Bula Akamu is a musician, singer/songwriter, and recording 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
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190 Reviews for Bula Akamu
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Owen Kane · Married on 06/03/2020
Couldn't have asked for better outcome.
We flew from Australia and planning an overseas wedding is quite tricky. We were so so happy with Ash Lee and Bula's help in getting us across the line. Ash Lee went above and beyond to make sure absolutely everything went smoothly, even staying after she had to...her anticipation of our needs was incredible, and she was always there, in the background with an attentive eye.
We found Bula through Wedding Wire, and not only was his communication and accomodation terrific, the delivery and performance was beyond our expectations...
Overall we couldn't have asked for a better outcome, and will forever hold our wedding in Hawaii with the best memories. This team helped us achieve that.Sent on 07/01/2020
Rei Gonzales · Married on 02/15/2020
Bula is an amazing singer and we were lucky we were able to book him for our wedding. When I heard his songs on YouTube I knew immediately that he was perfect for our wedding. All the guests were complimenting us on how great our ceremony and cocktail hour musician was! I was only sad I did not get to listen to him play more.Sent on 02/17/2020
Jennifer Norton · Married on 12/09/2019
Bula is amazing! The only thing that I'm upset about is not hiring him for the entire reception. He is so incredibly talented and I loved that he can make the music that you pick out sound like his own. We walked down the aisle to Coldplay's Paradise and I can't describe how great he made it sound - when I heard him playing that song, that's when I started crying.Sent on 12/26/2019
His wife Ash is great to communicate with - she will be the one who you'll email with in regards to song choices, grand entrance verbiage, etc. They are just great to work with!
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!!!!"