnson Tour with The Culver City Dub Collective
When: Friday, August 22nd 5pm
Where: George Amphitheater
George, WA

Kokua Festival 2008

Interview with Room13

May 1st, 2008

The online music magazine Room13 released a nice interview of Paula on their website. You can check it out here

Paula featured in Variety Magazine

April 1st, 2008


Phil Gallo from Variety writes glowing praise for Paula’s performance at the Getty Museum with Corey Harris basketball predictions tonight:

Hawaiian ukulele player and singer Paula Fuga opened the evening, blending reggae and its consciousness-raising lyrics with the island’s sweet and comforting indigenous music. Title track from her album “Lilikoi” and a not-yet-recorded song were highlights in lyric and presentation: She possesses an uncommonly gorgeous voice and holds notes that wrap around a listener like a mother’s embrace. Her backup consisted of appropriately subtle acoustic guitar and some scattered conga playing that never tethered the needed rhythm.

You can view the full article here.

Paula in the East Bay Express!

January 22nd, 2008

Paula has been written up in the East Bay Express! Check it out here:

Paula Fuga

It’s impressive enough that Paula Fuga’s debut bundlesromantic R&B lyrics, roots reggae rhythms, and Hawaiian culture into a natural hybrid. “Nose Flute Dub” offers just what it promises, while “The Sun Will Rise” reaches even further with a proudly country guitar part. But best of all are Fuga’s vocals, overcome with passion and soul in a way that can’t be forced basketball first half predictions. When she sings, And no matter how I try, I can’t resist the thought of you, the pain in her voice pierces through a softly strummed ukulele. At its best, this combination of upfront sincerity and unfettered talent results in pure magic. Fuga makes her first Bay Area appearance on Friday, Jan. 25 at Jupiter (2181 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley), backed by fellow Hawaiian act the Girlas. 8 p.m., free. JupiterBeer.com
– By Nate Seltenrich
Price: free
Time & Date: Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m.
2181 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704
Berkeley: South

Paula in the San Francisco Chronicle

January 7th, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is giving some attention to Paula and her music here

She’ll be making her first performance in the Bay Area with a free concert at Jupiter in Berkeley on Jan. 25, but it won’t be her first trip here. “I actually recorded part of my album at Hyde Street Studios in 2005. The Grateful Dead recorded there, Tupac, Green Day … it was an amazing studio. There’s a (sound) board in there that (slack-key guitarist) Gabby Pahinui recorded on.”

Lilikoi on iTunes!

July 20th, 2007

Paula Fuga’s Lilikoi can now be downloaded through the iTunes music store!

Lilikoi on iTunes

order Lilikoi on iTunes

Buy Lilikoi on iTunes

A lot of people ask where they can purchase Country Road, the song Paula does with Jack Johnson today basketball predictions. You can find that song, along with a lot of other fine music on the Mana Maoli CD in support of 12 community, culture, and environment-based Hawaii charter schools. Great music for a great cause. Click below to go to the purchase page:

Mana Maoli

Paula Fuga Featured on NPR and PRI’s The World

July 20th, 2007

Public Radio International

Public Radio International, along with BBC, and National Public Radio featured Paula in the Global hit section of their broadcast. You can check it out here.

Paula on The Culver City Dub Collective’s new album!

July 9th, 2007

Paula appears on Culver City Dub Collective’s new album, Dos, out July 31. Paula sings on “Give Voice” with Jack Johnson. CCDC is Adam Topol’s (Jack, Piers Faccini) new reggae and dub band. In addition to Paula, Dos features guest spots by Jack Johnson, Money Mark, Matt Costa, Piers Faccini and Bedouin Soundclash’s Jay Malinowski. Check out CCDC here (culvercitydubcollective.com)

The Santa Barbara Independent

May 10th, 2007

The Santa Barbara Independent interviewed Paula about her upcoming show in Santa Barbara at SoHo. Read about it here.

“Fuga’s debut album Lilikoi, which came out last May, is a soothing blend of reggae-tinged tunes beautifully adorned with her hauntingly smooth voice.”

Stuff from all over

May 7th, 2007

Paula’s on tour! The dates for her shows are listed above, and we’re trying to keep everything up to date for those of you who got stickers at the shows. Also, if you haven’t gotten the chance, grab the free mp3’s we posted from KTUH’s Monday Night Live.

San Diego City Beat
Paula had a nice write up from the San Diego City Beat:
“Paula Fuga @ Winston’s. This lady’s fantastic. The Hawaiian multi-instrumentalist and singer recently got Jack Johnson’s attention—he collaborated with her on a few songs and brought her along for shows. One of the more soulful, island-vibe musicians around.”

Los Angeles radio station, KPFK will feature a live performance and interview with Paula on Tuesday, May 15th, 11:00 am California time (8:00 am Hawaii time).

Honolulu Star Bulletin
Also, The Honolulu Star Bulletin did a write up regarding some of the shows.

Don’t forget to tell your friends about the shows if they’re in Southern California!