Aloha!. I came to Singsnap because of Poppy's invitation. She said that Singsnap was a nice place to chill with fellow music lovers. I'm already enjoying my brief "escapes" here. A pleasure to meet you. Love and Aloha, Augie
AUGIE REY – Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Entertainer, Agent/Manager
On a personal note, Augie Rey is of Puerto Rican, Cuban, French & Chinese heritage. He was born in (Spanish Harlem) New York City, but has spent most of his life in Hawaii. He has been adopted by the local residents as a "Local Boy". For over 40 years he has been one of the most popular singer/entertainers in the islands. His special brand of music is contagious, and a dancers delight. Currently at the Hale Koa Hotel & the Elks Club. His CD “In The Mood” was nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano award, Hawaii's Grammy Awards.
Augie Rey has had numerous Concert appearances throughout the Western U.S. with the famous Latin American band of RENE TOUZET. This Cuban composer/pianist is world famous in the Latino World, recording over 35 albums. Augie Rey was the lead singer in his 17 piece orchestra. Having performed in the Hollywood Palladium, with the famous Tito Puente, Machito y Graciela, La Lupe, Tito Rodriguez, Johnny Martinez, Orquesta Santurce, Vicentico Valdes, Rene Bloch, Willie "Baby" Rodriguez, Ray Medina & the New Latin Breed, Mongo Santamaria and many other local bands, is a source of pride for him.
Also, at 11 years of age he performed at the famous "Apollo Theater" with a group called The Emanon’s (No Name spelled backwards) who later became well known as the "Dell Vikings" and had a hit record called "Come go with me".
His daughter “Tahiti Rey” is establishing her own musical career. Augie Rey is her Dad and Manager. She calls me her “DADAGER”, cute yeah?
In 2007, the personal management of Tahiti Rey is a new endeavor and focus. Tahiti Rey released debut CD this Summer “Acoustic Beauty”, and it was nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Contemporary Album of the Year, and WON the Hawaii Music Award for POP album of the year.
In October 2003, for his 60th birthday, a Celebratory Masquerade Ball was thrown in his honor at The Monarch Room, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Proceeds went to “Special Olympics-Hawaii”
Legendary Entertainers of Hawaii came out to perform and honor him, including:
Dick Jensen, Melveen Leed, Tony Ruivivar, Jimmy Borges, Kimo Kahoano, Nephi Hannemann, Iva Kinimaka, Danny Kaleikini, Rene Paulo, Ginny Tiu, Brickwood Galuteria, Carole Kai, Jan Brenner, Al Waterson, Tino, Bo Irvine, Carlos Barboza, Eddie Maligmat, Keahi Conjugacion, and Dan Del Negro.
One of Augie's fondest memories was performing at the famous Kahala Hilton Hotel with a beautiful guest singer "Amapola". Love at first sight. A voice that was mesmerizing with the uncanny ability to make any song her own with her incredible phrasing. Now popularly known as Poppy.