Born and raised on Maui, the über-talented Camarillo comes by his talent naturally, with an extended family of music educators and entertainers. Family members include his auntie Lehua Kalima of the multiple Nā Hōkū Award-winning group Nā Leo Pilimehana; his great uncle the late ʻukulele virtuoso Jesse Kalima; cousin and multiple Nā Hōkū nominee Lito Arkangel; cousin Jesse Gregorio, Jr. who plays bass for award winner Ledward Kaapana; brother Kamaka (also a Nā Hōkū Award winner), and many more. His grandfather, George Camarillo, started the first ʻukulele band in Hawai'i public schools, and his father Rama is an ʻukulele teacher as well. His dad taught him to play the ‘ukulele at age seven, and he later learned to play guitar, bass, and piano. He and cousin Dane Lum Ho won Tom Moffat's statewide band competition “Band Champ” while in high school, resulting in the opportunity to open for two major acts: America and The Stylistics. Camarillo released his debut album "Working Man" in 2017. His second album, "Feel at Home", was released in 2020.
Now living on Oʻahu, Camarillo is a third-generation music teacher and a professional musician. He previously performed with bands such as Simply Sedd, but currently performs solo, occasionally with his brother, and more frequently with the legendary multiple Nā Hōkū Award winner, Robi Kahakalau ("Sista Robi").
Be Like You was recorded at Zeo Music with GRAMMY® nominee and multiple Nā Hōkū winner Imua Garza engineering. Camarillo sang vocals and played acoustic guitar, and Garza played electric guitar, bass, drums/percussion, and organ.
Be Like You will be available on all digital outlets on Friday, May 7.