One of the few reggae artists with a Gospel message. Joshua grew up as an island boy in Hawai’i and at the age of 18 and with very little money in his pocket, joined the U.S. Air Force and was sent all over the world. In 2007, while stationed overseas, Joshua performed an acoustic set in a cafe and caught the attention of a local producer who offered to record his first album “Answer Your Calling”. This hard hitting album received rave reviews from even the harshest reggae and world music critics and gained him increased exposure worldwide.
With his instrument strapped to his back, Joshua brought his music to and throughout Japan, Europe and the Middle East all while serving on active duty. In 2008, Joshua completed his time in the service and returned to his home island and was enthusiastically received by fans as he delivered captivating and powerful performances. The media warmly welcomed him with exposure and appearances on radio and TV shows including Hawaii’s leading news channel, KHON.
Ever the world traveler, Joshua is currently living in the heart of Europe and continues to be the the ambassador of Hawaiian Roots Reggae outside of the U.S. Now fully armed with an explosive new album “Orchid Unknown”, Joshua Alo’s music is already beginning to shake the world of reggae and is receiving regular airplay in Hawai’i, Continental U.S, Guam, South America, Europe and even Africa. Joshua is also beginning to share the stage with top reggae bands such as Groundation, Danakil and Dub Inc. He is also one of the few roots reggae artists with a Christian gospel message and has even shared the stage with leading gospel artists such as Jeremy Camp.
“…Not only can this humble Hawaiian man record great music, his on stage performances are charismatic and inspiring. Joshua Alo is just getting started” (Maui Times)