HI Now Unplugged: Cory & Loke Oliveros bring family, communities together through music

Weekly virtual musical performances to lift spirits around the world

Cory and Loke Oliveros have been entertaining Hawaiiʻs locals and visitors since 1998. They recorded multiple albums that can be found on Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube. Their genre of music extends from Hawaiian, island contemporary, jazz, reggae, pop and R&B. The duo is unique in that their performance of covers and originals are distinct to their personal style. The enjoyment that they have on stage together is contagious and compliments their endeavor of bringing joy to the audience.

Prior to the start of quarantine, Cory was playing music at various hotels, restaurants and private events as a professional musician  COVID-19 cancelled all of his performances, and as a result, half of the familyʻs income was lost. After about a week in quarantine, Cory and Loke decided to use social media as a vehicle to send messages of joy and hope through music. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday the pair goes live on their social media channels, performing for virtual audiences around the world.

Cory and Loke have been married for 19 years and have three children. Prior to having the kids, they were a busy singing duo, performing full time. That routine paused as raising their kids became the priority. Now, they get to reunite, being that the gig venue is literally the living room.

Cory and Loke found that their virtual performances were becoming an essential service to the public. Their voices and witty banter during the virtual shows provided a sense of peace and hope in a relaxed environment and gave viewers a break from the anxiety and depression caused by this pandemic. Most of all, itʻs a small way for the Oliveros ohana to connect with people who need a lift in their spirits.

Join Cory and Loke Oliveros on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 5 – 6 p.m. for live performances on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram. If youʻd like to book them for a future event, please send your contact information to newseason808@gmail.com. You can also visit coryoliveros.com for booking information.

For more information: coryoliveros.com, YouTube: Cory Oliveros, Facebook: Cory Oliveros, Instagram: @coryzmuzic