Greg has showcased his Hawaiian steel guitar talent performing locally in Hawaii and abroad. He's contributed to numerous recording projects with a variety of recording artists and has adapted his styling of the Hawaiian steel guitar to a diverse group of musical styles such as traditional Hawaiian, contemporary Hawaiian, reggae, country, folk and jazz.
Greg has the reputation as the steel guitar player who has the ability to present old Hawaii with a contemporary twist. After many years of playing in the background for many of Hawaii's recording artists, Greg Sardinha released his first solo album in 2006 entitled HAWAIIAN STEEL VOL 4 - Artistry of Greg Sardinha. The album reflects Greg's artistry and versatility with the ukulele, guitar and Hawaiian steel guitar and creates a feel of unusual textures and interplay between all the instruments. He is an accomplished player of all of these instruments. His latest CD, "Stainless" reflects his playing diversity and zest for "pushing the edge" and was awarded the 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Instrumental of the Year.
Besides keeping busy with live performances and studio session work, Greg also has a recording studio called "sma`Kine Recordings" and a record company "Keala Records". His record company has consistently released quality contributions to the continuing legacy of the Hawaiian steel guitar. His recent appearances include the 2015 Maui Steel Guitar Festival and the 2015 Waikiki Steel Guitar Festival.
Greg, Zach Castro on guitar and Kata Maduli on bass, perform daily at the Honolulu International Airport, entertaining the visitors and welcoming them to our Island home. Greg also appears at the Outrigger Reef's Kani Ka Pila Grille every Thursday with Kawika Kahiapo. Greg performs every other Wednesday at the Elks Club in Waikiki with George Kuo and every 3rd Friday at the Elks Club in Kailua (Elks Club membership needed or come with a member). Greg is featured every 2nd Friday at Big City Diner in Kailua. For a complete list where Greg's playing, see his website.
Kaua‘i Steel Guitar Festival
Maui Steel Guitar Festival
Waikīkī Steel Guitar Week
Hawai‘i Island Steel Guitar Festival
Japan-Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
Kona Steel Guitar Festival