Kala Artist Duke Tatom

Robert Duke Tatom is a ukulele player from the Big Island of Hawaii. Duke plays ukulele for Nā Hōkū Hanohano and Grammy-nominated band Kahulanui. He and Kahulanui’s bandleader, Lena Naipo, had performed together for 15 years prior to forming Kahulanui. Known for their upbeat Hawaiian Big Band Swing, their first album - Hula Ku’i - was released in 2012 on Palm Records, for which they received a Grammy nomination and three Nā Hōkū Hanohano nominations. An EP - From Hawaii to New York - followed in 2015, earning them two more Nā Hōkū Hanohano nominations. Duke has also recorded and performed with Maluhia. He continues to write, record, and perform today.


Ukulele of Choice

Solid Cedar Acacia Tenor Cutaway (KA-ATP-CTG-CE)


Band Website