Shinichi Kakiuch is a steel guitar player from Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He has been playing the steel guitar since 2008. His band NuiLoa has played for a local halau since 2010, learning the music the halau dances to. He has also developed steel guitar solos of hula songs to play between hulas and has provided support to the Bobby Ingano School of Japan since 2013.
Shinichi and his wife Kumiko have performed at Maui Steel Guitar Festivals since 2014. He also performed at the HSGA Japan Festival in September 2014, and participated in the in HSGA Waikiki Festival in May, 2017. Most recently they performed on the open stage at the Hawaii Island Steel Guitar Festival in November, 2017.
Besides the steel guitar, Shinichi also studies guitar, 'ukulele, and vocals. As a hobby, he likes to experiment with different settings on the steel guitar and 'ukulele.