Close The Distance is an Alternative Pop band from Honolulu, Hawaii. The group features sisters, Kira (lead guitar/vocals) and Ezri (bass/vocals) Santos, and Payton Sekigawa (drums). Close The Distance made their way into the Honolulu music scene in the Spring of 2018 after the members decided to retire their previous band name (EMKE) following the departure of their longtime band member and friend.

While under their previous band name, the trio had the opportunity to open for huge acts such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Kansas, Switchfoot, ONEREPUBLIC, and Halestorm while also receiving invitations to appear at the music industries’ prestigious NAMM Show in Los Angeles, CA to perform with artists such as Andy Mckee and Journey’s Neal Schon. As a result of their LA concerts, the band was awarded a musical endorsement by Yamaha Music Corporation of America.