Music of the Heart
What do you do when faced with disheartening loss and disappointment over and over? How is a human being supposed to ride the roller coaster of emotionally bright highs and depressingly dark lows? Koa Siu’s relationship with Christ has been a steady brace in life’s turmoil as seen in his worshipful reaction to God and love of all people.
Koa was born and raised in Hawaii— graduated from Aiea High School, attended Hillsdale College in Michigan, and then graduated from Pacific Rim Bible College in Honolulu. In 1998, Koa began to define his own musical style with the release of Thirsty Life. From 1999-2008 Koa could be found in Waikiki’s most prestigious hotels as a solo act, or singing Hawaiian music with his dad Leon. As part of New Hope Christian Fellowship with Pastor Wayne Cordeiro, Koa served as the Worship Pastor at New Hope Hawaii Kai Church from 2003-2007. In April of 2007 Koa released his long-awaited second album Where You Are which won “Rock Album Of The Year” in the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts). In October 2007, Koa released a Christian worship-music album entitled, I Am Yours—A Worship Experience with KOA. On his recent Hawaiian islands tour, Koa visited 17 churches on 3 islands to bring his special brand of worship to over 17,000 people. I Am Yours also received a 2008 Hoku Award nomination for “Religious Album of the Year”. In January of 2008, the Siu family re-located to Sydney, Australia to become part of Hillsong Church and attend Hillsong Leadership College. He is presently the worship leader for Hope Chapel West Oahu and lead musician and vocalist in the newly released worship CD, Now Is The Time.
Koa is joyfully married to his wife Sarah and has two wonderful children, Kekoa (4), Kalea (2). For more family info, please visit: www.koaandsarah.com