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Nalani & Sarina, identical twins sisters from New Jersey, have developed a distinctive blend of traditional soul-rock and modern pop likely to keep their faces in the spotlight for years to come. Nalani & Sarina's smart, kinetic live shows, whether as a duo or with their band, have made the sisters favorites on the Northeastern club scene.
Their most recent album, The Circle, is being digitally distributed worldwide by Kobalt/AWAL Music. Legendary music critic/SiriusXM radio host Dave Marsh has called their material "a splendid melding of 'classic' and contemporary styles" and "some of the best music being made today." In the review of the album's first single, Young & Inexperienced, Billboard.com raved "Like other great songwriters, Nalani and Sarina are channeling the emotions of their era." In the review of their album, NJArts.net praised Nalani & Sarina as "one of the best new musical acts to come out of NJ in a long time. (I) believe that Nalani & Sarina are a voice for their generation.”
"The Circle" 11-song full-length CD released May 11th, 2018
"Scattered World" 6-song EP released June 18th, 2015
"Lessons Learned" 14-song full-length CD released January 27th, 2014
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BAND MEMBER INFORMATION
Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Genre: Pop / Rock / Soul
"Like other great songwriters, Nalani and Sarina are channeling the emotions of their era."
~ Thom Duffy, Billboard
"What does it take to be the voice of a generation? These singers are trying to find out."
~ Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, New York Post
"They have big, soulful voices and a commanding stage presence. They have strong, meaningful, original songs... Most of all, during their 45-minute set, you get a sense of their drive, their need to communicate and to make music that matters."
~ Jay Lustig, Inside Jersey Magazine
"The first thing most people notice about Nalani & Sarina is that they are identical twins, but they are much more than that. The two are extremely confident, focused, and charismatic young musicians who are determined to carve out a music career on their own terms.’"
~ Gary Wien, New Jersey Stage Cover Story
"Some artists make it on luck, looks, connections, inventive marketing, backing, or numerous other reasons, but Nalani and Sarina are destined to reach the top simply because they are phenomenally talented. There is no denying brilliance."
~ Allen Foster, AXS
"In case you wonder where Stevie Wonder has been, he's been inhabiting the bodies of twins Nalani & Sarina. This is the funkiest song I've heard since the demise of Soul Train. I couldn't keep still.’"
~ Phil King, AudioFuzz, "We'll Be Free" Review
"To see and hear them now, it’s hard to believe they might not always be this cute and fresh, but listen to their music a bit closer and you’ll realize they won’t have to be."
~ Dave Marsh, Celebrated Music Critic /
Author / SiriusXM Radio Host
"In addition to being charismatic and confident singers and musicians, rotating among guitars, keyboards and ukuleles, their secret weapon is their songwriting."
~ David Bianculli, TV Critic for NPR's
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
"A refreshing, inspiring return to when entertainment consistently had as much to say as it did to sell."
~ Bob Makin, The Courier News
"Nalani & Sarina combine for songs that are as forthright and upbeat as they are sonically organic and pristine, with echoes of their classic influences in every nook."
~ New Music Critiques, Music Connection
"Not altogether pop, not quite the soul of yesteryear, and not quite the typical singer-songwriter archetype, it’s difficult to place the sisters in any one genre, but that’s what makes them so listenable: There’s a little something for everyone."
~ Allie Volpe, Philadelphia Daily News
"Considering their musicianship, their sweet swaying rhythmic thrust, and their astonishing level of composition, we may be looking at the ‘next big thing.’"
~ Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian Weekly
Social Media Links
Management, Greg Drew/Julian Herzfeld
Nalani & Sarina Moving in Stereo - New Jersey Stage (Cover Story)
Live Review: At the Hotel Cafe (Hollywood, CA) - Music Connection
Identical Twins with a Music Mission - Inside Jersey Magazine
SiriusXM - The Spectrum (nationwide)
WXPN 88.5 FM (Pennsylvania)
WSTW 93.7 FM (Delaware)
WNTI 91.9 FM (New Jersey)
WDHA 105.5 FM (New Jersey)
WLOY 1620 AM (Maryland)
WMSC 90.3 FM (New Jersey)
WRSU 88.7 FM (New Jersey)
WKZE 98.1 FM (New York)
Music video “Get Away” added to mtv.com, vh1.com and cmt.com
Music video “Get Away” featured on AXS TV
Featured segment on TV special for WHYY’s Friday Arts
Featured segment on TV special on NJTV’s State of the Arts
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