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Bula Akamu

Kailua Kona, HI View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
216 reviews
$2,900 Most Popular Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,900 Most Popular Price

Serving the Hawaiian Islands and mainland US, Bula Akamu and his company, Bula Music, provide an array of live music, DJ, and Polynesian entertainment customized to your special day. Bula is humbled and honored to provide exceptional music, engaging entertainment, premier sound, custom lighting, and a warm romantic atmosphere for you and your guests. His charisma, MC skills, and stunning voice will move crowds and leave a lasting memory on all those who attend. He promises to use his love for music and his extensive training to offer an unparalleled experience unique to you and your guests.

Services Offered

  • All Inclusive Packages Ranging from 2-6 Hours
  • Live Music: Today's Top Hits + Hawaiian
  • Hawaiian Duo and Trio
  • DJ with Song Mixing
  • MC
  • Sound Systems with Surround Sound
  • Intelligent Lighting
  • Wireless Bluetooth Operated Everything
  • Hula Dancers
  • Fire Knife Performers
  • Fire Poi Ball + Fire Fan Performers
  • Conch Shell Blowers
  • Private Luau Shows
  • Itinerary Planning with Entertainment Coordinator
  • Video Vlogs

With a Master's Degree from Berklee College of Music, Bula Akamu specializes in 'ukulele, guitar, and slack key guitar. His own renditions of popular songs add a new dimension to the evening and set the mood for all of the special moments of your wedding. He will grab your guests by the heartstrings with his falsetto notes and deep tones. Bula loves engaging with your guests and will MC all the key items of your day, allowing it to flow effortlessly for you. His extensive song list allows you to customize your music selections or request him to learn something new. Check out Bula's various packags for a full night of entertainment flowing seemlessly from one part of your celebration to the next. His company provides everything you need from live music to DJ, sound, lights, Polynesian entertainment, all with your personal entertainment coordinator.

Visit his youtube channel for videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/BulaAkamu/videos

Bula Akamu offers live music in the following genres:

  • Top 40
  • Easy Listening
  • Hawaiian
  • Pop
  • Reggae
  • Country
  • R&B/soul
  • Dance
  • Funk
  • Jazz
  • Oldies
  • Rock

  • Pacific Islander-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$650

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,900

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What instruments does your group play?

Drums
Guitar
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals

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    Marie I. Married on 04/04/2022
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    A wedding to remember - thank you Bula

    Theo and I just had our wedding at the Mauna Lani and Bula played for both our ceremony and the wedding reception. What a treat. Bula is such a talented artist, MC, and DJ. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about him the next day. I can't thank Bula and Ash enough for such a smooth planning process as well as an unforgettable evening. Thank you!!
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    Erika A. Married on 04/02/2022
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    Bula and Ash are the Best!

    Mahalo a million times to Bula and Ash! Not only was the music great but Ash who has a ton of wedding planning experience let me run some ideas by her because we were not using a wedding planner. She provided great feedback and referrals. Bula had a great voice and knew how to play to the crowd. I didn't give much direction but he had our guests dancing all night! Bula is a must hire. He turned the wedding into a great party! I would hire him again!
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    Lindsay A. Married on 03/18/2022
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    Incredible FULL package, over exceeded every expectation!

    Bula and his wife Ashley and their entertainment team were INCREDIBLE. Ashley was so organized and helpful with all of our wedding planning, I could not be more grateful for them. We came to Hawaii from CANADA, and did not know what to expect in terms of our location, venue, weather, etc. She put together an itinerary for us for the entertainment and the entire day based around their knowledge and experience of the island, weather, and helped everything run incredibly smooth. It was a stress free perfect evening thanks to their thorough efforts. Everyone loved the hula dancer and the fire performer and drummer were an enormous hit. The performing, equipment and set up, and DJing was all flawless. They really are very experienced and a high class company to work with. They did so much above and beyond for us I will never ever forget their kindness and professionalism.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Solace Weddings Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

Hawaii Sound & Vision Hawaii Sound & Vision Wedding DJs

We work with dozens of musicians on the Big Island. Few of them match the pure talent and professionalism of Bula Akamu. We are honored to book him for our most valued clients. Bula brings a wonderful burst of aloha to events big and small. He is the perfect choice for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Karen Loudon Photography Karen Loudon Photography Wedding Photographers

Bula has performed acoustic guitar and sung at many weddings I that have photographed. He is a friendly and accommodating guy with an outstanding talent and wonderful "presence". He is very versatile - from authentic "Island" music to soulful mainstream music. He is VERY GOOD!!! I have also noticed that he always arrives early . . . and ready to perform. I cannot say enough about Bulai!!!!"

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Kailua Kona, 96740
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