Originally from Maui but now living on Oʻahu, Camarillo released his debut album "Working Man" in 2017. His second album, "Feel at Home", was released in 2020 and won the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award for Contemporary Acoustic Album of the Year. He released an EP entitled "Child of These Islands" earlier this year, and "Be Like You," a single from that album, was nominated for two Nā Hōkū Awards - for Song of the Year and Single of the Year. He was also invited to perform the song at the awards ceremony, and was joined onstage by his brother Kamaka and aunty Lehua Kalima.
Camarillo is a third-generation music teacher and professional musician, born into a family overflowing with rich musical talent. His father Rama, an ʻukulele teacher, taught him to play ʻukulele at age seven. Grandfather George started the first ʻukulele band in Hawai'i public schools. His great uncle was the late ʻukulele virtuoso Jesse Kalima. Aunty Lehua Kalima is a founding member of the multiple Nā Hōkū Award-winning group Nā Leo Pilimehana. Cousin Lito Arkangel is a multiple Nā Hōkū nominee. Cousin Jesse Gregorio, Jr. plays bass for multiple Nā Hōkū Award winner Ledward Kaapana. Brother Kamaka is also a Nā Hōkū Award winner.
It's Christmas Time Again was recorded at Zeo Music studios, with Imua Garza both engineering and producing. Camarillo played 'ukulele, acoustic guitar, and vocals. Garza played bass, keys, and percussion. Layla Camarillo sang background vocals.