Once upon a time, in 1973, childhood buddies, David John (DJ) Pratt and Carl James Malani Bilyeu auditioned at the Rainbow Villa for the newest popular duo, C & K. Cecilio & Kapono encouraged them to put a band together. Malani was performing solo at the Oar House in Hawaii Kai and DJ was downstairs at Chuck's in Sunlight with Kirk Thompson. They got together in DJ's grandfather's garage with Bryant Mackey Feary, who was another solo act, at the Oar House. They wrote a few songs, rehearsed and there was a discussion about the meaning of Kalapana. Read more about Kalapana on Last.fm.