Bula Akamu is a musician, singer/songwriter, and recoring artist based out of the Big Island of Hawaii, serving all of the Hawaiian islands and mainland US. He is Hawaii's premier wedding and special events musician with hundreds of five star reviews. Bula is humbled and honored to provide beautiful music for you on your most special day, complete with your song requests and some of his own original pieces. 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.
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 Aloha Package and add on options for everything you need including itinerary planning, sound systems, bluetooth lapel microphones, and original music albums. For you couples who want an even more diverse experience into the evening, you may also request additional musicians, hula dancers, and fire knife performers.
Visit his youtube channel for videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/BulaAkamu/videos
Bula Akamu offers music in the following genres:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Atoosa · Married on 05/27/2019
Bula won’t disappoint you! He is the most amazing life musician that I had in my wedding! We couldn’t be happier!
Bula Akamu and his wife Ash Lee gave my wife and me the best wedding gift we could have asked for: true Hawaiian aloha. From our first contact with Bula and Ash Lee, we felt that they treated us like family. Every time we communicated with them pre-wedding, we became more excited to meet them and to listen to Bula’s amazing voice at our wedding. They were professional, organized, incredibly kind, and calming to speak to during the pre-wedding craziness. We never did meet Ash Lee in person, but we hope to some day. On our actual wedding day at the Fairmont Orchid, Bula showed up early and already knew everybody at the Fairmont and our other vendors. He helped us with some microphones needs for our vendors, came up and introduced himself to me before the ceremony started, and gave me a quick almost older-brotherly pep talk, which I really appreciated. It felt like I had known him for years. when Bula finally started to play the guitar and sing for us on the beach, you could see every guest turn to see where this beautiful music was coming from. Bula’s stage presence is playful but also extremely cool and professional. He is equally skilled on the ukulele and guitar, and you will want him to keep playing forever. He emcee’d our entire day from the ceremony to cocktail hour and dinner and sang everything from Bob Marley to Brudda Iz to Elvis Presley to the Beatles. He even sang a gorgeous impromptu duet with my younger sister, which really meant a lot to our family. I have no doubt we will see Bula again, and wish him and his wife and son nothing but success and happiness. What a wonderful family, and we feel very blessed to have had them play such a special role in our wedding.Sent on 06/14/2019
Nick Scholten · Married on 08/10/2019
Fantastic Music for our Ceremony and Reception
We kept Bula plenty busy at our wedding - playing solo at our ceremony and cocktail hour as well as with his band for our reception - and we couldn't be happier! His solo ukulele and guitar playing was perfect for making our ceremony really feel like a Hawaiian wedding, and his band was so much fun keeping everybody dancing all night. The hotel had a power outage during a part of our reception, and the band didn't miss a beat making sure everybody still had a great time in a blackout dance party (major shout out to the saxophone player and drummer who killed it while the keyboard was out and Bula was switching over to his acoustic guitar!). We got so many compliments from our guests about how great Bula and his band were. Bula even went out of his way to record our first dance song a few weeks prior to the wedding, so that we could practice dancing to the actual version that he would play. We definitely recommend Bula to anybody getting married in Hawaii!Sent on 08/20/2019
Adan Valdez · Married on 05/06/2019
Sounds of Everlasting Memories
Bula was amazing at our wedding this past week! Added a piece of smooth and soulful sound to our waterfront wedding that everyone enjoyed! He even learned a song from scratch that we requested and absolutely nailed it! Just seeing my wife walk down the aisle as our favorite song came on made it a moment I will never forget!Sent on 05/12/2019
Thank You Bula!
A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
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.
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!!!!"