Music by Desi, based in Carlsbad, California, provides island-influenced musical entertainment in an authentic Hawaiian style. Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Desi Relator is one of the top island-style musicians on the West Coast, providing music that is both fresh and reminiscent of old Hawaii in a fun and professional manner. As a musician of over 20 years, Desi is an experienced and well-organized performer whose laid-back personality allows him to blend into any event space.
Desi Relator entered the world of music at a young age, with his mother teaching him to play guitar and ukulele as a young child. Soon after, he became the protégé of renowned ukulele teacher, Roy Sakuma. As he grew older, his performance skills improved, and eventually he brought his talents to Hawaiian bands throughout the Los Angeles area. Since 2013, when he produced his first CD, he has been working full-time in the music industry, bringing his rich voice and melodic guitar stylings to a wide variety of events. Desi is bound to captivate your wedding party with his melodic, island-style music
Music by Desi offers fun, high-quality performances in a variety of genres, with Desi being skilled not only in island music, but also in Latin, Motown, country, surfer, rock, and pop music. Desi offers couples a number of additional services including:
42 Reviews for Music by Desi
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Tony R. · Married on 03/09/1988
Tracey & Tony’s 34th Wedding Anniversary
We have enjoyed Desi’s performances at Bali Hai happy hour which he transported to our home to give us Hawaii in Port Loma with our favorite tunes. One of the best parties we ever had with friendly and talented entertainment that thrilled our friends and family. Thank you and can’t wait to enjoy this again.Sent on 10/01/2020
Music by Desi's reply:Thank you so much Tony & Tracy for this awesome review! I enjoyed being a part of your anniversary celebration- what a great party! I truly appreciate the business and your kind words!
Holly W. · Getting married on 11/12/2021
Desi is the best!
Desi is professional, entertaining, and on-time. I have worked with him for the last 2 years for my corporate events. He also plays weekly at my favorite bar/restaurant Bali Hai.Sent on 12/20/2019
On top of it all he is affordable!
Music by Desi's reply:Thanks so much Holly! It's always a pleasure working with you. I really appreciate your business and this great review!
Chris K. · Married on 10/26/2020
We regularly go to Bali Hai to hear him play.
Desi is a phenomenal musician! Although his focus is Hawaiian music, he does pop and some country also. The music ranges from easy listening to more lively. Whatever he plays, all of his renditions of songs that I've listened to on YouTube are better than the originals. Desi is very friendly and professional. We go down to Bali Hai every 2 or 3 weeks and always look forward to seeing him perform! A wonderful time...Sent on 10/29/2020
Music by Desi's reply:Mahalo nui loa Chris for the 5 stars and such a great review! And thank you for taking the time to write a review.