Nominated for: Niu FM Best International Pacific Artist
Organic good vibes and blissful harmonies light up the authentic and uplifting sound of FAIVA across an ever-expanding repertoire. Made up of lifelong musicians Dr. Grant Muāgututiʻa, Vaea Aʻetonu and Loa Greyson, each of Samoan descent yet connected through living in Southern California, their journeys have been varied but their passion, shared vision and devotion unites them. Brought together in their unwavering love for the art form, the term FAIVA celebrates this concept – the musical realm is their home, and their playing connects them as brothers. Three unique artists, collaborating out of a shared passion for their own historical lineages. The crooning balladeer with unparalleled ability on lead guitar, the falsetto RnB vocalist with impeccable bass and ‘ukulele skills, and the soul singer with faultless rhythmic guitar playing required to kick up a groove with good vibes a plenty for all who listen. After searching for years to form a genuine Samoan group, the three artists finally crossed each other's paths, saw the clear unity of their roots and musical abilities, and the rest is history.