The Kilima Hawaiians was a group that was founded in 1934 by guitarist Bill Buijsman. They played Hawaii-music, featuring the steel guitar, that in the thirties and forties of the last century was popular in Netherlands. There existed a small Orchestra, which played numerous Hawaii-music. The Kilima Hawaiians, in their matching tropical outfits, were the best known.
Theo Ehrlicher in 1945 was the successor of Vic Spangenberg. As steel guitarist he was one of the main members of the band and responsible for their distinctive sound. In the period 1945-1950, the success of the group a highlight. In the 1950s, took the interest in their music style off slowly but surely. Theo Erhlicher left the Kilima's in 1958. The band remained until active in the 1970s. It was only in 1968 came the Hawaiianmuziek weather to seriously when the NCRV the radio program The Kilima Hawaiian Showstarted, which was broadcast in 1982 . It was presented by Skip Guardian.