Bula Akamu

Kailua Kona, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bula Akamu

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.

Services Offered
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:

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

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Ceremony overlooking waipio
Ukulele instrumental
Ukulele instrumental
Pre ceremony
Pre ceremony
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Guest arrival
Guest arrival
Processional song
Processional song
Hula performance during dinner
Hula performance during dinner
Processional song
Processional song
Dance time
Dance time
Grand entrance mc
Grand entrance mc
Cocktail hour hula
Cocktail hour hula
Full band at reception
Full band at reception
Four man fire knife addition
Four man fire knife addition
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Grand entrance time
Mahalo!
Mahalo!
Live perfomance
Live perfomance
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Performing
Jamming
Jamming
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Collab with magic strings
Collab with magic strings
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Full band shot
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Ukulele and guitar duo
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Strumming
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Ukulele shot
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Ceremony processional
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New friends
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Singing
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Ceremony setup
Dinner music
Dinner music
Guitar
Guitar
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Candid
Somewhere over the rainbow
Somewhere over the rainbow
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Props
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Pre ceremony with kahu tom
Playing from the heart
Playing from the heart
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Candid
Rehearsal dinner
Rehearsal dinner
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First dance
First dance
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Ceremony overlooking waipio
Ceremony overlooking waipio

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176 Reviews for Bula Akamu

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Adan Valdez · Married on 05/06/2019

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    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!

    Thank You Bula!

    Sent on 05/12/2019
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    Ivonne Valdez · Married on 05/06/2019

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    Bula is the best!

    Bula is an amazing musician!
    He learned our processional song "Not so bad at all" by Wax, and killed it!🔥🔥🔥
    I requested too many songs and asked him to just go with the flow. When I looked around people were singing along, swaying side to side, and most importantly having a good time! If you want to have great music on your perfect day, choose Bula!

    Sent on 05/12/2019

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Bula Akamu FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 350.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 900.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Sample Music, Sound/PA System
  • 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

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 See on map
    808-425-9918 (Phone number)

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